Difficult start for Schumacher today

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Michael Schumacher was at the wheel for Mercedes AMG today, but it certainly wasn't the best of days. Michael completed just 19 laps due to red flag interruptions, two of which caused by Mercedes and Michael themselves. 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.

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."

No of Laps: 79 laps
Best Lap Time: 1:23.978
Kms Covered: 368 km
Track Length: 4.655 km
F1 W03 Mileage: 3384 km
Weather: Sunny

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