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Force India hands Palmer chance to impress

2014 GP2 series champion Jolyon Palmer will get a chance to impress during the upcoming test in Abu Dhabi.

Following the Formula One season finale, teams attentions will immediately turn to 2015 during a test session next week.

23-year-old British driver Palmer will get his first chance in the seat of a Formula One car testing for Force India for the first day of the test before handing over to Australian Spike Goddard.

“Sahara Force India has shown their faith in me by offering this opportunity and I am looking forward to repaying their trust in Abu Dhabi,” Palmer told Sky Sports.

“I have worked very hard for a chance like this and I want to help the team get the most from this test session. This is a team that has always promoted talent and I hope this opportunity can lead to bigger things in the future.”

That future is unlikely to be in a race seat with Force India for 2015 as both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are all but expected to remain with the team for next season.

In fact with the financial problems at both Caterham and Marussia, chances to get into Formula One look extremely limited.

But having won the GP2 title, with four race victories and eleven podiums, Force India are delighted to offer Palmer his first chance in Formula One.

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya added: “As a team we have a strong track record of identifying up-and-coming prospects and giving them valuable mileage and experience in our cars. I have been following Jolyon’s progress this season in GP2 and he is clearly a big talent that deserves a chance in Formula 1.








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Date:Wednesday November 19 2014

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