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Sutil convinced reliability won't be issue with new car
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Barcelona (PTI): Adrian Sutil rounded off his two-day driving duties with nearly 1000km of total mileage under his belt and a hunch that reliability would not be an issue with Force India's new VJM02 car this season.

The 82 laps he completed at the Circuit de Catalunya were enough to convince the German about the reliability of the car and Sutil says he just cannot wait to hit the track in Melbourne which hosts the season opener on March 29.

"We could do a lot of running again today, which was the main aim of the programme. I feel a lot more confident in the car now we have got some reliability and can start to lookat different set-ups and making the tyres work," a confident Sutil said.

"We know we have a lot of work to do, particularly with the tyres as we still struggle to bring them in, but we now have a good idea of how the car is behaving. I'm looking forward to Melbourne now," said the driver.

Sutil's best time of 1min 21.834 on day two of the four-day test had him seventh on the timesheet.

Numerous red flags in the morning delayed the schedule but Sutil was able to push ahead with a number of set-up changes, new aero tweaks and tyre comparisons in the afternoon session.

Technical director James Key was equally satisfied with the testing and said, "It was a fairly productive day with no major dramas. The car was very reliable yet again, allowing us to run through a number of set up changes.

"We are better understanding the way the car and tyres react to mechanical changes, which we can carry through to the rest of the test and onto Melbourne. We also tested a few new aero components, such as different engine covers, which behaved as expected so we have a direction," he said.

"We are now in a pretty good state after a week's running and look forward to completing our programme with Giancarlo over the next two days," Key added.

Giancarlo Fisichella will take over the driving duties for the last two days.

On day two, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheets, clocking a best of 1m 20.314s. Raikkonen managed 55 laps before a problem with the F60's KERS cooling system ended his programme.

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