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F1 2012: Jules Bianchi Confirmed as Force India Reserve Driver

Force India have named Jules Bianchi as their reserve driver for the 2012 season. One of the leading lights of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Bianchi will drive in a minimum of nine practice sessions over the course of the season—using the car of either Paul di Resta or Nico Hulkenberg. Bianchi occupied the reserve driver role for Ferrari in 2011, but the Italian team do not give reserve drivers an opportunity to drive in Friday practice.  The move to Force India will give him the opportunity to do this while remaining a part of the Ferrari family. In a statement on the Force India website, Bianchi said: I’m obviously excited to join Sahara Force India and the chance to get track time during race weekends is an important...

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