Schumacher keeps in shape smashing karting lap record
29 January, 2012
Jan.29 (PVM) Michael Schamucher spent a few days getting into shape, ahead of the forthcoming Formula 1 test in Jerez, by pounding around the South Garda Karting track in Lonato, Italy.
Driving a KZ category Tony Kart, Schumacher was accompanied by his son Mick who was testing a KF3 category Tony Kart.
Italian website 422Race reports that Schumacher was not hanging about as he recorded a lap time of 41.80 seconds which is an outright lap record.
The seven times F1 world champion was assisted by the Tony Kart factory team and accompanied by the kart manufacturer’s boss Roberto Robazzi Brescia.
Schumacher will be back in F1 action when he takes to the track during the first official pre-season testing at Jerez which starts on 7 February and runs until 10 February.
The 43 year old, who made his grand prix debut in Belgium in 1991, will compete in his 19th F1 season with Mercedes GP.
Note: KZ1 is a kart racing class using 125cc watercooled two-stroke engines equipped with a 6-speed gearbox (about 42 hp)