132 laps of tyre evaluation for Schumacher

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F1 Test, Jerez, Circuit Permanente de Jerezes

Michael Schumacher was at the wheel of the MGP W02 - the team's 2011 car - today for the second day of this week's test in Jerez, completing a total of 132 laps of the Spanish circuit. He ended the day on top of the timesheets.

The morning's programme focused on comparisons and evaluation of the soft and hard compound Pirelli tyres. Michael then concentrated on a set-up programme with the new tyres in preparation for the debut of the 2012 car in Barcelona.

Michael Schumacher:
"We made the most of a reliable car today to do lots of laps and learn a lot about the new Pirelli tyres, and how they perform on longer and shorter runs, and with different set-up configurations. It was a good and productive test, full of lots of useful information for the season ahead, and I am now looking forward to driving our 2012 car for the first time at the next test."

Nico Rosberg will take over the car tomorrow for the team's final day of testing in Jerez.

No of Laps: 132 laps Best Lap Time: 1:18.561
Kms Covered: 584 kms
Track Length: 4.428 kms
Weather: Cool