Force India has confirmed that it will skip the Jerez test completely, and focus instead on the second test of the season in Barcelona.
The team revealed some time ago that the new VJM08 would not be ready for Jerez, but it had been expected that the old VJM07 would be used at Jerez. However the car would have used a 2014 power unit and it was decided that there would be little to gain by doing the test.
The team said on Twitter:
Force India does of course use a Mercedes gearbox as well as the power unit, so a significant chunk of the new car will be tested by the works team in Jerez.