Schumacher finishes Day 2 on top Michael Schumacher took over the MGP W02 car in Jerez today for the second day of this week's test program and turned the fastest lap of the day ahead of the Ferrari of Felipe Massa.
Running with the Mercedes KERS operational throughout the day to continue Michael's familiarization process, the team focused on system checks with shorter runs in the early part of the day, before progressing to set-up work and tire evaluations with the medium and super soft Pirelli tire compounds over longer runs.
With good reliability and mileage accumulation, Michael and the team had a productive day covering 112 laps. Michael will continue the program tomorrow with Nico taking over on Sunday.
Michael Schumacher: "It clearly was a productive day, and obviously I am happy about that. We were focusing on long runs and being able to produce such a lot of mileage is positive in terms of reliability. It also gives us good data for the test days to come and for the developments we are working on. We are moving forward as we should during the testing period but at the same time, we are aware we have to keep pushing."
Pos Driver Car Time Laps 1.Michael Schumacher MERCEDES GP PETRONAS1:20.352 112 2.Felipe Massa Ferrari1:20.413 116 3.Jenson Button McLaren1:21.009 69 4.Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1:21.214 72 5.Mark Webber Red Bull 1:21.613 113 6.Adrian Sutil Force India1:21.780 73 7.Sergio Perez Sauber1:21.857 56 8.Timo Glock Marussia Virgin1:22.208 57 9.Vitaly Petrov Lotus Renault1:22.493 65 10.Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:22.59137 11.Jarno Trulli Team Lotus1:23.216 40
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