The Force India Formula One team were happy with the way their first week of official testing panned out at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Sergio Perez conducted the fourth and final day with a total of 82 laps around the Spanish track as the team tried out Pirelli’s new wet and intermediate rubber.
The team was able to build up good mileage over the course of the four day test and iron out some of the inevitable teething problems that appear with a new car.
As a result they are confident that they have made some important steps forward in understanding the new VJM10 and the new Pirelli tyres, and are looking forward to next week’s test, when they plan to focus more on performance and race simulations.
“It was a positive week and I think we made a good step forward with understanding the VJM10 and finding the limit of the tyres,” Perez said. “I feel more confident in the car; I have learnt a huge amount and I think my preparation is going to plan. We can be pleased with this last day of testing: we covered a lot of ground and we found some more performance. Hopefully next week we can be in even better shape. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I’m optimistic for Melbourne already.”