Sahara Force India continued testing in Jerez as James Rossiter completed 42 laps in the VJM06 this morning. Paul Di Resta completed a small number of laps this afternoon before an exhaust failure cut short the programme.
Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer “The programme this morning with James went very well. We continued with the aero work and focussed on getting James comfortable with the car and back in the groove. Once the aero passes were complete, we had a chance to give James some short and long runs with both the medium and soft tyres, which will give him an important reference when running on the simulator. After lunch we installed Paul in the car, but an exhaust failure forced us to end the day early. Fortunately, good work by the engineers using the telemetry meant the damage was only superficial.”
Day Three Statistics:
Laps: James = 42 laps / Paul = 7 laps
Mileage: James = 186 km / Paul = 31 km
Fastest lap: James = 1:19.303 / Paul = 1:23.729
Classification: James = P6 / Paul = P12
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