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Barcelona day three - Schumacher leads 24 Jun 2005

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2005 in the pits.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 28 May 2005

After two days of solo running at the Circuit de Catalunya, Ferrari’s Luca Badoer had Michael Schumacher for company on Thursday and it was the world champion who set the pace, going almost a second quicker than his colleague around the Spanish circuit.

With both drivers working mainly on Bridgestone tyre development, new mechanical components and aerodynamics, Schumacher completed a total of 68 laps, the quickest in a time of 1m 16.045s, while Badoer set a best of 1m 17.007s, covering 119 laps.

Jordan were also due on track at Barcelona on Thursday with their new EJ15B. However, delays with the car meant it is now expected to make its first appearance on Friday in the hands of Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan.

Ferrari will also continue work at the circuit on Friday, with Badoer and Schumacher once again at the wheel of the F2005.