Hamilton to open Bahrain test for Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton will be the first to drive the new W05 at the Bahrain International Circuit. The 2008 world champion will be at the wheel of the car on Wednesday and Friday.
He will then hand over driving duties to team-mate Nico Rosberg for Thursday and Saturday, the team confirmed on Twitter.
The Brackley-based outfit’s 2014 machine proved to be the most reliable of the opening winter test in Jerez. Overall, its two race drivers managed to complete 309 laps of running over the four-day event.
Mercedes Bahrain Schedule
Wednesday 19th February – Lewis Hamilton
Thursday 20th February – Nico Rosberg
Friday 21st February - Lewis Hamilton
Saturday 22nd February - Nico Rosberg
Image courtesy of Octane Photographic.
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