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Schumacher´s GP2-Test in Jerez [12-14 th January]


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#1 fetzo

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:48

According to Bild, Schumi is going to drive a GP2-Car, one of the Super-Nova´s, in Jerez from 12-14 th January.

Well, let´s discuss :stoned:

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#2 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:49

What's to discuss? He's testing a Supernova GP2 car.

#3 lafitek

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:52

According to Bild, Schumi is going to drive a GP2-Car, one of the Super-Nova´s, in Jerez from 12-14 th January.

Well, let´s discuss :stoned:

yes after this tests Heidfeld will be confirmed at Mercedes GP...

#4 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:53

yes after this tests Heidfeld will be confirmed at Mercedes GP...

I'd be just tickled if Heidfeld were confirmed elsewhere tonight and Schumacher bombed the test and Mercedes needed a new driver.

But I don't think Schmacer is going anywhere.

#5 ApexTomi

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:57

I'd be just tickled if Heidfeld were confirmed elsewhere tonight and Schumacher bombed the test and Mercedes needed a new driver.



not going to happen. :D

no chance to get laptimes from the test?

#6 Dom77

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:08

Last GP2 Test in October at Jerez the top times were in the low 1.25s So thats the benchmark for Schumacher if the conditions are similiar. I'm not sure if the post 2009 test included new tyres/components but that should give us a benchmark when he tests for 3 days this week. Not much rubber on day 1 when he tests being the only guy out there!




not going to happen. :D

no chance to get laptimes from the test?



#7 salamin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:27

is he going to test alone or join a GP2 test session?

#8 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:29

Solo test to run parts for this year's car and bits for the 2011 car.

#9 salamin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:31

nice, hope to see his new helmet livery

#10 cheapracer

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:39

I think he will select gear and go out and turn some lefts and turn some rights and go fast down the straights and come back in and talk to the engineers and have a drink and maybe some food and maybe go to the toilet.

What do you think guys, agree or not?

#11 showtime

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:40

Yesterday was snowing at Jerez...

Edited by showtime, 11 January 2010 - 12:41.


#12 salamin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:43

I think he will select gear and go out and turn some lefts and turn some rights and go fast down the straights and come back in and talk to the engineers and have a drink and maybe some food and maybe go to the toilet.

What do you think guys, agree or not?


as long as his neck is fine with it ... :cat:

#13 RedBaron

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:47

nice, hope to see his new helmet livery


I have a feeling you won't. He won't be in a Mercedes, so there won't be Mercedes branding/sponsorship, he won't be unveiling the overalls or car livery so I don't think we'll see his new helmet yet.

#14 Aloisioitaly

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:47

i'm lookin forward :clap:

#15 as65p

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:50

i'm lookin forward :clap:


:up: Always a good idea, minimizes the danger of running into things.

#16 Greem

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:53

I think he will select gear and go out and turn some lefts and turn some rights and go fast down the straights and come back in and talk to the engineers and have a drink and maybe some food and maybe go to the toilet.

What do you think guys, agree or not?


Don't be ridiculous, coming here with your biased anti-Schumi statements. There's no way he'll go to the toilet. Back it up with evidence next time or we'll all call you names.

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#17 salamin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:53

I have a feeling you won't. He won't be in a Mercedes, so there won't be Mercedes branding/sponsorship, he won't be unveiling the overalls or car livery so I don't think we'll see his new helmet yet.


yeah a neutral white design is more possible

#18 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:05

yeah a neutral white design is more possible


Like what he wears on Top Gear? 

#19 Nuvol

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:06

yep stig one :D

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#20 Jackmancer

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:14

Like what he wears on Top Gear? 


Maybe some cowboy print :rotfl:

#21 Timstr11

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:15

Official announcement of the GP2 test:

In preparation for his much-awaited return to Formula One next season with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, Michael Schumacher will take part in a three-day GP2 Series test session in Jerez, Spain this week.

