Mercedes certainly came into the race expecting the worst, especially after being banned for the young driver test
where the other 10 teams were allowed to test Pirelli's new tyres.
The Mercedes team were banned from the Young Driver Test
at Silverstone last week fuelling speculation they have an ageing team.
PIRELLI has urged Formula One teams to make the most of the three-day Young Driver Test
which begins at Silverstone today.
Team principal Eric Boullier said: "It's great timing to have this season's young driver test
in the middle of the year as it allows us to evaluate more of the new parts we have for the car.
London, July 12 ( ANI ): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has shown his concern over the dangers his team is likely to face after missing out on next week's young driver test
in Silverstone due to a ban.
LEWIS HAMILTON has voiced his concern at the dangers being faced by Mercedes in missing next week's young driver test
But because the five-man panel decided Mercedes acted "in good faith" the punishment was just a ban from next month's young driver test
The tribunal also banned Mercedes from competing in next month's young driver test
session at Silverstone for breaking the FIA's ban on in-season testing by using their current car and regular drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg across three days of running at the Circuit de Catalunya between May 15 and 17.
New players can try out the Young Driver Test
mode, which is like an extended tutorial for novices.
WILLIAMS' Valtteri Bottas has been confirmed for the two-day young driver test
at Silverstone starting today.
Spaniard De Villota looks set to be given her chance behind the wheel of the team's car later this year at the young driver test
in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Most of the "back-room" boys and brains of the Formula One teams will remain in Abu Dhabi after the race as the Yas Marina Circuit once again plays host to the three-day Young Driver Test
from tomorrow to Thursday.