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Force India reveals three-driver Barcelona F1 test line-up

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Force India reveals three-driver Barcelona F1 test line-up
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Feb 21, 2017, 7:08 PM

Force India has announced its line-up for the 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing with all three drivers sharing the duties across the eight days at Barcelona.

Esteban Ocon, Force India
Alfonso Celis Jr., Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 Development Driver
Alfonso Celis Jr., Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM09

Sergio Perez will be the first to drive the new machinery when the testing gets underway on February 27, before the newly recruited Esteban Ocon has his chance on the second day.

Although the team hasn't made any official announcement on Alfonso Celis Jr, its development driver from 2016, but with the Mexican driving on Day 3, it confirms that the young driver will continue with his role this year.

The final day of the first test would see the senior Mexican taking the driver duties for the morning session, while his French teammate will drive in the afternoon.

After five days of break, testing will resume on March 7 at the same venue with the Mercedes junior Ocon driving on Day 1 and Day 3.

The second and fourth day will see Perez doing the duties to complete Force India's comprehensive 2017 F1 testing programme.

The Silverstone-based team, which achieved its best finish of fourth place in the constructors' standings in 2016, will reveal its new challenger, the VJM10 at Silvertsone on February 22.

Force India's test line-up:

DayDateDriver
1 February 27  Sergio Perez
2 February 28  Esteban Ocon
3 March 1  Alfonso Celis Jr
4 March 2  Sergio Perez
 Esteban Ocon
5 March 7  Esteban Ocon
6 March 8  Sergio Perez
7 March 9  Esteban Ocon
8 March 10  Sergio Perez
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