Schumacher tests for Ferrari at Mugello

Michael Schumacger at the wheel of a Ferrari F2007 in Mugello

Michael Schumacger at the wheel of a Ferrari F2007 in Mugello

Michael Schumacher began preparations for his F1 comeback at Mugello yesterday. Here’s some pictures of the 40-year-old in action in a Ferrari F2007.

He’ll be testing again between now and the European Grand Prix at the end of the month. Following a request from Ferrari the other teams have allowed him to have a dispensation from the testing ban and spend a day acclimatising to the F60.

However there reports are emerging which suggest the FIA may look into the Mugello test following Schumacher’s use of GP2-spec slick tyres.

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59 comments on Schumacher tests for Ferrari at Mugello

  1. Jonathan said on 3rd August 2009, 8:36

    Is the F2007 a darker shade of red than the F2008?

    I thought it was, and in some pictures it looks a lot darker, but in these pictures it looks the same.

    Can anyone help clear this up for me?

  2. iaTa said on 3rd August 2009, 13:38

    Williams have objected to F60 testing so it can no longer take place:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77534

    • Maksutov said on 3rd August 2009, 17:50

      oh well, not really sure what Franks issue is against FOTA obviously he has one from the start of the season. This is obviously to do with political issues between Williams and FOTA.

      But regardless, that is fair enough. To make it fair for everyone the rule should either stand, or be lifted for everyone.

      nothing to discuss about it anymore

  3. Adrian said on 3rd August 2009, 15:51

    I find myself in a strange postion, I am about to defend Michael Schumacher and I would never have found myself in this position before he retired…

    Schumi has done nothing wrong by testing in that F2007 – as other have stated, anyone could do the same if they had the money – ergo if Jaime A had wanted to hire a track and hire a 2 year old Red Bull he could have (assuming they are available).

    Personally I think there should be a clause in the testing ban that allows any driver coming into the sport mid-season to have a limited mileage test in the car.

  4. DASMAN said on 3rd August 2009, 18:18

    Seems like Williams are now blocking the F60 test. No skin off Ferrari’s nose I’d guess, but what goes around comes around….

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