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17 y/o Kimi Antonelli Set to Test Mercedes F1 Car for the First Time at Red Bull Ring

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Mercedes protege Andrea Kimi Antonelli is poised to make history. The 17-year-old Italian racing sensation, currently competing for Prema Racing, will step into the cockpit of a Formula 1 car for the very first time. The prestigious test session is scheduled to take place at the iconic Red Bull Ring later this month.

Kimi Antonelli will make F1 test

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Recently “Feeder Series” shared a post on X announcing the Prema Racing driver’s appearance in Red Bull Racing for the test. The post also mentioned that currently racing with Prema he is positioned on 9th.

Antonelli will drive the 2021 Mercedes W12 which helped Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas during the previous great season for Mercedes. However, the 2-day test will allow the 17-year-old to make better adaptations to the car including its power and handling characteristics. In fact, if he becomes successful he will have a better chance to fill Lewis Hamilton’s seat for the team as well in 2025.

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Will Antonelli take Lewis Hamilton’s seat in 2025?

As a key member of the Prema Racing team, he has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the track. Now, with the opportunity to test an F1 car, Antonelli stands at the threshold of a new chapter in his racing career.

Mercedes closely monitors Antonelli’s progress. His performance this year will significantly influence the team’s decision. With the vacant seat left by Lewis Hamilton, the stakes are high. Could Antonelli be the one to fill those illustrious shoes in the 2025 season and beyond? The answer lies in his upcoming outings.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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