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Schumacher ready for F1 after GP2 test.

Michael Schumacher appears raring to get on with his F1 comeback with Mercedes after completing a successful GP2 Series test at Jerez.

Michael Schumacher completed his third and final day behind the wheel of the GP2 Series development hack at Jerez by taking his track work up over 1000km for the week.

The German enjoyed clear blue skies, while strong winds also contributed to a much dryer track than he had endured earlier in the test. As a result, he was able to run on slick tyres for the majority of the day, completing 130 laps and covered 576km to take his tally to 1151km for the test.

Schumacher ran for 23 laps on wet tyres early in the morning, before switching to slicks for the rest of the day. The Mercedes GP driver included three long runs of 20 laps during the latter portion of the day, setting a best time of 1min 24.621secs on his last run.

“I could really drive a lot on this last day of testing and it worked out perfectly," he reported, "I am very happy with the way testing went here - we worked well, times and consistency were [good], we could do everything we had scheduled to do. I feel fit, I felt comfortable immediately back in the car – hey, let's go for it!”

The test, of course, had some positive spin for the GP2 Series, and organiser Bruno Michel was delighted to have the seven-time F1 world champion in one of his cars.

“This has been a fantastic opportunity for the GP2 Series and everyone involved in the competition," he admitted, "Michael's analysis and feedback was fantastic and the GP2 technical staff who has been working with him this week is positive that what has been learned from this development test will provide us with an even better car in 2011.

“We are very happy that Michael chose our car to get his sensations back at the wheel of a high-performance machine and that he stated that it was the closest thing to a current F1 car. He made a few comments comparing the GP2 and the F1 cars, notably regarding their handling. We are now looking forward the second round of the GP2 Asia Series next month in Abu Dhabi and we would like to wish Michael all the best for his return to F1.”



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