Force India has announced that Nicholas Latifi will be joining the team as a reserve and test driver for the 2018 season.

The 22-year-old Canadian has spent two full seasons with DAMS in Formula 2 and finished fifth in last year’s World Championship which was won by Sauber’s Charles Leclerc.

But now Latifi will be given an opportunity to build some experience in Formula 1 over the coming campaign and will feature for the team in a number of practice sessions as well as tests.

“Nicholas joins us off the back of a strong season in F2 and strengthens our driver development programme,” said Force India team boss Vijay Mallya.

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