There was a bit of a surprise at Barcelona once again today, as veteran Michael Schumacher set the fastest time of any of the pre-season tests at the circuit this year. Mercedes have introduced a package of upgrades, including a revised front wing, so this performance will certainly be encouraging for the team.
Fernando Alonso was second quickest of the day, although the Ferrari driver's best time was almost four tenths of a second behind the seven time World Champion.
Nico Rosberg set the third fastest time, as he replaced team mate Schumacher later on in the day. Rosberg's time was particularly impressive, however, as he only clocked just over 20 laps, in comparison to Alonso who recorded over 140!
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