On the opening day of the fifth grand prix weekend of 2010, Michael Schumacher's brother thinks the seven time world champion may have turned the corner.

On the opening day of the fifth grand prix weekend of 2010, Michael Schumacher's brother thinks the seven time world champion may have turned the corner.

6-time GP winner Ralf Schumacher, six years younger than the Mercedes driver, is in the Barcelona paddock this weekend as sporting boss of the GP3 team RSC Mucke.

Mercedes has heavily updated its 2010 car for the Spanish grand prix, including a longer wheelbase that is touted to suit 41-year-old Schumacher's famous affection for strong front-end handling.

In morning practice, he was ahead of Nico Rosberg by more than three tenths, having been outpaced by the younger German in nearly every previous track session.

Schumacher looked comfortable and competitive once again in the afternoon.

"Here in free practice we have seen that everything for Michael looks a whole lot better," Ralf told Sky television.

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