Force India: Difficult to do too much set-up work

Adrian Sutil
Adrian Sutil

It was another damp day in Barcelona as Sahara Force India continued working with Adrian Sutil in the VJM06.

Day Two Numbers:

  • Chassis: VJM06-03
  • Laps: 62 laps
  • Mileage: 289 km
  • Fastest lap: 1:24.215
  • Classification: P6 of 11

Adrian Sutil: “It was a very interesting day with such a variation in track conditions, but it was ideal for me to practice in the sort of conditions we might experience in Australia or Malaysia. I ran the full wets, the intermediates and it was good to discover the crossover point with the slick tyres. I only ran the medium compound dry tyres today, but it was difficult to do too much set-up work because the wind was affecting the aero balance quite a lot. Overall I felt positive today and whenever I went out on track the lap times were competitive.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Race Engineer: “Again the wet weather forced us to concentrate on running the full wet and intermediate tyres, which proved valuable for Adrian’s knowledge of the tyres. The weather did improve slightly after lunch, but it remained windy and we ran a limited programme once again. The forecast looks much better for tomorrow and it will be Adrian’s final day in the car before we go to Melbourne. The focus will be on long runs, simulating race conditions and pit stops as a dress rehearsal before the season begins.”