Klien and Liuzzi talk up Force India potential
15 November 2007 – The Force India F1 Team today concluded a three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. With Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien continuing for a further day each, the team pushed on with its programme of gathering data on the car's behaviour with the new-for-2008 standard ECU.
"I think the second day went even better than the first," said Klien. "We kept working on the car, there is still a lot to find obviously and it was interesting to work with the engineers. We kept improving over the day and I think there is still some more lap time to find. The car felt good in the long runs, the rear tyres were consistent and also the braking stability on the new electronics was quite good. There is still quite a lot to improve on this car and I am very optimistic. The team worked hard and I think, all in all, it was a good two days for me here."
Vitantonio Liuzzi commented, "I am pretty happy with the whole day. In the morning we had a very good session and set some quick times but in the afternoon we had a small problem that affected the driveability of car. It was a shame the lap time was not better, but we gave a lot of information to the team and there is more to come as for sure it was just one test. With some more experience the team is ready to grow - there is a good group with some good support from the new owners. There is obviously work to do, but I am sure after some small changes the car can be way quicker and you can make a huge difference over the lap."