Sahara Force India concludes its first week of testing in Bahrain

Sergio Perez remained behind the wheel of the VJM07 today as Sahara Force India concluded its first week of testing in Bahrain.

Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM07

Photo by: XPB Images

Day Four Statistics:
Chassis: VJM0701
Laps: 19 laps
Mileage: 120 km
Fastest lap: 1:39.258

Sergio Perez: “It’s a shame to lose the track time this afternoon, but I think we can feel quite positive about what we have learned this week. Every lap in the car gives us more information and we are always trying something new. I was not able to do the long runs we planned this afternoon so it’s important to do those next week. We also need to start pushing the performance and set-up work, which is not really an area we have focussed on that much yet.”

Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operating Officer: “Although we didn’t cover a large number of laps today, we were able to complete some aero work this morning and evaluate some more set-up items. The programme was cut short by a drivetrain issue just before lunch, which confined us to the garage for the rest of the afternoon. With the amount of work involved in resolving the problem and the lack of time available, we decided it was better to regroup and put our efforts into achieving our objectives next week.”

Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sergio Perez
Teams Force India
Article type Testing report
Tags bahrain test, force india