Mercedes-Benz Barcelona Test, Day Three

Date Thursday 23 February 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Michael Schumacher
No of Laps 127 laps
Best Lap Time 1:23.384
Kms Covered 592 km
Track Length 4.655 km
F1 W03 Mileage 1756 km
Weather Cool & sunny

Michael Schumacher was back in the car today for the penultimate day of this week ’s test for the F1 W03 car.

Mercedes-Benz Barcelona 2012

  • Michael completed 127 laps and 592 km, taking the team’s total mileage for the F1 W03 to 1756 km
  • Michael ran soft and hard compound Pirelli tyres throughout the day as he worked through the planned test programme
  • A first full race simulation for the F1 W03 was completed during the afternoon session, including live pit stops

Nico Rosberg will conclude the team ’s test programme for this week tomorrow.

Michael Schumacher “I’m very happy with the race simulation that we ran this afternoon. It confirmed what we have seen from the first tests with our new car, and that we don’t seem to have any big issues with reliability. The small things from the last two days I would rate as typical testing issues. So from my side, I am happy with our first full testing session, and we have definitely improved our game which is what we wanted to achieve. To what extent, we can only see later, but I am finishing with a positive feeling.”


Pos Driver Car Time Laps
1. Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:22.391 106
2. Michael Schumacher MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:23.384 127
3. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:23.582 99
4. Jenson Button McLaren 1:23.918 114
5. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.433 78
6. Mark Webber Red Bull 1:24.771 96
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:24.771 84
8. Paul Di Resta Force India 1:25.646 83
9. Timo Glock Marussia 1:26.173 108
10. Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:26.448 70