Lewis Hamilton or George Russell? Mercedes announce driver line-up for first day of testing in Bahrain » FirstSportz

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After successful testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Mercedes try to bring their winning form back to Bahrain. The eight-time constructors’ champions completed 394 laps, the second-highest number of laps completed by a team during the first session of testing, behind only Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton just missed out on the championship title at the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The 7-time world champion is aiming for his 8th title alongside the rookie and former Williams driver George Russel. Replaced George Valterri Bottas when the Finn switched to Alfa Romeo.

The Silver Arrows recently announced the driver line-up for the first day of pre-season testing in Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton will drive in the morning session while George Russell will drive in the afternoon session of the first day of testing.

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What to expect from Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ahead of pre-season testing in Bahrain

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Mercedes is expected to bring upgrades to their W13. The team faced the porpoise phenomenon that all teams struggled with due to the new aerodynamic regulations that were introduced ahead of the 2022 season. A solution for porpoises as well as new improvements are expected.

Russell set his best time on Day 3 with a 1:19:233 This was the fastest time before Hamilton raised the bar by beating his time. Hamilton beat Russell to set the fastest time of the Barcelona pre-season test 1:19:138. Both Hamilton and Russell will be focused on making the most of practice as the circuit will also host the season opener on March 18.

George Russell replaced Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Hamilton was unable to drive as he tested positive for Covid-19. Russell drove a wonderful race and could have finished on the top step of the podium had it not been for a faulty pit stop.

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