The newly branded Force India F1 team have revealed their line-up for the coming post season testing sessions at the Circuit de Catalunya, with Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien joining the team's current drivers.

Testing with a pair of Ferrari-powered F8-VII's - each one equipped with next year's mandatory FIA electronic package as well as be displayed in the team's interim burgundy red and white livery - five drivers will be in action during the four-day session.

For Liuzzi, the test comes in the week that his hopes of switching from Toro Rosso to Williams disappeared when the Grove team confirmed its driver line-up for 2008, the Italian now being left with increasingly limited options on the F1 grid.

The former F3000 champion has been vocally confident about his chances of remaining in F1 next season, but Force India now seems his best hope.

The same can be said for Klien, who has made no secret of his desire to get back on the grid following his premature departure from Red Bull Racing and his subsequent season watching from the sidelines whilst testing with Honda.

However, the Austrian has developed good ties with the Silverstone outfit over the last few months, having tested with it at Spa. Although he lost out on a race drive to Sakon Yamamoto, Klien is favoured for one of the team's seats.

In all, five drivers will be present at the tests in Barcelona, with the in-demand Adrian Sutil staying with the team formerly known as Spyker for the time being, together with test drivers Giedo van der Garde and Roldan Rodriguez. Yamamoto, however, will not be present at the tests.

The test is expected to be a chance for the team to evaluate race drivers for 2008, but a number of other drivers are also set to be in the frame for the seats, with Frank Montagny claiming that he is also in talks with the Indian squad.

 

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