Mercedes Jerez test II notes day three

Track Circuito de Jerez Driver Michael Schumacher No of Laps 79 laps Best Lap Time 1:21.437 Kilometres Covered 349kms Track Length 4.428kms Weather ...

Track                           Circuito de Jerez

Driver Michael Schumacher
No of Laps                      79 laps

Best Lap Time 1:21.437
Kilometres Covered 349kms
Track Length 4.428kms
Weather                         Mainly dry and slightly cloudy

Ambient Temperature Maximum 16C
Track Temperature Maximum 25C

The third day of this week's test in Jerez finally saw a break in the weather conditions and enabled Michael Schumacher to achieve some valuable dry running for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.

After torrential downpours on Thursday night, the skies thankfully cleared today to enable the use of slick tyres for the majority of the day once the damp track had dried early this morning. Michael's programme focused on developing the set-up of the MGP W01 and evaluating various changes over longer runs. The team had a positive day with Michael completing 79 laps with a quickest lap time of 1.21.437.

Nico Rosberg will take over the car tomorrow for the fourth and final day of this week's test.

Michael Schumacher: "Today was a nice end to my testing days in Jerez this week and it was great to finally have some consistent dry running. We are on schedule with our programme but at the same time, we are well aware that there is still a lot of work ahead of us. The final test in Barcelona next week will be an important test in this respect and will give us valuable information about the performance of the car."

-source: mercedes

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes