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WATCH: How are rookies prepared for FP1 sessions?

You would think that rookies just turn up and drive a Formula 1 car during FP1 sessions, but there is a lot more to it than that.

Vesti Abu Dhabi
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Every season Formula 1 teams must now give up two FP1 sessions to a rookie driver who has competed in less than two races.

A lot of the teams chose to use up their allocations at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the traditional post-season Young Driver test this year.

But what goes into preparing a rookie for their FP1 outing? Mercedes take us behind the scenes for Frederik Vesti's outing at Mexico earlier this year.

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