Schumi happy with tests


PARIS, January 14 – Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher said he was satisfied with the crucial track time he secured on his second day of testing in Jerez despite rain restricting his programme.Schumacher, who has come out of retirement to drive for Mercedes in the Formula One world championship on a three-year, 30-million-dollar deal, again drove a GP2 car as F1 testing is banned until February.

"That was a big step forward today (Wednesday) because we could drive around 90 percent of our time in dry conditions. We could even do two long runs which went nice and constant," the 41-year-old told his website.

"These days here in Jerez are definitely worth it because even if I was not driving I would spend the time speaking and discussing with the engineers, working on set ups and prepare for the season."

Schumacher’s first day on the track, Tuesday, was restricted by heavy rain, but he is due to drive again at the Spanish venue on Thursday.