Superlicense for Di Resta and Fauzy Formula 1 test drivers Paul di Resta (Force India) and Fairuz Fauzy (Lotus F1) both qualified for a Superlicense on Wednesday. The duo completed over 300km in a Formula 1 car at Jerez, which is a requirement to obtain a Superlicense. Without a Superlicense a driver is not allowed to participate in any of the sessions during a Grand Prix weekend. Paul di Resta was pleased he ran over 300km on Wednesday.
He said after his day of testing at Force India: "Today was my first run in the new car and it felt pretty good. The objective was to get as much running as possible and we managed over 300km, which was a great effort, particularly given the bad weather conditions we had over the morning. It seemed to be drying out and then the rain would return again so you were in a sort of no man's land with the tires. Even with this type of weather though I could get an impression of the car. It seems stable and good all round, a genuine improvement on the car I drove last year. I'll be back in the car in Barcelona and am looking forward to it already.
Fairuz Fauzy was also delighted with his first day behind the wheel of the Lotus F1 Cosworth T127, saying: "First of all I want to thank the team. To arrive here and complete 76 laps is fantastic. It was a big challenge, both to complete the 300kms I need for the Super License, and with no power steering it was difficult to drive in the dry, not so bad in the wet, so I was driving a bit conservatively but I am just very pleased."
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