Friday is a practice day in F1 and Schumacher practiced well.

The first Friday session was dominated by Hamilton and ButtonÔÇÖs McLarens with Schumi posting a P3 for the session. FridayÔÇÖs second session was dominated by the Red Bulls of Vettel and Webber and once again Schumi was in P3. The new longer wheelbase Mercedes GP car seems to work for him. Friday was dry but Saturday Qualifying could be wet. Schumacher was known as a rain master in the past as is Vettle now. Will the former remember enough from the past to hold or improve or will the latter push youth or some other driver to the front?

1st Session Classifications
1st Session Lap Times

2nd Session Classifications
2nd Session Lap Times

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They would participate as one of many but not as sole.