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Latifi Puts A Force Behind Formula 1 Dreams

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Nicholas Latifi is ready for the next step of his career, as he has signed with Force India as a reserve and test driver for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity,” said Latifi. “Sahara Force India is a team that has shown constant improvement for the last few years and I’m proud to become a part of one of the success stories of Formula One. I am eager to show the team what I can do and help them as they continue to close the gap to the front of the grid.”

The 22-year-old has been impressive, scoring nine podium finishes in Formula 2 competition. He spent the past two years as a test driver for Renault F1.

Vijay Mallya, Force India’s team principal, added, “Nicholas joins us off the back of a strong season in F2 and strengthens our driver development programme. He will support our simulator programme and work with the team during a number of Friday practice sessions next year.

“We have a long track record of bringing on young talented drivers and Nicholas will learn a huge amount as he gets embedded in the team, and looks forward to a career in Formula One.”

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