Schumacher GP 2 test successful

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7-time world champion Michael Schumacher starts the first of his off-season tests in Jerez today driving a GP2 car in preparation for the 2010 season with Mercedes GP Petronas. The German veteran will be driving an open-wheel, single-seat car for the first time since 2009 when he attempted to stand in for injured Ferrari pilot Felipe Massa.

Schumacher GP2

The GP2 series is currently developing specifications for the 2010-2011 car and Schumacher’s test session is a welcome addition to their car development program/. Schumacher said:

“The day today was good especially because after a long time I could drive again in a car that came almost close to a current Formula 1. Despite the weather not being what we all would have liked all my senses were nevertheless on full alert – this alone was worth it. I felt comfortable out on the track from the very beginning, and naturally I’d like to thank our Team and the GP2 series very much for the opportunity to drive.”

Schumacher GP2 2

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