Antonelli soon to test with Mercedes

Young Mercedes protégé, Andrea Kimi Antonelli will drive a single-seater from the star brand on April 16 and 17, on the Red Bull Ring track.

Published on 01/04/2024 à 17:28

Michael Duforest

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Antonelli soon to test with Mercedes


Current ninth in the championship Formula 2, Andrea Kimi Antonelli will discover a Mercedes F1 on the Austrian Grand Prix track. Regulations, Mercedes is authorized to field a car of 2022, the first season of the current technical regulations. A first trip in Formula 1 which occurs at only 17 years old. The reigning FRECA champion will benefit from two days of driving, before going to Barcelona the following week for F2 tests.

The Italian will join two world champions to have driven a Formula 1 car at just 17 years old. Nico Rosberg had tested for the first time a Williams F1 in 2002, and Max Verstappen took the wheel of the Toro Rosso as part of the Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, a few months before his premier class debut.

The German team is having a complicated start to the season with its W15, and must also find a replacement for Lewis Hamilton, leaving for the Team Ferrari in 2025. Although starting in the antechamber of Formula 1, Antonelli is one of the candidates for this seat. Toto wolff, the boss of Mercedes F1, however wants to be more cautious on this subject, after admitting to having “talked too much” by Antonelli.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

02/04/2024 at 11:43 a.m.

April Fools perhaps? Or real information?


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