Force India Monza test notes 2008-08-28

Just four days after the conclusion of the European Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil was back in action for the Force India Formula One Team, taking over the wheel for the second day of testing at Monza. With the sunny, warm conditions prevailing, ...

Just four days after the conclusion of the European Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil was back in action for the Force India Formula One Team, taking over the wheel for the second day of testing at Monza.

With the sunny, warm conditions prevailing, Adrian's duties followed on from Tonio Liuzzi's programme yesterday as the German pushed on with evaluating set-ups and wing levels, and re-familiarising himself with the demands of the high-speed, low downforce track. The structured programme also included work to optimise the set-up over the high-level kerbs and brake testing.

Again the VJM01 ran without major problems, allowing Adrian to complete 92 laps in total and record the 7th fastest time of the 12-man field. Giancarlo Fisichella will complete the testing programme tomorrow.

Team quotes
Dominic Harlow, chief race and test engineer

'Today's programme very much followed on from yesterday's schedule, with Adrian evaluating set-up options and wing levels for the Italian Grand Prix. We also tested some development items on the rear suspension, brakes and set-ups for the kerbs, which are quite violent particularly at the Roggia chicane. We completed a lot of laps today, the equivalent running of a race weekend Saturday and Sunday, which will be good preparation for the Italian Grand Prix.'

Adrian Sutil

'Today was quite a good day. I felt comfortable in the car and we could do a lot of laps and found some items that will help us move forward and prepare for the race here. We had some work to do to find a good set-up that works over the kerbs and in the slow corners without losing time on braking or on the straights, and also trying to get a good setup with the inertia dampers. We made some good steps forward that will also help us at next week's Belgian Grand Prix, so I am happy and feel quite prepared for these coming races.'

Testing data
Driver: Adrian Sutil
Track: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy
Best lap time: 1min 23.823
Laps completed: 92
Kilometres completed 533km

Air temperature:  High of 31C

Track temperature: High of 42C
Weather: Sunny and warm

-credit: force india

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Adrian Sutil
Teams Force India