Force India design to pointer a haven motorist now that Formula One has kicked off a European season, according to emissary principal Bob Fernley.
“We are looking. And someday in a European bit now we will pointer someone,” a Briton told Reuters before a two-day exam during Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya that started on Tuesday.
Mercedes-powered Force India, who unsuccessful to measure points in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix and have had cash-flow problems, will have French teen Esteban Ocon in their automobile on Wednesday.
They had designed to exam Pascal Wehrlein, who is also a Mercedes F1 reserve, on Tuesday though he was indisposed and Britain’s Nick Yelloly, who has been doing simulator work with a team, took his place instead.
Ocon, a 18-year-old European F3 champion, is competing in GP3 with Mercedes support and was also recently allocated exam and haven motorist for a Mercedes AMG group in a German Touring Car (DTM) series.
Fernley pronounced a group would have been means to find a haven simply adequate if they had indispensable an puncture deputy for Mexican Sergio Perez or Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg though a purpose was some-more than only that.
“We’ve always run a haven motorist in an constituent role,” he said. “The fact that we haven’t got that during a impulse doesn’t meant we couldn’t find somebody if we had to. That would be something we could achieve.”
Several drivers, including Hulkenberg, have in a past used a Force India haven chair as a stepping mill to a full F1 competition drive.
Fernley shrugged off any regard about Hulkenberg who has already finished a six-hour continuation competition with Porsche during Spa in Belgium this deteriorate and is due to contest in subsequent month’s Le Mans 24 Hours as good as his full F1 programme.
The competition during a Sarthe circuit has seen some large accidents in a past, with stream continuation universe champion Anthony Davidson violation dual vertebrae in a 2012 crash.
“Things can occur though if that happens we’ll understanding with it,” pronounced Fernley. “We’ll only have to demeanour during it when a thing comes though equally it’s an event for Nico that we shouldn’t dispossess him of.”