Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Clive Mason - Getty Images

Schumacher fastest in practice: GP

SEVEN-time world champion Michael Schumacher rolled back the years in his rejuvenated Mercedes yesterday, clocking the fastest time in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

After months of frustration, the decorated German set the pace at a damp and cool Shanghai International Circuit.

Schumacher roared around the 5.45km track in 1min 35.973sec, in search of his first pole position and race victory since coming out of retirement in 2010.

Briton's Lewis Hamilton, who topped the time charts in the first practice session, was second to the German, 0.172sec adrift in his McLaren.

Schumacher refused to get carried away, calling it merely a "trouble-free day".

Read the full race report at The Australian Online



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