All smiles for Schumacher despite propping up test times
Mick Schumacher was left feeling "very comfortable" and "happy" after signing off this season with a 125-lap test run-out for Haas ahead of his full Formula 1 debut next year.
Schumacher finished bottom of the timesheet with a lap 3.6 seconds slower than the leading mark of Fernando Alonso for Renault, although it was not Haas' objective across the day to post a quick time.
For the reigning F2 champion, the day focused on ensuring he is fully comfortable with a car that will carry over into next season, as well as ensuring he understands all the procedures required with the team.
"I feel pretty good," said Schumacher. "Obviously, I’m very happy I managed to do so many laps. It’s not always a given in testing.
"We focused on a good amount of laps, and a valuable amount of laps, which was very positive. The key point was just to understand the tyres a little more. For that, the long runs were very good.
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