Schumacher tops Barcelona timesheet

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Michael Schumacher has put Mercedes GP on top of the timesheets today after a few qualifying laps saw him top Alonso by more than 0.3 seconds. Nico Rosberg also confirmed the improvements in Mercedes' updates aero package as he ended the day in third.

Today marked the first day of the much anticipated aerodynamic update of the W02 after struggling through previous winter test sessions. Although the team will continue to test tomorrow, along with Williams, Hispania, Ferrari and McLaren, the team chose to give Nico Rosberg a go with the upgraded package as well.

The oher teams have hereby finished their pre-season winter testing and will now prepare for the Australian GP.

Apart from the top times, Rubens Barrichello's times are interesting as well, as his longer runs showed a much lower tyre degradation than many expected from previous testing days. The times of the Williams driver only dropped off about a second over 10 laps.

Results

Pos.DriverTeamTimeLaps
1.Michael SchumacherMercedes Grand Prix01:21.26867
2.Fernando AlonsoFerrari01:21.614141
3.Nico RosbergMercedes Grand Prix01:21.78822
4.Nick HeidfeldRenault01:22.07367
5.Rubens BarrichelloWilliams01:22.23389
6.Kamui KobayashiSauber01:22.31598
7.Jaime AlguersuariScuderia Toro Rosso01:22.67572
8.Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing01:22.93364
9.Heikki KovalainenLotus F101:23.437138
10.Paul di RestaForce India F101:23.65342
11.Adrian SutilForce India F101:23.92126
12.Pastor MaldonadoWilliams01:24.10811
13.Jenson ButtonMcLaren01:25.83757
14.Jerome d` AmbrosioVirgin Racing01:27.37546


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