Sahara Force India has confirmed it will give the new VJM08 its first track run on the second day of the final F1 pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

The team only made its first 2015 appearance last week at the same circuit, but spent the four days running its 2014 specification VJM07 as the much-delayed VJM08 continued its constructed in the factory.

Though there remained some doubts that the car would not appear before the team heads to Australia for the opening round of the season, Otmar Szafnauer says the car has 'been fired up' in the factory and will be sent to Spain to turn its first wheel on Friday.

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"[The build] has progressed well over the last few days and the car has now been fired up at the factory. That's always the key moment when the car truly comes to life. We have seen a tremendous effort from every department over the last few months to get us to this stage and we're looking forward to seeing the car take to the track later this week."

"The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take place in the garage at the track. We are aiming to get out on Friday and the new car will run as much as possible over the weekend."

Despite being forced to use the VJM07, Szafnauer insists last week's test - which was conducted on 2015 Pirelli tyres - was stil prodcutive.

"It was a straightforward and productive week, with the primary focus to learn about the 2015 tyres. Because we know the 2014 car so well, we could focus purely on tyre evaluation on a range of different fuel loads. We used every dry compound that was available last week and all of that information will be transferrable to our 2015 programme."

The image released by Force India shows the VJM08 features the more streamlined nose as adopted by its rivals ahead of the 2015 F1 season

Force India is yet to confirm which drivers will be present for the final four day test after Mercedes test driver Pascal Wehrlein was given two days in the car at the behest of race drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

The team has been beset by financial concerns in recent weeks and is reportedly in the process of paying suppliers, which contributed to the late build of the VJM08.