Force India has confirmed Lance Stroll will enjoy his maiden Formula 1 test with the team in Abu Dhabi next week ahead of his anticipated switch from Williams for 2019.

Stroll has been on course to join Force India ever since his father, Lawrence Stroll, led a consortium that rescued the team from administration with a financial takeover in August.

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Stroll underwent a first seat fitting at Force India in the summer, but saw out the season with Williams, finishing third-from-last in the drivers' championship with just two points finishes.

The Canadian made his final F1 start for Williams on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, with Force India confirming shortly after the race that Stroll would be joining its line-up for the two-day Pirelli tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit next week.

Stroll will test with the team on Tuesday afternoon and all of Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, taking over from Perez after the opening morning of running.

Force India is yet to formally announce Stroll in the race seat for 2019, making it just one of two teams that has not finalised its line-up for next year.

Stroll will replace Esteban Ocon at Force India, with the Frenchman set to spend a year in a reserve role at Mercedes ahead of a possible return to the grid for 2020.

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