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Overall it’s been positive, says Schumacher

Michael Schumacher completes Jerez test for Mercedes and reports that they had a 'good day' as preparations continue for the season opening, Bahrain Grand Prix and F1 2010 in general.
Michael Schumacher was upbeat following the final day of testing at Jerez in Spain yesterday [Saturday] and said that Mercedes Grand Prix completed everything that they wanted to.

Schumacher took over from team-mate Nico Rosberg for the fourth day and while the session got off to a slow start due to rain, the track soon dried and in the end the German managed 84 tours while further developing the set-up of the MGP W01. His best lap was a 1 minute 20.613 seconds, and that left him fifth overall on the timesheets.

"We had a good day today to end this week's test programme. The weather affected us a little in the early part of the day but we were able to use our time very effectively once we could run on dry tyres," explained the record-breaking multiple F1 world champion.

"We completed everything that we wanted and were able to increase our understanding of the car a step further so overall it's been positive. It's very tough to understand the order of the teams just yet as everyone can play so much with the fuel loads. So there is a lot of speculation going on but it's very interesting!"

Team boss Ross Brawn meanwhile was also happy with the progress made this week by the Brackley-based outfit, despite the less than ideal weather conditions.

"It's been a difficult week weather-wise for all of the teams out in Jerez," Brawn added, "however we have achieved a significant amount of mileage in both the wet and dry conditions and completed some important test items on our pre-season testing programme.

"This week has enabled us to increase our understanding of both the car and the tyres and our focus for the final two tests will be to continue to develop the performance of the MGP W01 and ensure the team and our drivers are fully prepared for the first race."



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11.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP, W01 - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain
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