Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg cut upbeat figures after practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Perez was ninth quickest in the second session, while Hulkenberg was 13th fastest in the VJM07.
"Today was positive; we managed to complete our programme and we're quite happy with the car, especially on the prime tyre," said Perez.
"I was able to complete some long runs and that will give us plenty to analyse tonight."
Team-mate Hulkenberg reckons Force India has a good starting point for the remainder of the weekend.
"It was quite a good day for us; we did not do a lot of running but when we were out on track the running we did was quite good," he said.
"First practice was not that representative because the race will be held at a completely different time of the day and with very different conditions, but the second session was a more realistic.
"We did some quality running in this session and we looked okay. I felt quite comfortable in the car and we just need to do some tweaks to the set-up tonight. I think we have a good starting point for the rest of the weekend."