Paris, Jan 5 (AFP) Force India have appointed 22-year-old Nicholas Latifi as test and reserve driver for the 2018 season after a fine showing in Formula Two last year.Also Read - Russian Grand Prix 2021 Live Streaming in India: Where to Watch Live F1 Race Today Online, TV Telecast of Race Day Today

He will back up Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon and look after some of the Friday test sessions. Also Read - International Flights: Vistara Announces Flights to Paris From Delhi From Nov 7 | Check Full Schedule, Ticket Price Here

“Force India is a team that has shown constant improvement for the last few years and I’m proud to become a part of one of the success stories of Formula One,” said Latifi, who hails from Toronto. Also Read - Belgian Grand Prix Live Streaming in India: Where to Watch F1 Race Online, TV Telecast of Race Day Today

The Canadian came fifth in the F2 standings last season after one win, at Silverstone, and nine podium finishes. He also tested for Renault’s F1 team. AFP SSC SSC

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