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Juncadella joins Force India as reserve driver

ESPN Staff
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Daniel Juncadella has been named as a Force India reserve driver for 2014 and will take part in several Friday practice sessions this year.

Juncadella will continue to race in DTM as he did last year, but will be a regular feature in the paddock at Force India.

"Daniel is an exciting prospect and I am delighted to welcome him to Sahara Force India," team principal Vijay Mallya said. "Over the last few years we have always tried to support young, talented drivers and we will continue down this path by giving Daniel the opportunity to drive the VJM07 on Friday mornings at selected races. Daniel will also play an important role in our simulator programme at the factory, which remains an increasingly important development tool."

Juncadella won the F3 Euro Series in 2012 and tested a Williams last year at Silverstone to add to experience he had in a 2009 Ferrari the year before.

"Joining Sahara Force India is a dream come true," he said. "It's a fantastic opportunity for me to learn and will hopefully take me a step closer to eventually racing in Formula One. To work with the team at the track and in the factory will give me some valuable experience and I will do my best to make a contribution to help the team achieve its goals in 2014."

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