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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session - Indonesian rider Sean Gelael good debut in the preparation following the World Series by Renault Championship this year with registered himself as the third fastest rider in the final session of the official pre-season testing first.

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session

Sean along with its competitors in the Formula Renault 3.5 underwent four sessions over the two days of testing at the Jerez circuit, southern Spain. On the first day, as many as 22 riders undergo testing by setting high donwforce, whereas in the second day setting turns into a low-downforce, where the vehicle will be faster on the straights, but cengkramnya power is reduced in the corner, making the vehicle more difficult to control.

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session


Sean the best performance occurs when using the low-downforce settings, an impressive achievement for a driver who had been using Formula 3 cars that have a high grip, and now switched to the Formula Renault 3.5 which uses a V8 engine, and has the power of 530 bhp.

Therefore, this time testing session into a very productive test for Team Jagonya Chicken with Carlin, who in 2015 was manned by Sean Gelael, and teammate Tom Dillmann, who have enough experience in the arena of Formula Renault 3.5 race level.


 "We struggled through the first day when using high downforce," said Sean. "But on the second day, in the morning, using a low downforce, me and Tom drove on the track with different settings, and we continue to gain a lot of progress. Tom has a better car in the morning, but in the afternoon I and engineer team worked hard to get a better balance. Eventually we managed to get a good setting and I was able to score a pretty good time. "

However, Sean knows that there are still things to be done before the team feel confident to be able to compete in the forward position. "We still have a long way to be able to compete consistently," said Sean. "I managed to record a good time in one round but still much to do to be able to reach speeds in a longer period of time in a race. But I am very happy with my car and its performance today. "

This year, for the first time Sean would feel the pit stop, and there are some exercises performed with a stop in the area of ​​the pit box, but this time, the focus of the exercise is still more to improve vehicle settings.

Although I recorded a good time with a low setting donforce, I actually prefer to use high downforce, "added Sean. "Tom is a very good teacher for me, he's a lot to understand about the low downforce of GP2. Tom is a good rider mentor, he helped me a lot. I need time to adapt to the low downforce, but once I made it, I can get a very good pace. "

Sean Third Fastest in Spain Jerez Test Session
Next, Sean will return to Formula 3 by performing a two-day test at Valencia, the next two weeks. This was done in order to prepare for a series that will follow in the European Formula 3 Championship. After that, Sean will return to the World Series by Renault car to perform testing at Motorland Aragon Spain, on March 30 to 31 next.
 
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