Barcelona Test Report, 18 May 2016


Sahara Force India completed the in-season Barcelona test with Alfonso Celis driving the VJM09 for a second day.


Chassis: VJM09-02

Laps: 103 laps

Mileage: 479 km

Best lap: 1:25.016 (P7)


Alfonso Celis: “I am very pleased with the work I was able to do during these two days. It was quite a varied programme and I enjoyed it – especially feeling the car over the long runs. I am feeling much more comfortable in the car and I was able to help the team by bringing home a lot of data. I am getting much closer to the pace I want to show and I feel I can push the car harder with every run. ”


Tom McCullough, Chief Race Engineer

“We followed a similar programme to yesterday with the morning dedicated to aero work with various measuring instruments fitted to the car. The afternoon involved some high fuel running before a handful of performance runs at the end of the day. All in all it has been a successful test with the car covering 202 laps, running reliably, and Alfonso getting further valuable experience in the car.”