Sahara Force India concluded its test programme in Abu Dhabi with Esteban Ocon driving the VJM10 this morning before Sergio Perez took over this afternoon.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon - VJM10-04

Laps: 72 laps
Best time: 1:39.148
Position: P5 of 14

Esteban Ocon: “Trying the 2018 tyre compounds was very useful and has helped our preparation for next season. We learnt loads about the tyres and, even though I didn’t get to test the new HyperSofts, I was able to do short and long runs on the other compounds I tried. The conditions on track weren’t perfect: it was much warmer and windier than during qualifying and the race, but it was still good enough to give us useful information.”


Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez - VJM10-04

Laps: 52 laps
Best time: 1:38.818
Position: P4 of 14

Sergio Perez: “I think we achieved a lot this week. We’ve run on as many tyre compounds as we could and that’s given us a good idea of what to expect next year. It was a normal day in the car and a good way to end the year.”


Tom McCullough, Chief Race Engineer: “Esteban and Sergio split the final day of testing so that they could both experience the 2018 tyres. Both drivers sampled the same compounds and it’s given us a huge amount of information to digest over the coming weeks. We hit our targets for the test and even completed several long runs with each driver. There’s been a huge team effort over the last few days so I’d like to say a big ‘well done’ to everybody involved.”