Schumacher bets on Hill; Irvine tests second F 310

Tuesday February 27, 1996

Schumacher bets on Hill

Michael Schumacher has again named Damon Hill the favourite for this year's World Championship tittle today: "Williams have, just like in 1995, the best car. Even if everything goes well at Ferrari we still miss half a second to the top." He also stated that his fellow German Heinz-Harald Frentzen will have his first victory this year.

Irvine tests second F 310

Time is running out for Ferrari before the new Season starts. Eddie Irvine has tested the second F 310, manufactured just last week, at Fiorano (Italy). He clocked a fastest time of 1:03.22, an improvement of 0.06 over the fastest time set in the F 310 at Maranello. Irvine will continue testing this car tomorrow. Schumacher and Irvine will test the cars for the Australian Grand Prix next Thursday and Friday before the cars are flown to Melbourne.

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