Jerez Test Day 2: Mercedes GP review

Michael Schumacher

Feb.11 (YF1) Michael Schumacher joined the Mercedes GP Petronas team in Jerez today for the second day of this week’s four-day test. After yesterday’s downpours, the weather stayed dry throughout the day enabling the team to complete a comprehensive test programme with the MGP W01 car.

Michael spent the morning evaluating the different tyre compounds provided by Bridgestone alongside some chassis set-up work, before working through a race simulation programme in the afternoon. Michael completed 124 laps today making the most of the available dry track time.

Michael Schumacher:
“I am very happy with how the day went today even if we could not finish our schedule completely due to red flags. However I managed to complete a lot of laps which is very precious to me. A new car, a new team and new conditions, therefore our first goal has to be to make the car reliable. Days like today help massively in that respect, especially as the weather forecast for the next few days isn’t looking quite so rosy. I felt very comfortable driving the car and it was good fun today.”

Nico Rosberg will be back in the car tomorrow for the third day of the test.

Jerez Day 2 Lap Times

P Driver Team Time Laps
1 K.Kobayashi Sauber 1:19.950 103
2 S.Buemi Toro Rosso 1:20.026 121
3 J.Button McLaren 1:20.618 83
4 N.Hulkenberg Williams 1:20.629 67
5 V.Liuzzi Force India 1:20.754 80
6 M.Schumacher Mercedes 1:21.083 124
7 F.Alonso Ferrari 1:21.424 129
8 R.Kubica Renault 1:22.003 103
9 M.Webber Red Bull 1:22.043 99
10 T.Glock Virgin 1:29.964 11