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Two days of testing in Jerez, two former champions on top // Räikkönen and Schumacher lead the first two days

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This is F1Minute - Two days of testing in Jerez, two former champions on top.

The second of four days of testing in Jerez drew to a close today with Michael Schumacher on top for Mercedes - although in last year’s car. The team are waiting to run the new car, and gathering tyre information on the new Pirelli’s while they wait.

Yesterday, it was Kimi Räikkönen on top, making the best possible start he could for his F1 comeback and leading the times all day. The second outing was a tougher day for the Finn, with several trips into the gravel, one of which damaged the car quite a lot.

Other snippets of note from the two days so far in Spain include Ferrari using an awful lot of flow-vis to try and gain an understanding of the aero on their car. Force India split their driving role today between Paul di Resta and new reserve driver Jules Bianchi, who settled in with 46 laps and finished fourth.

Pedro de la Rosa in the HRT has been last on both days so far, but as everyone is fond of saying, times aren’t everything.