Magny-Cours Test Report, 12 September 2012

Jules Bianchi enjoyed a busy day behind the wheel of the VJM05 as Sahara Force India completed a second day of young driver testing in Magny-Cours, France. The Frenchman topped the timesheets after completing 117 laps.

Day Two Stats

Chassis: VJM05-04

Laps: 117 laps

Mileage: 515 km

Fastest lap: 1:16.467

Jules Bianchi: “A very enjoyable day and great to do so many laps. I’ve done a lot of Friday practice sessions with the team, but when you spend a full day in the car you can do so much more and really start to find the limit. It was a chance for me to get more used to the control systems and experience the car on both high and low fuel. The team asked me to work on the set-up and we saw the lap times improve during the day. The time in the car today was very valuable and will allow me to help the team even more in the remaining seven races of the season.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer

“We’ve had an excellent day with Jules – he really stepped up to the task in hand and continued to impress all of us. Of course, we already know Jules well from running him during Friday practice sessions, but today he we was able to spend a full day in the car and demonstrate his potential. It was clear he felt comfortable in the car and we saw his confidence continue to grow with each run.  The set-up programme went very smoothly and we focussed on trying to learn more about the car and how to extract more performance. We ran on the hard, medium and soft compounds and completed both long and short runs.”