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Force India to make Barcelona appearance

Force India will be at the second winter test session of the season at Barcelona.

Force India pulled out of the first winter test session in Jerez as they were behind schedule with the development of their Force India VJM08.

Force India have changed facilities over the winter and now use Toyota's windtunnel in Germany, widely known as one of the best facilities in the world.

However due to Caterham's financial demise this has adversely affected Force India as it delayed the team in getting work started in the wind tunnel.

Their new car will not make its first appearance this week as they will be running their old 2014 car instead, using the test session to compare the new 2015 Pirelli tyres with the compounds used last year.

But the team are still targeting running their new car at the final winter test session ahead of the new season.

ďAs you know we've recently started working with Toyota's windtunnel at their facility in Cologne, However, the Toyota people had agreements with Caterham, and quite rightly until they could resolve their Caterham issues we could not move in with our contract.' Force India's deputy team principal Bob Fernley told Sky Sports.

'We didn't get the go-ahead until early December, so we were behind schedule before we had even started.

'On top of that we've had a few issues with suppliers because they've obviously been hurt very badly by the Marussia and Caterham demises.

'They wanted payments up front which hurt us cash-flow wise, and for one minute I don't blame the suppliers at all.

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Date:Monday February 16 2015

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