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Klien gets second Force India test

Christian Klien

After testing for the Force India F1 team at the Barcelona circuit last week, former Red Bull racer and Honda tester Christian Klien will return to the test track for the Silverstone based squad again next month when teams take to the Jerez circuit for the fin al testing session of 2007.

After clocking up over 150 laps last week and emerging as the fastest driver on duty for Force India, the young Austrian was thrilled with the working conditions presented by the team and despite the fact that the banishment of all driver aids made things a little trickier than normal, he was happy with the overall outcome.

"The times were close but it's really nice to be quickest after being out of an F1 cockpit for so long and I am very much looking forward to the Jerez test," he said on his personal website. "I got used to being back in the car after a couple of runs and was able to focus on working with the team to help them get the best out of the car. I was especially pleased with my long distance runs and really impressed with the car's reliability.”

“The team has been fantastic to work with, extremely professional and very motivated; we worked well together and with the feedback I was able to give we made improvements to the car over the two days. Not having the driver aids also made things quite interesting as there is much more pressure and it is easier to make mistakes, but it was not a problem. I am very happy with the test and feel we achieved a lot together in these two days."

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