Mercedes: We made the most of a reliable car

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W02. Formula One Testing, Day 2, Jerez, Spain, Wednesday 8 February 2012.
Michael Schumacher

Feb.8 (Mercedes) Michael Schumacher was at the wheel of the MGP W02 today for the second day of this week’s test in Jerez, completing a total of 132 laps of the Spanish circuit.

  • The morning’s programme focused on comparisons and evaluation of the soft and hard compound Pirelli tyres
  • Michael then concentrated on a set-up programme with the new tyres in preparation for the debut of the 2012 car in Barcelona.

Nico Rosberg will take over the car tomorrow for the team’s final day of testing in Jerez.

Michael Schumacher
“We made the most of a reliable car today to do lots of laps and learn a lot about the new Pirelli tyres, and how they perform on longer and shorter runs, and with different set-up configurations. It was a good and productive test, full of lots of useful information for the season ahead, and I am now looking forward to driving our 2012 car for the first time at the next test.”