Schudown: Raikkonen and Schumacher to face off at Barcelona test

We've seen Schumacher and Raikkonen compete against each other on the race track – they competed for six years until Michael retired in 2006. But notwithstanding a few promotional events, they never had the same equipment, and in F1 that makes all the difference. The two world-champion Ferrari drivers will finally have their showdown tomorrow when they both get behind the wheel of the F2008 at Barcelona.

Although Schumacher has been helping out with testing on a semi-regular basis, the past few sessions had him driving alongside his protégé Massa or old friend Luca Badoer (the team's official test driver). It will also reportedly be the first time Schumacher has driven the new car, having previously piloted developmental versions of last year's F2007, and the last test session before the first grand prix of the season in Melbourne on March 16. We'll be monitoring today's test session to see a frustrated Kimi pretend like he doesn't care and a magnanimous Schumacher lightheartedly agree.

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