A new face will be behind the wheel of Force India’s 2018 challenger when Pirelli tyre testing gets underway at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina next week in the shape of Lance Stroll.
When the Canadian’s billionaire father Lawrence Stroll led a consortium to rescue Force India, it was naturally assumed his son would come onboard after two years at Williams.
The team have yet to confirm whether Stroll will indeed partner Sergio Perez next season, but they have announced he will drive in the two-day test.
As it stands, Perez will drive during the morning session on Tuesday, before handing the car over to Stroll in the afternoon. Stroll will then complete a full day of running on Wednesday.