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Force India Barcelona test II - Day 1 report

Force India press release

Sahara Force India was back in action today for the start of a second week of testing in Barcelona with Paul Di Resta behind the wheel of the VJM05.

Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India Formula One Team
Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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Paul Di Resta:


"Another busy day and we managed to tick off all the objectives once again. The final test is all about adding new parts to the car, seeing how they perform, and getting our set-up sorted for Melbourne. I think we have a good idea of where we need to be based on the performance of the car today and Nico will continue with that work tomorrow.

As I said last week, we are definitely making progress in terms of performance and we're getting a good understanding for the new 2012 tyre constructions."

The priority was to shakedown the second chassis

Jakob Andreasen

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer


"Our second week in Barcelona has got off to a good start with another reliable day of running. Paul covered just shy of 100 laps and worked through the programme without any significant issues.

The priority was to shakedown the second chassis, which we ran for the first time today, and that went smoothly with no issues to report. As the first race in Melbourne approaches, there are more developments arriving at the track and our task this week is to evaluate as much as we can. The first of those were on the car today, so we carried out some aero passes and had some encouraging feedback from Paul."

Day One Stats


Chassis: VJM05-03
Laps: 98
Mileage: 456 km
Fastest lap: 1:24.305

Barcelona testing schedule


2 March - Nico Hulkenberg
3 March - Paul Di Resta
4 March - Nico Hulkenberg

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