Force India: Another solid performance with good reliability

20 February, 2014

Nico Hulkenberg covered 59 laps today as Sahara Force India completed its second day of testing in Bahrain.

Day Two Statistics:

  • Chassis: VJM07-01
  • Laps: 59 laps
  • Mileage: 319 km
  • Fastest lap: 1:36.445
  • Classification: P2 

Nico Hulkenberg: “My two days in the car have been very positive. We’ve made some improvements to the car, collected lots of data, and continued to learn with each lap. At the moment it’s still early days, but I’m pleased with the progress we have made in terms of understanding the car. I think we are getting closer to seeing the potential of these cars, certainly compared with the performance in Jerez, but it’s such a steep learning curve and I expect the times to become quicker and quicker.”

Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operating Officer: “It’s been another productive day with aero data collection, performance work and tyre evaluation. We had some aero devices on the car this morning and then continued with the set-up programme that we started yesterday. Nico was able to try the various tyre compounds available to us. There was a small amount of downtime in the middle of the day, but on the whole it’s been another solid performance with good reliability.”

Test Schedule: Sergio Perez will drive the VJM07 tomorrow and Saturday.


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