Schumacher GP2 test

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F1technical said:
As for the best lap time of the day, it was a 1:24.621, covered on the last run of three consisting of 20 laps each.
Does anyone have another competitive GP2 time aound Jerez for comparison? I got this from
http://newsonf1.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24

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Best Lap Time in 2004: 1:15.629 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 30 September
Best Lap Time in 2005: 1:15.561 Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren MP4/20) - 29 April
Best Lap Time in 2005 (05 spec): 1:15.561 Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren MP4/20) - 29 April
Best Lap Time in 2005 (Any car - V8 Engine): 1:18.752 Jacques Villeneuve (BMW Sauber C24B) - 10 December
Best Lap Time in 2005 (06 spec car - V8 Engine): 1:19.521 Ricardo Zonta (Toyota TF106) - 14 December
Best Lap Time in 2006 (V10 Engine): 1:16.509 Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren MP4-20) - 11 January
Best Lap Time in 2006 (Any car - V8 Engine): 1:15.684 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari 248 F1) - 12 October
Best Lap Time in 2006 (06 spec car - V8 Engine): 1:15.684 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari 248 F1) - 12 October
Best Lap Time in 2006 (06 Spec car - 07 Bridgestone Tyres): 1:18.684 Lewis Hamilton (McLaren MP4-21) - 7 December
Best Lap Time in 2007 (06 Spec car - 07 Bridgestone Tyres): 1:19.628 Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri SAF1 Interim car) - 18 January
Best Lap Time in 2007 (07 Spec car): 1:19.183 Heikki Kovalainen (Renault R27) - 19 January
Best Lap Time in 2008 (08 Spec car): 1:17.974 Heikki Kovalainen (Mclaren MP4-23) - 14 February
Best Lap Time in 2009 (09 Spec car): 1:17.494 Kazuki Nakajima (Williams F1 FW31) - 19 March

According to that source Michael was seven seconds off the pace of Nakajima in the 2009 Williams FW31. Sounds ok for a GP2 car.
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Schumacher shows pace in final GP2 test
autosport.com wrote:Schumacher's best lap of the day was a 1m24.621s, four tenths slower than the record set by Kamui Kobayashi at the Spanish track in October, 2008.

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zgred wrote:Schumacher shows pace in final GP2 test
autosport.com wrote:Schumacher's best lap of the day was a 1m24.621s, four tenths slower than the record set by Kamui Kobayashi at the Spanish track in October, 2008.
One assumes that Kobayashi was in a GP2 car as well? The difference will probably be partly due to temperature and rubbering of the track. It still sounds pretty decent.
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and the rest like fuel etc.

you never can read into times properly without all the data to compare, but seems good

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what would you expect from a test like that ?a new lap record worthy of a F1 car in a proper competition situation?

the question to ask would be : how constant were those times ,how long did it take him to achieve that level and what were the mistakes he did on track.
We don´t know if the car was just a GP2 contender or had development parts on it and when.
To me the whole thing is just a very clever ways to familiarise Schumacher with his primary guys of trust when at work .Spending time with your guys sorting out a car to your liking can be a lot of fun besides hard work.I guess this exercise gave good feelings to both sides engineers and driver before the real challenge is taking of in Feb.