Pascal Wehrlein completed 132 laps of the Red Bull Ring as the Sahara Force India team concluded another productive day of testing in Austria.

The German had been due to drive the VJM08 on day one of the test, prior to being summoned by Mercedes to stand in for Nico Rosberg, and returned to the Force India fold as the fastest man at the test after coming out on top of an interrupted first session.

While unable to quite match the pace he set on Tuesday, Wehrlein worked down to within a tenth of his earlier mark as he put the Force India through a series of development evaluations with an eye on forthcoming races.

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"I enjoyed today and it was great to do so many laps," the DTM ace admitted after all but doubling his day one workload, "The programme included evaluation of aero parts and, hopefully, this has given the team some useful data.

"It was also valuable for me to spend so much time in the car, getting used to all the procedures in the cockpit - things like launch procedures and warming the tyres. It was nice to be back in an F1 car and to work with this team again."

Having previously driven for Force India in pre-season testing, Wehrlein was spared the adjustment period after hopping out of the Mercedes, and chief race engineer Tom McCullough was delighted with the youngster's contribution to what had been billed as a key test for the team, which included assimilation of various bodywork parts, including a radical-looking nose section.

"The last time Pascal drove for us was in Barcelona during the winter [in the VJM07], so this was his first experience in the VJM08," he pointed out, "However, he got up to speed very quickly and provided excellent feedback as we worked through a very busy programme, which included further data collection and correlation for our development parts.

"Having missed some dry track time yesterday, we set out to achieve an ambitious test plan and managed to tick off the majority of the items, which means we leave Austria with plenty of rich data to analyse ahead of our home race at Silverstone."