Force India Barcelona testing - Day 2 report

Force India press release

Nico Hulkenberg enjoyed a busy second day of testing in Barcelona as Sahara Force India topped the timesheets.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India Formula One Team
Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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Nico Hulkenberg:

“We started the day with some aero work – trying some constant speed runs and collecting more data. Then, the rest of the day was spent working on the balance of the car and trying out all four tyre compounds. I did some short runs, long runs and just got a feel for the tyre characteristics and how the car reacts to them. Once again the car has been very drivable all day and our baseline set-up has proved to be a good starting point for running all the different compounds.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer

“Nico’s second day in the car saw a continuation of the programme we started yesterday with aero runs, balance and set-up work, and a full day of tyre comparisons. We got through all the items on the job list and once again the car has run faultlessly, which is a credit to the design team at Silverstone. Nico’s feedback on the handling of the car continues to be positive and we now have a good feel for the set-up directions we need to take to extract even more performance.”

Day Two Stats

Chassis: VJM05-02
Laps: 112
Mileage: 521 km
Fastest lap: 1:22.608

Barcelona testing schedule

23 – 24 February Paul Di Resta

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Force India
Tags andeasen, barcelona, force india, hulkenberg, spain