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Wet running still useful - Schumacher

ESPN Staff
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Michael Schumacher: "There are still things to be learned on days like these" © Sutton Images
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Michael Schumacher said he was able to learn some useful information from Friday's wet practice sessions for the British Grand Prix.

Schumacher completed 22 laps over the two sessions, with the third fastest time in the afternoon. With more wet weather expected over the weekend, the Mercedes driver said there were lessons to be learned.

"There are still things to be learned on days like these and the positive about today's rain was that it is also forecast for tomorrow and Sunday," he said. "This meant that we were able to use today to prepare for the race, primarily on the wet tyres. We also tried the intermediates briefly but they were no faster in these conditions. The rain was constant, which allowed us to at least complete some parts of our programme.

"There was a lot of standing water, but it was hard to spot from the cockpit, which meant that the drivers had to be very vigilant. Today's sessions went okay and, in any case, we know that at this circuit, with its particular characteristics, rain offers us good chances and opportunities."

Asked if his Mercedes programme had suffered as a result of the weather, Schumacher said: "Not as much as all the fans outside that had to suffer."