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'Proper driving was not possible' - Schumacher

ESPN Staff
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Michael Schumacher said wet weather conditions at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday meant "proper driving" was not possible during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Schumacher completed just 17 laps during the two sessions, which was more than most, but did not set a time in the afternoon. He said Mercedes manager to gather basic data, but nothing more.

"Unfortunately the weather today did not allow us to do much more than just basic work as there was too much rain coming down in both sessions," he said. "There was a lot of aquaplaning, even when just cautiously cruising around the circuit which sometimes you did not see or expect at all, so proper driving was not possible. But we have a lot of basic data from Spa and we know what to expect."

Schumacher is looking forward to final practice on Saturday morning for which dry weather is forecast.

"Tomorrow's practice will nevertheless be very important, especially as the weather is supposed to be much better," he said. "I look forward to going out on this beautiful track again tomorrow."