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Exciting Possibility: Kimi Antonelli Eyed for F1 Debut at Imola, Replacing Logan Sargeant

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Andrea Kimi Antonelli is a Mercedes junior driver who has already completed his first F1 test with the German manufacturer. Despite his young age, he has accumulated the necessary 40 super license points required to race in Formula 1.

The FIA has received a request to grant Antonelli a super license before he turns 18. According to the FIA’s International Sporting Code, a driver must be at least 18 years old at the start of their first F1 competition. However, there are rumors that the FIA may grant “special dispensation” for Antonelli to make his debut early.

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As per the post of ‘fastest pitstop’ on X, they wrote the words of journalist Will Buxton, “[Kimi Antonelli] could be making his F1 debut in Imola in a couple of weeks’ time in place of Logan Sargeant.” “Sources appear to be quite reliable on this.” “They will need special dispensation from the FIA to run him as he is underage at 17 years of age.” “But the team have, to my understanding, already applied for that dispensation from the FIA.”

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Andrea Kimi Antonelli Impresses in Mercedes Test at Imola

Kimi Antonelli

Andrea Kimi Antonelli, the rising star in motorsport, recently made waves during his Formula 1 test with the Mercedes team at the historic Imola circuit. The 17-year-old Italian driver showcased his talent behind the wheel of the 2022 Mercedes W13, leaving fans and experts intrigued about his future in the sport.

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Antonelli completed a test session in the Mercedes W13, the car that nearly secured Lewis Hamilton’s eighth world title in 2021. The Imola circuit provided a challenging environment for the young driver, allowing him to demonstrate his adaptability and skill.

Wolff said, “I don’t know where this belief comes from that Mercedes was keen on pushing that forward. Kimi needs to concentrate on his F2 campaign and he knows that. Everything else is just rumours, which continue to spin around and that are factually incorrect. He’s an F2 driver for Prema, that is what he’s doing, and this is what we’re all concentrating on.”

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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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