Hope he accepts it!! All those negative people out there need to take note of this and way to go Schumi - DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T EVER GIVE UP. Carol Ferrari, Schu, drive on - 18 May 2005 Undeterred by gentlemen's agreements or principles of the past, Ferrari continues its relentless testing programme. Just two days prior to Thursday practice at Monaco, world champion Michael Schumacher - alongside test driver Luca Badoer - ran at Fiorano before rain spoiled the fun. A day earlier, in a test described as a 'shakedown' by the Maranello based outfit, Badoer lapped 56 times on the private test circuit, in Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello's Monaco-bound cars. And, with the team's genuine struggle in 2005, it is no wonder Ferrari bosses have - according to 'TZ' magazine - reportedly offered to lengthen Schumacher's $50m per year contract to the end of 2007. Elsewhere, a Ferrari gearbox specialist - Diego Ioverno - revealed that much of the F2005's reliability problems can be blamed on the new predominantly-carbon gearbox casing. 'As soon as you use a new technology,' he explained, 'you have many lessons to learn.'