Di Resta fulfilled his mission at Barcelona day 1 test for Sahara Force India

Paul Di Resta started the final four days of preseason testing for the Sahara Force India team today on a wet track for most of the day. Tomorrow his new teammate, Adrian Sutil, will take his turn in the VJM06.

Sahara Force India started its final pre-season test this afternoon as Paul Di Resta completed 57 laps in the VJM06. His recently confirmed teammate, Adrian Sutil, will drive tomorrow and Saturday.

Day One Statistics:
Chassis: VJM06-03
Laps: 57 laps
Mileage: 265 km
Fastest lap: 1:27.107
Classification: P7 of 11

Paul Di Resta: “Quite a disrupted day with the constant rain showers, but it gave me the chance to run in the wet conditions and gain some knowledge of the wet weather tyres. That should mean we’re prepared in case we get a wet race early in the season. The temperatures were low today and not that representative, so we saw a big variation in lap times. Late in the day the rain eased off, which gave us a run in the dry, and we were able to check some things ahead of the weekend when the weather is expected to improve.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer “It has been a useful day despite the damp weather. Our mission was not to accumulate mileage, but to learn more about the car’s aero performance, as well as the new construction intermediate and wet weather tyres. With a similar forecast for tomorrow, it’s likely we will run through another wet weather programme with Adrian to give him experience of the intermediates and wets.”

Sahara Force India

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Adrian Sutil
Teams Force India
Article type Testing report
Tags andreasen, barcelona, di resta, vjm06