Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Jerez, 2011

Schumacher puts Mercedes on top in Jerez

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Jerez, 2011
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Jerez, 2011

Michael Schumacher led the way in the second day of testing in Jerez.

The Mercedes driver was a few hundredths of a second faster than Ferrari’s Felipe Massa at the end of the session.

Massa was the busiest driver of the test, racking up over 100 laps for the second day in a row.

Jenson Button drove the McLaren MP4-26 for the first time and ended up third-quickest, six-tenths of a second off Schumacher.

A series of red flags interrupted today’s running, the first coming when Jaime Alguersuari’s Toro Rosso stopped on the track early on in the day.

A few other drivers had off-track moments which caused the session to be stopped, including Vitaly Petrov, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado.

The latter crashed his Williams at turn four, damaging the front and rear wings and rear suspension. He had also lost time while the team fixed a fault on the Kinetic Energy Recovery System.

Jarno Trulli also lost time with a mechanical problem which ended his running halfway through the day. The team are flying in spare parts from the factory overnight in time for Heikki Kovalainen’s session tomorrow.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
1 Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 1’20.352 112
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari F150th Italia 1’20.413 116 0.061
3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 1’21.009 69 0.657
4 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1’21.214 72 0.862
5 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’21.613 112 1.261
6 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM04 1’21.780 73 1.428
7 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari C30 1’21.857 56 1.505
8 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 1’22.208 57 1.856
9 Vitaly Petrov Renault R31 1’22.493 64 2.141
10 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’22.591 37 2.239
11 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault T128 1’23.216 40 2.864

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