The first day of the test was interrupted by frequent red flags, with a total of 13 stoppages by the end of the day. Despite these hampering the flow of the sessions Jazeman was able to show his mastery of the Jerez track with strong lap times. The young Malaysian quickly gelled with the Fortec team and was able to work through a comprehensive programme in preparation for the new season.
He said at the end of the first day: ”We concentrated on our high-downforce programme. We had a problem this morning, but we managed to regain the lost time while saving our new tyres for the end of the day. This year I am in a good environment and there is no reason why I shouldn’t be at the front. It is still early to name the rivals, but Oliver Rowland and Tio Ellinas are serious contenders.”
On the second day of testing the low-downforce aerodynamic configuration over the rear wing was mandatory for all the teams and drivers. Jazeman continued his preparation for the 2015 season with the regulations that will be in effect during Saturday qualifying and race one.
Jazeman said of the day, “It was a very productive day running in low downforce set up. It wasn’t new to me as I’ve used this set up on some of the tracks last season. I’m pleased that we continued our strong pace through to the second day and showed that we’re title contenders at this early stage”.
The next pre-season official test is 30th – 31st March in Motorland, Aragon.