Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India Formula One Team

Barcelona Test Report, 2 March 2012

Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Nico Hulkenberg got behind the wheel of the VJM05.

Day Two Stats

Chassis: VJM05-03

Laps: 36

Mileage: 168 km

Fastest lap: 1:23.893

Nico Hulkenberg: “The day started well with some set-up work and new tyres runs, but we had some downtime in the afternoon, which limited my mileage. It’s a bit frustrating, but we’ve had a pretty good winter so far and it’s nothing to worry about. I’ve got one more day in the car before we travel to Melbourne, so I will try to make the most of it and carry out a full race simulation.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer

“It hasn’t been the most straightforward day as we lost most of the afternoon session with a driveline issue. The plan had been to attempt a race distance, so we will need to reschedule this for tomorrow when Paul is back in the car. Fortunately we had a productive morning when Nico carried out some new tyre appraisals of the hard and medium compounds, and we also ran through our race weekend procedures.”

Barcelona testing schedule

3 March            Paul Di Resta

4 March            Nico Hulkenberg