Schumacher feels Mercedes have raised their game

Schumacher feels Mercedes have raised their game

23 February 2012 – Seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher returned for Mercedes AMG on Thursday and after completing a race simulation, the 43 year-old ended the day feeling positive and felt the team have improved their game.

“I’m very happy with the race simulation that we ran this afternoon," he began. "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."

Mercedes suffered a couple of issues early on in testing with a transmission oil leak and a small hydraulics issue. No such issues were reported today.

"The small things from the last two days I would rate as typical testing issues," he continued. "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.”

Schumacher hands over to Nico Rosberg on Friday, for the final day of the penultimate test.

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