Sahara Force India Pre-season Testing, Day 4

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Sahara Force India Pre-season Testing, Day 4

Sahara Force India wrapped up its first week of testing in Barcelona as Sergio Perez drove the VJM11 for the first time.
SERGIO PEREZ – VJM11-01

Laps: 65 laps
Best time: 1:21.973
Position: P8 of 15
Mileage: 303km

Sergio Perez: “With the snow and rain yesterday, I finally got my chance in the new car today. After three months away from the track, it’s always a special moment when you feel the power of an F1 car again. It really makes you smile. It’s just a shame the weather has been so poor this week. It’s limited our mileage and made things a bit more difficult. Today was all about getting through the run plan and helping the team understand the car more. I think next week will give me a better idea of what we can expect when we arrive in Melbourne.”

TOM McCULLOUGH, CHIEF RACE ENGINEER

“The damp track this morning forced us to delay most of our running until the track conditions started to improve. When the circuit was suitable for dry tyres, we fitted a rake to the car and resumed the aero programme, adding to the data we gathered on Tuesday. We worked through various parameter changes and all the usual tasks for the first week with a new car. It’s not been the easiest of weeks, largely due to the weather, but we are gradually ticking off the jobs on the schedule. Next week’s programme will focus more on tyre evaluation and performance running.”

2018-07-17T22:57:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Formula One, Sahara Force India|