Force India Sign Alfonso Celis As Development Driver

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Force India, have signed Mexican GP3 racer Alfonso Celis as a development driver for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

Celis will get behind the wheel of the hybrid F1 racing car at the post season test at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He will take part in seven practice sessions next season and wll help help the team out as a simulator driver as well.

The Mexican driver, is currently racing for ART in GP3 and has got one the podium once. He is currently 13th in the drivers' standings with two race weekends to go.

Vijay Mallya, the team boss of Force India said, "As our development driver we will work hard to prepare Alfonso for the demands of driving in Formula 1 and provide a good grounding in all aspects of the job. It's a fantastic opportunity for him to learn from Sergio and Nico, and to get valuable mileage in the car."

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Story first published: Monday, November 23, 2015, 12:16 [IST]
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