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personalia

British
7 January 1985 (35)
Jean Lucienbonnet (7 January 1923)
Pablo Birger (7 January 1924)
Brausch Niemann (7 January 1939)
Mike Wilds (7 January 1946)

statistics

84 (33.6%)
151 (60.4%)
88 (35.2%)
6 (46.2%)
1st
13
250
250
3431 (13.7 points per race avg)
14218
4487 ) (31.6%)
47 (18.8%)
24 (9.6%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

about Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning his fourth title in 2017, making him one of the most successful Formula One drivers of all time. Statistically the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has more race victories than any other British driver in Formula One (62), and holds records for the all-time most career points (2,580), the most wins at different circuits (24), the all-time most pole positions (72) and the most grand slams in a season (3).

Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six. He was signed to McLaren's young driver support programme in 1998, after he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony three years earlier and said "one day I want to be racing your cars". After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One.

In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records as he finished runner-up in the 2007 Formula One Championship to Kimi Räikkönen, by just one point. He set records for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut (9), the joint most wins in a debut season (4) and the most points in a debut season (109). The following season, he won his first World Championship in dramatic fashion; on the last corner of the last lap in the last race of the season, becoming the then-youngest Formula One World Champion in history. After four more years with McLaren without finishing higher than fourth in the drivers' standings, Hamilton signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas for the 2013 season, reuniting with his childhood karting teammate, Nico Rosberg. In his first season, he finished 4th once again, the third time in five years.

Two successful seasons followed as Hamilton won his second and third titles. Hamilton won 11 races in 2014, in a closely fought championship battle with Nico Rosberg, decided in the final race of the season, where Hamilton secured his second World Championship title by winning the race. The next season saw Hamilton seal his third World Championship title with 3 races remaining, in a season where he finished on the podium a record 17 times and matched his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships. After finishing runner-up to Nico Rosberg in 2016, Hamilton won his fourth title in 2017, joining Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel as drivers with four or more World Championship titles.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2007 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
2 2007 United States Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
3 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
4 2007 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
5 2008 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
6 2008 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
7 2008 British Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
8 2008 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
9 2008 Chinese Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
10 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
11 2009 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
12 2010 Turkish Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
13 2010 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
14 2010 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
15 2011 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
16 2011 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
17 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 McLaren
18 2012 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
19 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
20 2012 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
21 2012 United States Grand Prix round 19 McLaren
22 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
23 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
24 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
25 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
26 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
27 2014 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
28 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
29 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
30 2014 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
31 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
32 2014 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
33 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
34 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
35 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
36 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
37 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
38 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
39 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
40 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
41 2015 Japanese Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
42 2015 Russian Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
43 2015 United States Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
44 2016 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
45 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
46 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
47 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
48 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
49 2016 German Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
51 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
52 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
53 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
54 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
55 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
56 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
57 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
58 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
59 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
60 2017 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
61 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
62 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
63 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
64 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
65 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
66 2018 German Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
67 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
68 2018 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
69 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
70 2018 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
71 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
72 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
73 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
74 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
75 2019 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
76 2019 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
77 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
78 2019 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
79 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
80 2019 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
81 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
82 2019 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
83 2019 Mexican Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
84 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2007 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
2 2007 United States Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
3 2007 British Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
4 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
5 2007 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
6 2007 Chinese Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
7 2008 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
8 2008 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
9 2008 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
10 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
11 2008 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
12 2008 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
13 2008 Chinese Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
14 2009 European Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
15 2009 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
16 2009 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
17 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
18 2010 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
19 2011 Korean Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
20 2012 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
21 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
22 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
23 2012 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
24 2012 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
25 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 McLaren
26 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 McLaren
27 2013 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
28 2013 British Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
29 2013 German Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
30 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
31 2013 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
32 2014 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
33 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
34 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
35 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
36 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
37 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
38 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
39 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
40 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
41 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
42 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
43 2015 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
44 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
45 2015 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
46 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
47 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
48 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
49 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
51 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
52 2016 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
53 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
54 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
55 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
56 2016 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
57 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
58 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
59 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
60 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
61 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
62 2017 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
63 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
64 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
65 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
66 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
67 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
68 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
69 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
70 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
71 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
72 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
73 2018 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
74 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
75 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
76 2018 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
77 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
78 2018 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
79 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
80 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
81 2018 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
82 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
83 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
84 2019 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
85 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
86 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
87 2019 German Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
88 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes

teams & teammates

season teammate
2007 Fernando Alonso
McLaren compare 2007
2008 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren compare 2008
2009 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren compare 2009
2010 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2010
2011 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2011
2012 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2012
2013 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2013
2014 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2014
2015 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2015
2016 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2016
2017 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2017
2018 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2019

news

The explosive nature of their rivalry caused great tensions within Mercedes as they fought for wins and titles in what was effectively an intra-team contest on the majority of weekends for three seasons.<br>It occasionally spilled over on-track, notably with three on-track collisions - Belgium 2014, Spain 2016 and Austria 2016 - but there were constant battles bubbling under the surface, making it ...

