Schumacher quickest on Day 2 at Jerez

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP W02, Jerez

Michael Schumacher, driving the 2011 MercedesGP W02, was six tenths quicker than anyone else on Day 2 of pre-season testing in Jerez. The 2012 W03 will debut at Barcelona (21–24 February).

Mark Webber in the RB8 was fastest of the 2012 cars with his Australian compatriot Daniel Ricciardo next in the STR7.

Perhaps in an ominous sign for the other teams, Webber declared the RB8 feels just as competitive now as last year’s car did at the same time.

2012 F1 pre-season testing – Jerez (Day 2)

  1. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes* – 1m18.561s (132 laps)
  2. Mark Webber, Red Bull – 1m19.184s +0.623 (97 laps)
  3. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso – 1m19.587s +1.026 (100 laps)
  4. Jules Bianchi, Force India – 1m20.221s +1.660 (46 laps)
  5. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus – 1m20.239s +1.678 (117 laps)
  6. Paul di Resta, Force India – 1m20.272s +1.711 (69 laps)
  7. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1m20.454s +1.893 (95 laps)
  8. Jenson Button, McLaren – 1m20.688s +2.127 (85 laps)
  9. Sergio Perez, Sauber – 1m20.711s +2.150 (68 laps)
  10. Pastor Maldonado, Williams – 1m21.197s +2.636 (97 laps)
  11. Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham – 1m21.518s +2.957 (139 laps)
  12. Pedro de la Rosa, HRT* – 1m22.128s +3.567 (64 laps)

All Timing Unofficial
*Running last year’s car

[Source: Autosport]

UPDATE: We’ve added some videos from Jerez testing below. They’re even better if you speak Spanish!