Ferrari reserve driver Jules Bianchi has will be Force India’s reserve driver for 2012. The 22-year-old Frenchman will take part in around half of the Friday practice sessions and some pre-season tests as well.
“The chance to get track time during race weekends is an important step for me,” he said. “Being regularly in a current car is the best way to learn quickly and I hope it will put me in a strong position to one day move into a race seat. The next few months will be really exciting as I get to know the team, see how they work, and prepare for my time in the car.”
Bianchi will remain a member of the part Ferrari Driver Academy, along with Sergio Perez, Raffaele Marciello, Brandon Maisano and Lance Stroll. Davide Rigon has also recently extended his relationship with the team for all racing and promotional activities in 2012 and 2013.
Ferrari has no shortage of drivers if another is needed.