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Chilton in action for Force India

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16/09/2011

GP2 racer Max Chilton was in action for Force India yesterday as the Silverstone outfit carried out its final aero test of the year.

Warm and sunny weather meant ideal conditions at Kemble airfield as the team evaluated its latest aero package ahead of next week's Singapore Grand Prix. With its race drivers otherwise engaged, the team called on the services of Chilton, who agreed to step in and help out.

The team was able to carry out a much of its programme and gathered valuable data on the test items that will be used in Singapore, although the day was cut short due to an exhaust problem.

"Today's programme was our fourth full-size aerodynamic test of the season," said Oliver Knighton, Race Support Engineer. "We use these days to collect data that helps us understand if the car is performing as the wind tunnel says it should. We were able to record the important aero data, which we will analyse over the next few days. Id' like to say a special 'thank you' to Max, who enjoyed his first taste of a Formula One car today. He prepared himself very well and adapted quickly to the procedures and systems on the car, all of which allowed us to make good progress with the programme."

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