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The 2015 Monaco GP was to prove a very frustrating afternoon for reigning world champion Hamilton, who found himself giving away a win for no good reason by making a pitstop that he didn’t need to make.<br>The pain was alleviated for his team to some degree because victory went to Nico Rosberg rather than a third party, but nevertheless there was much soul-searching to done in the Brackley camp ...

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Three-time F1 world champion Lauda played an instrumental role as Mercedes’ F1 chairman to sign Hamilton from McLaren, holding regular talks with the British driver through 2012.<br>Hamilton has since won five F1 titles for Mercedes, as well as helping the team’s charge to six consecutive constructors’ championships and a number of unprecedented F1 feats.<br>Marking the first anniversary ...

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Hamilton says he's in regular contact with his colleagues and is trying to find ways to ensure that the team is up to speed when racing resumes.<br>"I do hope I'm going to come back better," he said in a Mercedes video interview. "We're probably going to get in the car and have Friday practice and we're all going to be as rusty as hell!<br>"So it will be really interesting to see how we hit the ...

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Lewis Hamilton had unique tyre issues at the 2008 Turkish GP, but a superb drive to second salvaged precious points – and contributed to his world championship success that year.<br>In past decades we were used to the top teams trying different strategies in order to find an advantage, but in the era of control tyres from one supplier we've generally become accustomed to seeing the frontrunners ...

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Hamilton says while he harboured thoughts of taking a year out he felt he would suffer when he returned.<br>"I'm generally a very quiet person," he said in a Mercedes video interview. "And I do enjoy 'me' time, and I think it's really important for us all to have that. I'm a workaholic, and once you get into the rhythm you're just moving, from one thing to the next, squeezing in training, and ...

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The reigning world champion also been competing with some of his regular rivals in a popular shooting game, rather than with a steering wheel.<br>Max Verstappen and Lando Norris have been among the most prolific competitors in official Esports races since coronavirus put a stop to real events, while many other current and past F1 drivers have also been taking part. Hamilton has thus far stayed ...

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On Thursday in Melbourne, Hamilton questioned why the F1 circus had travelled to Australia as the coronavirus crisis began to take hold, but nevertheless he hadn’t expected the event to be called off on the eve of practice.<br>In subsequent weeks other races have been cancelled or postponed, and the 2020 season is now expected to begin with no spectators in Austria in July.<br>“I think it ...

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Following the conclusion of the 2019 MotoGP and Formula 1 seasons, Monster Energy – a major sponsor of both Hamilton and Yamaha – organised a ride swap between Hamilton and Valentino Rossi in December in Valencia.<br>Hamilton got to ride a MotoGP bike for the first time, while Rossi drove the 2017 Mercedes which carried Hamilton to that year’s F1 title.<br>In an interview with ...

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Hamilton has won five of his six F1 world championships with Mercedes against fierce competition including former teammate Nico Rosberg and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.<br>Hamilton has rarely been accused of dangerous driving or acting in an unsporting fashion on-track, always engaging in hard but fair racing.<br>Before joining Mercedes in 2017, Allison previously worked with world ...

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The flamboyant Italian, who was boss at Renault at the time as well as Alonso's manager, says he was sceptical from the off about the situation his driver would find himself in.<br>Speaking to F1's Beyond the Grid podcast, Briatore said: "He went to McLaren and this I was not happy [with] because this was not Schumi to go to Ferrari. This was Fernando to go to McLaren, and for Fernando, McLaren ...

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Hamilton was responding to news coverage showing scenes of crowds gathering worldwide, despite advice from their governments.<br>"I'm so sad to hear of the amount of deaths happening around the world," Hamilton wrote on social media. "I know most of us are limited with the knowledge of why and how this has happened.<br>"There is nothing we can do about it either way except to try to isolate ...

