Michael Schumacher is sure this year's Mercedes is a step forward compared to last year's challenger after completing his second day of testing at Barcelona.
The German had another highly productive day on Thursday, covering 127 laps, taking the team's total mileage for the W03 to more than 1,000 miles since it made its track debut. Schumacher was second quickest today and he is confident Mercedes has taken a step forward compared to last year.
"We had a trouble-free day today. We did a race simulation and the competitiveness of the car is better than it has been. There are some promising signs that I hope we can transform in good results," said Schumacher. "It's definitely clear that we have improved the car, but the question is how much we have improved the car compared to the others, something that I don't know yet."
When asked about his goals for the season, Schumacher said: "Wait and see."