Schumi and Rosberg to share winter testing

Michael Schumacher with Ross Brawn

Jan.3 (GMM) The pre-season test days scheduled by Mercedes GP will be split evenly between the team’s race drivers, Norbert Haug has confirmed.

Germany’s Bild newspaper revealed that Michael Schumacher, who turned 41 on Sunday, will drive at four separate winter tests prior to his grand prix return in mid March.

They will take place at Valencia, Jerez, Jerez (again) and Barcelona, and Mercedes’ competition director Haug denied that seven time world champion Schumacher will enjoy the bulk of the 15 test days.

“No. I think it (the testing) will be divided fairly between both the drivers,” he said, also referring to the German’s 2010 teammate Nico Rosberg.