Di Resta completes his two days of test runs on Circuit de Catalunya

Team driver Paul di Resta has turned in his share of testing the VJM06 and prepares the way for both Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi who will test the Sahara Force India car in hopes of landing the vacant seat.

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

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Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Paul Di Resta remained in the VJM06. Tomorrow Adrian Sutil takes over driving duties before Jules Bianchi gets his chance for the final day on Friday.

Paul Di Resta: “We stopped a little bit early today, but we still got plenty of running under our belt and we’re learning more and more about the car as we go along – that’s what winter testing is all about. Understanding the tyres is always a priority and we’re getting a feel for the degradation rates, which have been quite high, although we have to remember that the track temperatures here are lower than we can expect at most races. We’ve run most of the tyres apart from the super-softs so far. Learning about the tyres and a new car at the same time is never easy, but we’re pretty pleased with how things have gone during the first couple of days.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer “Another routine day of winter testing, starting with the usual aero work this morning, short runs before lunch, and longer runs this afternoon. We had a few small reliability issues with the car, which meant we were a bit short on our lap count for the day, but overall we covered off a lot of test items and tried some different set-up directions with the car. The track conditions have been reasonable with the temperatures in the mid-twenties for most of the day, and we’ve concentrated on understanding the tyres as much as we can. The new compounds are a challenge for all the teams, but we’re getting the information we need to be ready for Melbourne.”

Day Two Numbers:
Chassis: VJM06-03
Laps: 62 laps
Mileage: 289 km
Fastest lap: 1:23.917
Classification: P8 of 11

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Paul di Resta , Adrian Sutil , Jules Bianchi
Teams Force India
Article type Testing report
Tags barcelona, circuit de catalunya, di resta, sahara force india