Force India wrapped up its first week of testing in Barcelona as Sergio Perez drove the VJM11 for the first time.
“After three months away from the track, it’s always a special moment when you feel the power of an F1 car again”, Perez said. “It really makes you smile. It’s just a shame the weather has been so poor this week. It’s limited our mileage and made things a bit more difficult. [On Thursday it] was all about getting through the run plan and helping the team understand the car more. I think next week will give me a better idea of what we can expect when we arrive in Melbourne.”
I’m very happy to have finally been able to race the 2018 car. The weather hasn’t let us do much but I still have two more days next week to let everything ready for Australia. #F1 #Testing #VJM11 pic.twitter.com/DxoLabfr88
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) March 1, 2018
Force India wrapped up its first week of testing in Barcelona as Sergio Perez drove the VJM11 for the first time
The team worked on its aero program when the weather at the Spanish circuit allowed it, adding to the data gathered on Tuesday.
“We worked through various parameter changes and all the usual tasks for the first week with a new car. It’s not been the easiest of weeks, largely due to the weather, but we are gradually ticking off the jobs on the schedule. Next week’s programme will focus more on tyre evaluation and performance running”, chief race engineer Tom McCullough added.