Driveline issue on Force India

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Nico Hulkenberg got behind the wheel of the VJM05. The day kicked off well but a driveline issue around noon meant Nico could not run as much as the team had hoped.

Nico Hulkenberg: “The day started well with some set-up work and new tyres runs, but we had some downtime in the afternoon, which limited my mileage. It’s a bit frustrating, but we’ve had a pretty good winter so far and it’s nothing to worry about. I’ve got one more day in the car before we travel to Melbourne, so I will try to make the most of it and carry out a full race simulation.”

Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer
“It hasn’t been the most straightforward day as we lost most of the afternoon session with a driveline issue. The plan had been to attempt a race distance, so we will need to reschedule this for tomorrow when Paul is back in the car. Fortunately we had a productive morning when Nico carried out some new tyre appraisals of the hard and medium compounds, and we also ran through our race weekend procedures.”

Chassis: VJM05-03
Laps: 36
Mileage: 168 km
Fastest lap: 1:23.893