New approach helps Mercedes team Michael Schumacher says that Mercedes GP are working in a modified way in China this weekend, having suffered a disappointing start to the season in Australia and Malaysia. In Shanghai’s second practice session, the German finished fifth as fellow countryman and teammate Nico Rosberg went one place better.
“We have changed our working approach this weekend and I think this has paid off,” said the seven-time World Champion. “We concentrated mainly on high fuel loads and it seems we can find the setup better than starting from low fuel.
“The long runs were good in my view, which is clearly an improvement on the first two races. There is room for further improvement, so I look forward to understanding what we can achieve in qualifying.”
Rosberg added his feelings:
“Today we made a small step forward, particularly this morning where we learnt some positive things with the car compared to Malaysia. The balance was quite good today and I really enjoy driving this track…today's running gives me hope for an improved performance tomorrow.”
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