Schumacher admits to neck strain
Michael Schumacher admitted he had sore neck muscles after completing his second day of testing in a GP2 car at Jerez.
He is taking part in the test as part of his preparations for a return to Formula One next season with Mercedes. On Tuesday Schumacher denied the outing was about his fitness and it has been officially billed as a development test for the 2011 GP2 car.
"There is some minor muscular strain, but it's completely normal," he said. "There will be an acclimatisation phase when I sit in the real [F1] car at the beginning of February. In the past I have never managed to be able to train the muscles in the neck so that you feel nothing at all."
Schumacher managed to squeeze in 53 laps of testing on slick tyres while the track was dry in the morning. Better weather is forecast for the final day of the test on Thursday.