Force India: New compounds are a challenge for all the teams 20 February, 2013 Paul di Resta Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Paul Di Resta remained in the VJM06. Tomorrow Adrian Sutil takes over driving duties before Jules Bianchi gets his chance for the final day on Friday. Day Two Numbers: Chassis: VJM06-03 Laps: 62 laps Mileage: 289 km Fastest lap: 1:23.917 Classification: P8 of 11 Paul Di Resta: “We stopped a little bit early today, but we still got plenty of running under our belt and we’re learning more and more about the car as we go along – that’s what winter testing is all about. Understanding the tyres is always a priority and we’re getting a feel for the degradation rates, which have been quite high, although we have to remember that the track temperatures here are lower than we can expect at most races. We’ve run most of the tyres apart from the super-softs so far. Learning about the tyres and a new car at the same time is never easy, but we’re pretty pleased with how things have gone during the first couple of days.” Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer: “Another routine day of winter testing, starting with the usual aero work this morning, short runs before lunch, and longer runs this afternoon. We had a few small reliability issues with the car, which meant we were a bit short on our lap count for the day, but overall we covered off a lot of test items and tried some different set-up directions with the car. The track conditions have been reasonable with the temperatures in the mid-twenties for most of the day, and we’ve concentrated on understanding the tyres as much as we can. The new compounds are a challenge for all the teams, but we’re getting the information we need to be ready for Melbourne.” Related NewsForce India: Overall it was a successful testForce India: Our time in Bahrain has gone largely to planForce India: We were able to do a lot of valuable workPerez: I have a comfortable feeling that we are in good shape for AustraliaForce India: Busy day with lots of miles completed and a great deal learnedForce India: We were able to do some good long run simulationsForce India: The programme was cut short by a drivetrain issueForce India: It has been a useful day for the teamForce India: Another solid performance with good reliabilityForce India: Our Bahrain test is off to a positive start Apex Assassin Looking like they’ll be making 7 stops in Melbourne at this rate. Open F1 up to other suppliers and bring back the tyre war!!!