Force India Name Jolyon Palmer, Richard Goddard as Abu Dhabi Test Drivers

While Jolyon Palmer is the first Briton since Lewis Hamilton to win GP2, Australia Richard 'Spike' Goddard in 2012 won the rookie class of the British Formula Three Championship.

Updated: November 19, 2014 19:03 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Force India on Wednesday confirmed that Jolyon Palmer and Richard 'Spike' Goddard will test for the team in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Also Read: Abu Dhabi GP Special to Me, Says Perez)

It will be the GP2 champion Palmer's first drive in an F1 car while Goddard received the opportunity after driving in F3 for two years.

Briton Palmer won four races ahead of the season finale to become the first British driver since Lewis Hamilton to win the title. The 23-year-old racer is the son of former F1 driver Jonathan.

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