Productive day for Force India as Sutil completes nearly 100 laps

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F1 Test, Valencia, Valencia, Ricardo Tormoes

Adrian Sutil continued Force India Formula One Team's test programme today in Valencia, Spain. In clear, sunny conditions Adrian was able to make up for yesterday's limited running, with the scheduled work on dampers and set up going ahead without any major mechanical problems.

The German completed just under 400km of the Spanish track, with his best lap, a 1min 13.4, closer to the pace than yesterday's Force India time.

Giancarlo Fisichella will take over from Adrian tomorrow to bring Force India's second test of 2008 to a close.

Mike Gascoyne, chief technical officer: "Today was a very productive day, completing almost 100 laps with a scheduled engine change at lunch. We completed our programme of damper and set-up work and further development of the ECU and had a useful day with no reliability issues."

Adrian Sutil: "We had quite a good day today, completing nearly 100 laps. We were able to do quite a few runs in the afternoon and the times were pretty OK and the balance, as usual, was good and getting better. I'm now back feeling much more comfortable after a long break over Christmas and I'm much more used to driving without traction control. We're tweaking the settings all the time and getting closer to the edge."

Testing data
Driver: Adrian Sutil
Track: Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Spain
Best lap time: 1min 13.40
Laps completed: 98
Kilometres completed: 393km