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Kimi Antonelli Takes the Wheel of ‘First Test’ Mercedes W13

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Andrea Kimi Antonelli, a rising star in the world of motorsport, has been making significant strides in his career. Recently, he garnered attention by testing the Mercedes W13 Formula 1 car at the iconic Imola circuit. The 17-year-old Italian driver, who has been part of the Mercedes junior team since 2019, has been turning heads with his impressive performances, sparking speculation about his future in the pinnacle of racing.

A video shared by ‘Sportcrash71‘ captured Antonelli taking a lap at Imola with the Mercedes car, showcasing his skills and potential in the world of Formula 1.

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With Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari, there is a vacant seat at Mercedes for the 2025 season. Antonelli’s remarkable performances have positioned him as a strong contender for this coveted seat, further fueling anticipation about his future in the sport.

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Kimi Antonelli’s Mercedes Connection

 

Kimi Antonelli

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Kimi Antonelli’s  F1 journey began at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. There, he completed 500 kilometers across two days in the Mercedes W12, the very car that nearly secured Lewis Hamilton’s eighth world title in 2021.

Imola Test: Not even two weeks later, Antonelli was back in the cockpit, this time at Imola, the iconic Italian track. He piloted the 2022 W13, capturing the imagination of fans and experts alike.

Off-Moment: During his Imola test, a video surfaced showing Kimi Antonelli locking up the front left tire heading into turn 17, briefly running into the gravel at low speed. It’s a reminder that even the most promising talents face challenges on the track.

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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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