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Hamilton was one of many celebrities who attended the WE Day UK event at London’s SSE Arena in Wembley on March 4, before he travelled to the Australian GP.<br>Subsequently the British actor Idris Elba and Canadian TV presenter Sophie Gregoire Trudeau both tested positive, with Elba revealing that the pair had hugged at the event.<br>Given the publicity associated with his attendance, Hamilton ...

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The British driver was handed his first run in an official test by McLaren in September 2006, just days after his title-winning GP2 Series campaign had finished.<br>At the time, McLaren driver de la Rosa had hoped to continue in a race seat for 2007 – and was running at the test alongside Hamilton.<br>Reflecting now on the events, de la Rosa said that his views on Hamilton changed totally on the ...

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When asked to offer what he thought was the reason why the race was set to go ahead as scheduled during the pre-event press conference on Thursday, Mercedes driver Hamilton replied, "cash is king", before adding "honestly, I don't know".<br>"I can't really add much more to it – I don't feel like I should shy away from the fact of my opinion," he continued, referring to his feeling that it was ...

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While governments around the world are imposing lockdowns in their countries, and other major sporting events have been cancelled, Hamilton says he is baffled about why the season opener has gone ahead.<br>“I am very, very surprised that we are here,” said Hamilton, when asked by Motorsport.com if he was comfortable with being at the grand prix.<br>“I think it's great that we have races, but ...

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Ocon worked alongside six-time F1 champion Hamilton during his year as a Mercedes reserve driver in 2019.<br>Speaking at the launch of his new employer Renault's 2020 campaign, Ocon said he found the experience of working with Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas "very useful" - and revealed Hamilton had aided him in coping with career uncertainty.<br>"I came out of my environment, with my ...

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The world champion’s Brackley-based squad caused a stir in pre-season testing when its new W11 car was spotted running a Dual Axis Steering system.<br>The device cleverly adjusts the toe angle of the front wheels through the drivers pushing and pulling the steering wheel, and has been declared legal by the FIA.<br>The clever idea is one part of an ambitious overhaul of Mercedes for its car this ...

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While the new Mercedes W11 has emerged from winter testing as the car that many believe to be the fastest, it has not been an entirely smooth two weeks for the German car manufacturer.<br>It had to use two engines in the first test, after a power unit on Valtteri Bottas’s car failed following two days of running in week one.<br>That unit was then checked and given the all clear and put back in ...

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Pirelli has come under fire from drivers at times over recent seasons for their F1 tyre's high degradation and sensitive characteristics.<br>A new construction intended to help open up the tyre operating window for 2020 was tested and evaluated last year, but was unanimously rejected by teams.<br>The 2019 tyres are therefore being used again, but the step forward in performance of the current ...

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Mercedes has had to swap engines three times during pre-season testing, following a failure for Valtteri Bottas in the first test and an oil pressure anomaly for Hamilton this week.<br>The issues, on the back of problems for Williams, have left Mercedes with the task of getting on top of the reliability issues before the season opener in Melbourne next week.<br>Reflecting on how the team's ...

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Vettel's 1m16.841s on C5s from the morning went unbeaten during the four-hour second session, although AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly put in a lap on the same rubber just 0.225s adrift of the top spot with under 15 minutes of the day remaining.<br>Lance Stroll's C3-shod 1m17.118s from morning ended up as the third quickest time of the day overall for Racing Point.<br>Hamilton had taken over at the ...

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The world champion's W11 ground to a halt at the exit of Turn 5 in the afternoon session, bringing out a lengthy red-flag period while his car was retrieved.<br>Mercedes later confirmed that the problem had been caused by an oil pressure anomaly, which made the engine shut down as a precautionary measure.<br>With investigations continuing, the team said that Hamilton would not return to the ...

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After seeing Bottas set the pace in the new Mercedes W11 car through the morning session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, reigning world champion Hamilton took over for the afternoon, completing 94 laps.<br>Hamilton managed to beat Bottas's time within the first 90 minutes of the four-hour session, and improved further to end the day with a best lap of 1m16.976s, set on the C2 compound ...

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Including onboard footage, see Bottas on track before handing over to Hamilton – wearing his new purple helmet colours for the season ahead.<br>Team boss Toto Wolff is watching over things from the pitlane as his new challenger is put through its paces ahead of testing next week in Barcelona.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Mercedes Formula E project now helping F1, after ‘initial ...

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