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Force India change driver line-up for Jerez

Nico Hulkenberg made to wait as Sergio Perez stays in the car for Day Two

By Pete Gill at Jerez.   Last Updated: 28/01/14 6:57pm

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Perez and Hulkenberg reveal the 2014 Force India

Perez and Hulkenberg reveal the 2014 Force India

Force India have changed their driver schedule for the Jerez test with Sergio Perez staying in the car for Day Two after completing just a handful of laps on Tuesday.

Nico Hulkenberg was scheduled to drive the VJM07 on Wednesday but instead will have to wait on the sidelines for his first outing on Thursday after his Mexican team-mate enjoyed little track time as he debuted for the team on Day One in southern Spain.

Perez only ran for eleven laps on Tuesday

The team's third driver Daniel Juncadella will then get behind the wheel on Friday.

Fewer than 100 laps were completed on Tuesday at Jerez as F1's new turbo era endured a troubled start with only six drivers recording a lap time. Force India are, however, the only team to have announced a change to their roster, with Max Chilton expected to arrive at the circuit overnight after Marussia were forced to withdraw from Day One due to a fault on their new car.

The VJM07 and its remarkable front nose

Scheduled Jerez Day Two line-up:
Caterham: Marcus Ericsson.
Ferrari: Kimi Raikkonen.
Force India: Sergio Perez.
Marussia: TBC.
McLaren: Jenson Button.
Mercedes: Nico Rosberg.
Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel.
Sauber: Esteban Gutierrez.
Toro Rosso: Daniil Kvyat.
Williams: Valtteri Bottas.

The Sky Sports F1 Online team will be providing live commentary of all three winter tests, starting in Jerez on Tuesday January 28, with live updates from trackside also on Sky Sports News.

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