Jules Bianchi says he will "try and get closer to the limit" on Thursday after making his debut for Force India on the second day at Jerez.

13326 - Bianchi ready to 'get closer to the limit'

Bianchi was in the new VJM05 on Wednesday morning, and set the fourth fastest time of the day during his 46 laps in the car before handing over to Paul di Resta for the afternoon. He said that despite only running for half a day the team had a packed schedule for him to get through, and having focused on completing it he would look to get more out of the car during his second day on Thursday.

"It was a really good morning and great to get my chance in the new car so early on," Bianchi said. "There was a lot to get used to, especially the steering wheel and remembering where all the switches are, but it didn't take too long before I felt happy in the car. It may only have been half a day, but the team asked me to do quite a lot of things and we managed to complete almost 50 laps before lunch.

"For me this year is all about learning and helping the team as much as I can, so today was important for that and getting to know the team. It's great that I am back in the car tomorrow and I will try and get closer to the limit, because it's important preparation for my Friday practice running this year."