The Young Driver Test at Silverstone continued today with British driver, James Calado, completing 48 laps for Sahara Force India this morning before handing over to Paul Di Resta for a Pirelli programme in the afternoon.
James Calado, VJM06-02: “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.”
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.