Michael Schumacher was at the wheel of the F1 W03 again today as MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued the test in Mugello.

Date Wednesday 2 May 2012
Track Mugello
Drivers Michael Schumacher
No of Laps 144 laps
Best Lap Time 1:23.404
Kilometres Covered 755 km
Track Length 5.245 km
Weather Dry
  • With dry conditions today following a disrupted first day, the team and Michael had an extremely productive day
  • The team focused on set-up and tyre work, alongside the evaluation of a number of development parts
  • Michael completed 144 laps of the Mugello circuit, equal to over 750 km

Nico Rosberg will drive tomorrow for the third and final day of this week’s test.
Michael Schumacher:
“I am very pleased with our testing day here. In the past, I have done so many kilometres on this beautiful track, and today I think I can say I was adding quite some more. Unlike yesterday, we were able to gather really a lot of data, and like this we are learning more and more about our car which is absolutely positive. Of course we also tested some new things, which I would not want to go into detail about, so it is definitely worth coming here at this stage of the season. I am really happy with how things are proceeding with our car and our team, and I am convinced we have a good basis for the final day of the test tomorrow.”


Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:21.603 97
2 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:21.603 87
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:21.825 64
4 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:21.997 54
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.257 106
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:22.422 65
7 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:22.588 22
8 Michael Schumacher MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:23.404 144
9 Charles Pic Marussia 1:23.982 46
10 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:24.312 112
11 Gary Paffett McLaren 1:24.480 59
12 Timo Glock Marussia 1:24.499 37
13 Paul Di Resta Force India 1:24.749 14
14 Bruno Senna Williams 1:24.842 100

(Please note all timings are unofficial)