The season starts April 13 at Monza.
ISR and Jazeman Jaafar couldn't hope for a better start to their 2014 campaign in Alcaniz. On the Spanish track, that is playing host to the first collective test of the season, the Czech team and the Malaysian driver shone, posting the third fastest time in the morning session with a 1'39"764. In the afternoon the pairing improved to 1'39"316, a laptime that was worth 5th place on the timesheet. Thanks to an entirely trouble-free day, Jaafar completed a total of 59 laps, enough to test many different setup solutions to try and make the most of the brand new 2014 tyres, a softer and stickier compound provided by Michelin.
"It was a really positive day for us: we keep learning something new every time we go out for a run and my feeling with the team is getting better and better day after day, so I'm really happy so far. Today we hit no trouble and thanks to that we managed to carry out a lot of set-up and development work, something that is really useful as we need to learn how to maximize the new tyre's performance. The grip level is amazing, and coupled with the aerodynamic grip this car provides allows mind-boggling cornering speeds".