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Force India recruited Alfonso Celis as development driver role

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Force India F1 team appointed Alfonso Celis as their new development driver role, with the young Mexican set to take part in seven official practice sessions during the 2016 F1 season.

Force India recruited Alfonso Celis as development driver role

Force India recruited Alfonso Celis as development driver role

The Mexican youngster will get his first experience of F1 behind the wheel of the VJM08 at the season-ending Abu Dhabi test – driving duties with race driver Nico Hulkenberg.

Alfonso will spend time on the simulator at the team’s Silverstone factory. He will also take part in seven official practice sessions at Grand Prix events during the 2016 season.

Alfonso Celis: “Ever since I started racing I’ve been dreaming of Formula One, so it’s a huge honour to begin working with Sahara Force India.”

“It’s an amazing opportunity for me to learn about Formula One and to work closely with the engineers and race drivers. Being on the track in Abu Dhabi will be an incredible feeling. It’s going to be the biggest moment in my career and I am fully focussed on doing a good job for the team.”

Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director: “I would like to welcome Alfonso to the team and wish him well ahead of his debut with us in Abu Dhabi.”

“As our development driver we will work hard to prepare him for the demands of driving in Formula One and provide a good grounding in all aspects of the job. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Alfonso to learn from Sergio and Nico, and to get valuable mileage in the car.

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