Merc not yet up to the mark, says Schumi


After his first day on track at Barcelona, Michael Schumacher stated that he believes his Mercedes GP team is not where they ought to be. The German finished the test session in seventh place. He did state that the team hadn't tried any low fuel runs, but also reiterated that he believed that wins early on in the season would not be possible. Nonetheless, the German was not discouraged and said the team would continue its hard work. Schumi went on to say that the team was working well together, while testing was one thing, racing was another, and Mercedes GP would have to prove itself on track.


So, who clocked the quickest time at the second day of testing? Nico Hulkenberg managed to do that in his Williams-Cosworth, setting a time of 1m 20.614s. While Hulkenberg denied home hero, Fernando Alonso the chance to finish on top of the timing sheets on his last day of pre-season testing, he dismissed it, saying that P1 meant nothing, and where Williams needed to be on top, was at the season-opener in Bahrain.

Unofficial times - Barcelona Day 2

1. Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1m 20.614s 99 laps
2. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m 20.637s 134 laps
3. Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1m 20.973s 114 laps
4. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1m 21.056s 90 laps
5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m 21.258s 125 laps
6. Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 21.571s 104 laps
7. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m 21.689s 85 laps
8. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m 22.152s 93 laps
9. Robert Kubica Renault 1m 24.912s 53 laps
10. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1m 25.524s 70 laps
11. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m 25.942s 52 laps