Following the approval of the FIA, the GP2 Series and the Formula One Testing Committee, Michael will drive the GP2 development car for three days from Tuesday 12 January to Thursday 14 January.

Michael’s desire to drive a high-performance competition vehicle as part of his preparations has found a match in the objectives of the GP2 Series to develop the 2011/2013 car. As GP2 are currently defining the technical features of the Series’ third generation car which will debut in Spring 2011, the Series organisers saw a fantastic opportunity to benefit from Michael’s experience and his legendary technical abilities.

One of the main goals of the three-day test will be to evaluate numerous suspension configurations in order to define several new set-up solutions which will provide more flexibility to GP2 drivers and engineers during the race weekends. Alongside that programme, the test will see the evaluation and validation of updated components, including a new clutch, to be introduced later this year.

GP2 Organiser Bruno Michel said: “Today’s test marks a milestone for the GP2 Series. It is an honour and a privilege for us to have seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher help us to develop our car. The goal of the GP2 Series is to prepare young drivers for Formula One. This test will prove to be very important for the future of our GP2 drivers and will be a confirmation of the high-standards and competitiveness of our Series. Michael’s input and advice will be invaluable. I am confident that his knowledge and unparalleled driving skills will help us to develop a great car for next season.”



#22 Dom77

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:32

http://www.accuweath.......RA&metric=1 Weather at Jerez not so good for tuesday and wednesday.

#23 Massa_f1

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:37

Bet he pulls out after this test. I can see it now.

Edited by Massa_f1, 11 January 2010 - 13:38.


#24 Nuvol

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 13:41

Bet he pulls out after this test. I can see it now.

already afraid he gonna dominate the season like he used to? :smoking:

#25 Massa_f1

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 15:15

already afraid he gonna dominate the season like he used to? :smoking:


lol Am not afraid am a fan of his. I just cant see how his neck has healed.

#26 RedBaron

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 15:16

lol Am not afraid am a fan of his. I just cant see how his neck has healed.


These guys are super human, look at Schumacher 99 or Webber last season.

#27 Seanspeed

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 16:32

Wonder if the regular SuperNova drivers are callin the team up right now saying, "SAVE THAT SETUP INFO!"

#28 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 16:38

He's driving the GP2 development car, not one of the team's cars.

#29 potmotr

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 16:42

Would be great if he entered a GP2 Asia race to warm up...

#30 noikeee

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 16:45

He's driving the GP2 development car, not one of the team's cars.


Well I wonder why is this associated to a team then. Isn't that kind of an advantage for them, when this car rolls out for real in 2011? Even if the car is a little different by then.

#31 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 16:46

It's not associated to a team.

#32 Trust

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:02

Yupi, I'm so happy for this to hear. Go Schumi! :up:

Edited by Trust, 11 January 2010 - 17:02.


#33 noikeee

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:11

It's not associated to a team.


Why are the news mentioning Supernova then?

#34 Sisplatin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:21

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will return to action on Tuesday when he tests a GP2 car at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

The German, who will make a sensational return to Formula 1 racing with the Mercedes GP team this year, will take part in a private test at the Spanish circuit, using a GP2 car run by the Super Nova team.

A spokesperson for Schumacher confirmed to AUTOSPORT the test will run from Tuesday to Thursday. The German will drive the GP2 development car in the test, which has been approved by the FIA.

"Today's test marks a milestone for the GP2 Series," said GP2 boss Bruno Michel. "It is an honour and a privilege for us to have seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher help us to develop our car. The goal of the GP2 Series is to prepare young drivers for Formula 1.

"This test will prove to be very important for the future of our GP2 drivers and will be a confirmation of the high-standards and competitiveness of our Series. Michael's input and advice will be invaluable. I am confident that his knowledge and unparalleled driving skills will help us to develop a great car for next season."

Schumacher, who had to rule out a return to F1 last year because of neck problems, is not allowed to test Formula 1 machinery until next month.


