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Encouraging second day of testing for Force India

Jerez test report – day two of four


Force India F1 11 February 2010 – Tonio Liuzzi continued Force India’s testing programme today at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Tonio put the VJM03 through its paces on its second official test day, completing 80 laps with a best time of 1:20.754.

In contrast to yesterday’s rain-lashed session the weather remained clear and dry throughout, allowing the team to gather vital systems data. The morning’s programme concentrated on aero development while the afternoon’s running included comparison runs of the new Bridgestone tyre compounds available this year.

Adrian will take over for the second part of the test tomorrow and will conclude running on Saturday.

Tonio Liuzzi
I think that we can be pretty happy about today. We covered a lot of laps and a lot of the test items we wanted to. For sure we still have to look into a few more areas but overall the car is responding well and reacts to all the changes. We tested different settings and different conditions and overall it was always positive, so I have to say we can be really satisfied about how it’s going. The team did a good job and now we have to keep pushing for the next days of testing as we still have to extrapolate the best out of the car.

Dominic Harlow, chief race engineer
We used the morning for various aerodynamic measurements today and made some comparisons of the 2010 dry tyres in the afternoon along with getting a balance in the VJM03. Since it was the first time the car has run in the dry we have a fair amount of new data to analyse, but so far the car appears to be performing as we expected. Adrian will continue work tomorrow as he takes over the car for the remainder of this test.

Testing data
Driver:   Tonio Liuzzi
Track:   Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Best lap time:  1:20.754
Laps completed: 80
Kilometres completed: 354km
Air temperature:  High of 15 C
Track temperature: High of 34 C
Weather:  Warm and sunny throughout.

Source Force India F1