Force India's Di Resta and Rossiter shared Jerez testing duties on day three

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Force India team driver Paul di Resta and third driver James Rossiter split the testing duties on the second day in Jerez.

Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India VJM06
Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India VJM06

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Sahara Force India enjoyed another productive day in Jerez as Paul Di Resta and James Rossiter split driving duties in the VJM06

Paul Di Resta: “I managed to do 95 laps today, which was a good effort, and we got through the programme without any issues. We did some more good aero work this morning and then tried some set-up changes on the car. Testing is a good chance to make bigger changes than you would make during a race weekend and that’s allowed us to really see how they affect the car and has given us valuable data on tyre performance. The handling of the car so far is good and I’m feeling comfortable after two days in the car.”

James Rossiter: “It felt great to be back in a Formula One car and I was impressed with the performance straight away. It’s only the second day of running, yet the car already feels quite nicely balanced with a lot of potential. Having already done work on the team’s simulator, it’s good to get a feel for the real car and get acclimatised today so that I can really make the most of my running tomorrow morning.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer “Another very productive day of work as we completed a similar technical programme to yesterday with aero passes, balance work and longer runs after lunch. Paul’s feedback and consistency have given us lots of direction for improving the set-up and with 114 laps completed we are gathering lots of data to continue understanding the tyres. We put James in the car late this afternoon to give him time to acclimatise ahead of tomorrow. He’s doing a lot of simulator work for us back at the factory so it’s important that he has a good understanding of the real car to be able to make a valid comparison.”

Day Two Statistics:

Chassis: VJM06-02
Laps: Paul = 95 laps / James = 19 laps
Mileage: Paul = 421 km / James = 84 km
Fastest lap: Paul = 1:19.003 / James = 1:21.273
Classification: Paul = P2 / James = P10

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