Calado: It’s another world compared to what I am used to

James Calado

James Calado

The Young Driver Test at Silverstone continued today with British driver, James Calado, completing 48 laps this morning before handing over to Paul Di Resta for a Pirelli programme in the afternoon.

  • Chassis: VJM06-02
  • Laps: James: 48 laps / Paul: 42 laps
  • Mileage: James: 283 km / Paul: 247 km
  • Fastest lap: James: 1:33.957 / Paul: 1:36.356
  • Classification: James P6 of 15 / Paul P14 of 15.

James Calado: “It has been fantastic to get an opportunity to drive this week. It’s another world compared to what I am used to with so much to learn and so many names to remember! Yesterday was more about getting comfortable with the car and today I was able to do a bigger programme with some aero work. The team also gave me the chance to try some pit stop practice, which was good experience. As a British driver it has been amazing to drive a Formula One car at my home track – it’s certainly a memory that will stay with me. The car is just phenomenal – the high speed grip, the brakes and the g-forces. I’m really happy with how things have gone and I hope the work we’ve done will help the race drivers in Hungary.” (Force India)

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