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The Rising Star Linked to Mercedes for 2025

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Mercedes is keenly aware of the missed opportunity with Max Verstappen. A few years ago, Verstappen was on the team’s radar, but he ultimately signed with Red Bull Racing. Since then, Verstappen has become one of the most successful and exciting drivers in Formula 1. Toto Wolff is determined not to repeat history by letting another potential superstar slip through their fingers.

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According to recent reports from Corriere dello Sport, Italian racing prodigy Kimi Antonelli is poised to secure a coveted seat at Mercedes for the 2025 Formula 1 season. The whispers in the paddock suggest that Antonelli’s impressive private tests have left a lasting impression on the Mercedes management, leading to serious consideration for a contract.

Kimi Antonelli, at just 17 years old, has already turned heads in the motorsport world. His remarkable performances in private testing sessions caught the attention of Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team. Antonelli’s consistency, speed, and adaptability behind the wheel have made him a standout prospect.

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Kimi Antonelli’s Secret Test with Mercedes

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Andrea Kimi Antonelli, a 17-year-old prodigy, has been making waves in the motorsport community. His impressive performances in junior categories have caught the attention of team bosses and fans alike. Now, it seems that Mercedes is taking a keen interest in this young talent.

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Antonelli recently completed a two-day test with Mercedes at the Red Bull Ring. The team provided him with their 2021 challenger, the W12. Despite snow curtailing his first planned day of running, Antonelli made the most of the dry second day. Over the two days, he covered approximately 115 laps (equivalent to 500 kilometers) on the Austrian track.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has openly acknowledged Antonelli as a potential candidate to replace the outgoing Lewis Hamilton in 2025. However, Wolff’s decision hinges on other factors, including whether Max Verstappen decides to leave Red Bull. With several options available, Antonelli’s stellar junior career positions him as a strong contender.

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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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