Force India endured a mixed second day of running in Spain, with Nico Hulkenberg forced to spend a chunk of the day on the sidelines after suffering a driveline issue.

Hulkenberg had started the day well with set-up work completed during the morning, but then lost time on track in the afternoon when the team had planned to complete a race simulation.

Paul di Resta will now attempt the race distance when he returns to action on Saturday.

"It hasn't been the most straightforward day as we lost most of the afternoon session with a driveline issue," chief engineer Jakob Andreasen said. "The plan had been to attempt a race distance, so we will need to reschedule this for tomorrow when Paul is back in the car.

"Fortunately we had a productive morning when Nico carried out some new tyre appraisals of the hard and medium compounds, and we also ran through our race weekend procedures."

Hulkenberg himself was frustrated by the lost track time but said he would now look to make the most of his final day of running on Sunday.

"The day started well with some set-up work and new tyres runs, but we had some downtime in the afternoon, which limited my mileage," he said. "It's a bit frustrating, but we've had a pretty good winter so far and it's nothing to worry about. I've got one more day in the car before we travel to Melbourne, so I will try to make the most of it and carry out a full race simulation."

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