Feb.24 (Force India) Team and driver report on the fourth and final day of F1 pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.
Paul Di Resta:
“It was another successful day and a good way to end the week. I had a small trip through the gravel in the morning, but nothing that caused too much of an issue, although we lost half an hour of running. The important thing is that we still managed to do our long runs in the afternoon and I could feel the changes we made compared to yesterday. It’s given me a good impression of the car’s balance and consistency, and we’ve seen that our long run pace is improving step by step.”
Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer:
“Today’s programme with Paul completes another very productive test for us. Having focussed on reliability in Jerez, we’ve been able to come here and get straight on with performance work to really start understanding the car. We’ve built up some good knowledge of all the dry tyre compounds, collected lots of aero data and given the drivers a good opportunity to experiment with setting up the car. What is encouraging is the feedback from both Nico and Paul, which is positive about the handling of the car, especially over longer runs. It’s good to hear those comments at a high-speed aero circuit such as Barcelona, which suggests our development steps are leading us in the right direction.”