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Force India likely to skip 2nd F1 preseason testing

Force India delays its start again and likely to skip 2nd F1 preseason testing in Barcelona

Force India likely to skip 2nd F1 preseason testing

JEREZ, Spain (AP) -- Force India says its car is unlikely to be ready until the third and final session of Formula One preseason testing in Barcelona in two weeks.

Force India initially planned to drive in this week's first tests in Jerez in southern Spain, albeit with last year's car, before making a late call to skip it because there was little to learn from doing that.

It also will pass on the second tests from Feb. 19-22.

The team added on Wednesday, "it's more likely the new car will appear at the (third and) final Barcelona test" from Feb. 26-March 1.

Force India finished sixth in the constructors' championship last year, with German driver Nico Hulkenberg finishing ninth and Mexican Sergio Perez one behind in the drivers' standings.

They have the same lineup for this year's championship, which begins on March 15 in Melbourne, Australia.


Updated : 2021-09-25 13:50 GMT+08:00