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Schumacher leads day two of testing in Jerez - Mercedes soar to the top of the timesheets in Spain

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Michael Schumacher sent Mercedes rocketing to the top of the timesheets today in Jerez, as he and Felipe Massa in the Ferrari were the only two drivers to finish in the 1:20s throughout the day. They were both equally hard-working as well, completing over 100 laps each, as did Webber in the Red Bull, who ended up fifth.

Michael Schumacher leads Vitaly Petrov testing in Jerez
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Williams had some ground to make up after struggling through 14 laps yesterday with a broken rear wing, but the team were faced with another tough day. Firstly, their KERS showed some warning lights, so the system was disassembled and reinstalled as a precaution. Then Maldonado crashed off track, smashing the Williams against a wall. There was only just over an hour's running left in the day, but it was another shortened programme for Williams.

There were a couple of other red flags to note, with Alguersuari and Petrov spinning off track and causing two separate stoppages. Sergio Pérez had a slightly worse time of it, crashing the car at turn 7 and wrecking the front end. Sauber had to call it a day and concentrate on repairs.

1Michael SchumacherMercedes1:20.352112
2Felipe MassaFerrari1:20.413116
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:21.00969
4Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:21.21472
5Mark WebberRed Bull1:21.613113
6Adrian SutilForce India1:21.78073
7Sergio PérezSauber1:21.85756
8Timo GlockVirgin Racing1:22.20857
9Vitaly PetrovRenault1:22.49365
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:22.59138
11Jarno TrulliTeam Lotus1:23.21640

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