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Juncadella given third practice run by Force India in Brazil

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Daniel Juncadella will get his third free practice run of the season when he takes to the track on Friday morning at Interlagos for the Sahara Force India team.

The Spaniard will take over from Sergio Perez for the first session of the weekend in Brazil, having already had time behind the car at Silverstone and at Monza, and Juncadella thanked the team for giving another chance to drive their car.

“I’m very happy to be given another chance to drive the car this weekend in Brazil,” said Juncadella. “I feel confident after my outings in Silverstone and Italy and I look forward to continue gaining more experience with the team.”

Juncadella, who raced for the Mercedes team in the DTM Series in 2014, has previous experience at the Interlagos track, and is looking forward to seeing what the track feels like in an F1 car.

“The Brazilian track brings back good memories,” insisted Juncadella. “I achieved two podium finishes back in 2008 when I raced here at the final two races of the Formula BMW American season, but I can’t wait to go back and see what it’s like to drive it in an F1 car!

“The fact that I know the track and that I’m not new to the team anymore will definitely be two positive elements that will allow me to focus on my driving and on doing the best job possible for the team straight away. After finishing my DTM season much stronger than we started it, I now look forward to my third FP1 outing and I’d like to thank Sahara Force India for this opportunity.”

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