Di Resta hindered by exhaust failure
7 February 2013 – Force India's Paul di Resta was restricted to just seven laps of the Jerez circuit this afternoon, with the Scot enjoying a far less successful day than development driver James Rossiter. Having taken over the VJM06 at the lunch break, the 26-year-old's car suffered an exhaust failure which the team was unable to fix before the day concluded.
"After lunch we installed Paul in the car, but an exhaust failure forced us to end the day early," explained Chief Race Engineer Jakob Andreasen. "Fortunately, good work by the engineers using the telemetry meant the damage was only superficial."
Di Resta is set for further track time at the next pre-season test in Barcelona, taking place from 19-22 February, with Jules Bianchi currently penned in for the final day at Jerez.