Austria Test, Day Two
Pascal Wehrlein completed 132 laps in Spielberg as Sahara Force India concluded a productive day of testing.
Laps: 132 laps
Mileage: 571 km
Fastest lap: 1:10.253
Classification: P5 of 9
Pascal Wehrlein: “I enjoyed today and it was great to do so many laps. The programme included evaluation of aero parts and hopefully this has given the team some useful data. It was also valuable for me to spend so much time in the car getting used to all the procedures in the cockpit – things like launch procedures and warming the tyres. It was nice to be back in a Formula One car and to work with this team again.”
Tom McCullough, Chief Race Engineer: “It’s been another solid day of testing with Pascal getting 132 laps under his belt. The last time Pascal drove for us was in Barcelona during the winter [in the VJM07] so this was his first experience in the VJM08. He got up-to-speed very quickly and provided excellent feedback as we worked through a very busy programme, which included further data collection and correlation for our development parts. Having missed some dry track time yesterday, we set out to achieve an ambitious test plan and managed to tick off the majority of the items. It means we leave Austria with plenty of rich data to analyse ahead of our home race at Silverstone.”