"With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first miles in the VJM08," tweeted the Silverstone squad.

The team further said Hulkenberg will do the testing duties on Saturday and Sergio Perez on Sunday.

Force India missed the first test in Jerez before running their 2014 car in the second test held at the Circuit de Catalunya. The season opener takes place at Melbourne on March 15.

The delay in getting the car ready in time gave more fuel to speculations on the team's future, at a time when co-owner Vijay Mallya is battling financial problems back in India and the other majority shareholder Subrata Roy being in Jail since March, 2014.

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