Two highlighted contradicting things!

#35 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:22

The news doesn't mention Super Nova: some posters here did.

#36 midgrid

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:36

Two highlighted contradicting things!


So it's a development GP2 Series car run by one of the GP2 Series teams. Someone's got to do it!

#37 Sisplatin

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 17:47

The news doesn't mention Super Nova: some posters here did.

yes it does


The German, who will make a sensational return to Formula 1 racing with the Mercedes GP team this year, will take part in a private test at the Spanish circuit, using a GP2 car run by the Super Nova team.


#38 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 21:40

No, it doesn't: http://www.gp2series...?articleid=2670

#39 noikeee

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 22:20

Then Autosport made up something out of thin air, which is... rare.

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#40 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 22:49

Would you accept that GP2, who are running the test, probably know what car they are using?

#41 noikeee

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 23:00

Would you accept that GP2, who are running the test, probably know what car they are using?


Of course. I'm just surprised that there's a clash between two credible sources and wonder where that information came from.

#42 Dudley

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 23:04

I imagine Super Nova are running the car. They do need professional people to do it and I doubt GP2 keeps an entire staff employed just to do that occasionally.

So they'll have contracted it out, SN are as good a choice as any.

#43 Jackman

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 23:21

This is hardly the first time that GP2 have tested their development car: they'll be fine on their own.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 23:40

Yeah, they started with McNish like this and I think there were such tests almost every year since. I think they're using only the mechanics of some team(in this case Super Nova), at least this is what I know they did in WSbR, and they use GP2/Dallara development engineers and their own development car in WSbR/GP2 colours. So no chance for James Jakes to use Schumi's data :p
Otherwise it would be strange one team to have such a long head start w/ car knowledge.
Don't expect some F1 driver to go into general GP2 testing, people would expect him to be like 0.5 faster than anyone else, just too much to loose ;) We will just see some pics from this test and nothing more, there won't be much to discuss...
I just hope the next car would more like the 1st car :p

Edited by ivanalesi, 11 January 2010 - 23:43.


#45 RedBaron

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:31

Michael Schumacher pulled out of the pit lane to start his 3-day GP2 test at Jerez on Tuesday morning. With Formula 1 testing banned until February, the German's run in the Supernova car will allow some extra mileage to be racked up before the first F1 test kicks off in Valencia on the first day of next month.

On a dull day at the circuit which controversially decided the outcome of the 1997 championship, Schumacher has driven a racing car for the first time this season ahead of his F1 comeback in just over two months' time.

Having celebrated his 41st birthday on the first Sunday of the year, Schumacher becomes the oldest driver in the field once again, taking that particular title back from former Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello.


F1Racing.net

Edit: I bet we get a photo of that corner, from that angle. :well:

Edited by RedBaron, 12 January 2010 - 09:33.


#46 dank

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:42

Some pictures of Schumacher's GP2 exploits today: http://twitpic.com/p...s/feeder_series

#47 RedBaron

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:47

Some pictures of Schumacher's GP2 exploits today: http://twitpic.com/p...s/feeder_series


Awesome! Nice find I had dozens of sites open eagerly waiting pictures! I'm not reading anything into the red helmet yet. I for one wouldn't one unhappy if it stayed.

Edited by RedBaron, 12 January 2010 - 09:50.


#48 Galko877

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:53

Awesome! Nice find I had dozens of sites open eagerly waiting pictures! I'm not reading anything into the red helmet yet. I for one wouldn't one unhappy if it stayed.



I don't think it will stay, but they will only reveal the new one when the new Merc colors/outfit is revealed.

#49 RedBaron

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:58

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Mercedes logo!

Got them from the GP2 website but they were really blurry so I tidied them up a little!

Edited by RedBaron, 12 January 2010 - 10:35.


#50 BRK

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:05

Love you for those pics,man.

Back in business! :clap: