Michael Schumacher, Mercedes AMG Petronas

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

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

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

Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:22.614 124
2 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:23.126 45
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:23.361 85
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:23.447 125
5 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1:23.828 104
6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:23.836 77
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:23.893 36
8 Michael Schumacher MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:23.978 79
9 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:24.111 65
10 Bruno Senna Williams 1:24.925 48
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:25.801 20

(Please note all timings are unofficial)