Schumacher Reveals Slight Neck Pain during GP2 Test
“There is some minor muscular strain, but it's completely normal,” Schumacher was quoted as saying by Germany's Express.
We know we're mostly blowing things out of proportion here, but Schumacher did ask for a testing session prior to his signing the 3-year contract with Mercedes. And that was because, as much as the doctors assured him everything was fine neck-wise, he wanted to find it out for himself.
“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,” continued Schu, insisting that everything is going ahead as planned and without any complications from his neck problem.
Returning to his GP2 test, it's worth mentioning that the second day of testing at Jerez went down pretty much the same as the first one, as bad weather prevented the German racer from making the best of his presence at the Spanish track. Again, he only got to take the car (on slick tires) out for about 53 laps.
Today marks his 3rd and last day of testing the GP2 development car on the Jerez track, after which his first real F1 test is scheduled to take place on February 1st, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.