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Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes confirm when Hamilton will drive at F1 pre-season testing

With the Formula 1 winter test almost upon us, the Mercedes team have announced when Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will drive the W12 in Bahrain.

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Mercedes confirmed Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will share driving duties in each of the three pre-season testing days which begins on Friday.

The team opted to use this strategy of running two drivers on the same day in previous years, unlike other teams who traditionally decide to run one driver for the whole day.

There are just 24 hours of testing this year, meaning Hamilton and Bottas will get 12 hours each at the wheel of the W12.

Mercedes pre-season testing schedule

Date (CET) Driver
Friday March 12 (8:00-1200) Bottas
Friday March 12 (13:00-17:00) Hamilton
Saturday March 13 (8:00-1200) Hamilton
Saturday March 12 (13:00-17:00) Bottas
Sunday March 14 (8:00-1200) Bottas
Sunday March 12 (13:00-17:00) Hamilton

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