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Friday, December 16, 2005

michael schumacher back on track


michael cut short his holiday and came back to testing this week. he said he didn't deserve the holiday, since last year they didn't achieve anything (one win and one pole weren't exactly ideal). his return made quite an impression.

planetf1 decided to pick on him, the headline reads "not the sort of start schumi wanted". after just two laps around jerez, he went wide and got his car trapped in the sand. indeed, not exactly impressive.

however, it is important to note that this is michael's first feel of the v8 engine. most drivers are taken by surprise and were pretty careful in analyzing the v8's potential. sometimes they do overdrive it.

what is more important to note is that, although experiencing the v8 for the first time, michael was the fastest driver on track and topped the time sheet with a 1min18s. his drive was faster than massa, who despite driving a faster limited-v10 engine, only managed a 1min19s. in fact, michael's drive was also faster than the renaults' limited-v10s. the next fastest v8 (honda) is a full seconds down. now that is pretty impressive.

let's see what will happen in today's test when both michael and alonso will be on track. interesting.

previous posts:
2005 season review 3
2005 season review 2
2005 season review 1

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