Ferrari isn't wasting any time this year.
&to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/2002/08/17/34749.html' target=_blank>Michael Schumacher tested the team's 2006 car for the first time Monday, more than a month earlier than last season.
Schumacher completed 51 laps in the still unnamed car under a light snowfall at Ferrari's private track.
Last season, Schumacher's streak of five straight world titles was snapped as Ferrari struggled with new rules and tire problems. The team began racing with the F2005 only three races in after poor results in the opening two races.
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