Mercedes Barcelona test II - Day 2 report

Mercedes press release

Michael Schumacher was at the wheel of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W03 today for the second day of the test.

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP

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• Michael completed 19 laps this morning, with a late start and red flags, including two caused by the team, interrupting running
• The afternoon session proved more productive as Michael and the team worked through a series of set-up evaluations
• Michael’s lap tally by the end of running, which was extended by 30 minutes due to the morning fog, was 79 laps, equal to 368 km

Michael Schumacher

“The start of our day was something of a struggle this morning, partly down to me as well, and it seemed as if the afternoon might start that way also. Fortunately the session turned out well, and we achieved all of the test items that we wanted. So in the end, it was a positive day, but we will only see later how we stand compared to the other teams.”

Nico will be back in the F1 W03 tomorrow for the third day of the test, with Michael concluding the programme on Sunday.

Date: Friday 2 March 2012
Track: Circuit de Catalunya
Driver: Michael Schumacher
No of Laps: 79 laps
Best Lap Time: 1:23.978
Kms Covered: 368 km
Track Length: 4.655 km
F1 W03 Mileage: 3384 km
Weather: Sunny

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher
Teams Mercedes
Tags barcelona, mercedes, schumacher, spain