Alonso not concerned by Schu's GP2 test

Fernando Alonso does not agree with commentators who believe Michael Schumacher's GP2 test gave the returning champion an unfair advantage for 2010. Amid the current winter testing ban, Schumacher ran for three days at Jerez at the wheel of a...

Fernando Alonso does not agree with commentators who believe Michael Schumacher's GP2 test gave the returning champion an unfair advantage for 2010.

Amid the current winter testing ban, Schumacher ran for three days at Jerez at the wheel of a GP2 car, in a session billed as a development test for the feeder series.

But at Ferrari's winter media event last week, Spaniard Alonso denied that the German's GP2 mileage has put Schumacher ahead of the game for 2010 despite his three-year F1 absence.

"The GP2 car is very different from F1; not at all a good point of reference," the 28-year-old is quoted as saying in an interview with La Stampa.

"But for him it would have been good in order to regain his confidence on the track. If it's allowed, I think it's fine," Alonso added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari