Klien to get second Force India test

Christian Klien has been invited to test for the Force India team again at Jerez in December

Klien to get second Force India test

The former Red Bull racer and Honda reserve driver was one of several drivers evaluated by Force India at Catalunya last week, and set the team's fastest time of the test.

"The times were close but it's really nice to be quickest after being out of an F1 cockpit for so long and I am very much looking forward to the Jerez test," Klien said.

"I got used to being back in the car after a couple of runs and was able to focus on working with the team to help them get the best out of the car. I was especially pleased with my long distance runs and really impressed with the car's reliability."

The Austrian had previously tested for the team in July, when the squad - then known as Spyker - were seeking a replacement for Christijan Albers. Spyker ultimately opted for Sakon Yamamoto, and Klien stayed in his Honda test role until the end of the season.

Klien said he had been impressed by Force India in last week's test and felt he had made a useful contribution.

"The team has been fantastic to work with, extremely professional and very motivated; we worked well together and with the feedback I was able to give we made improvements to the car over the two days," he said.

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