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Mercedes hands Nikita Mazepin outing at post-race F1 test

Last year’s GP3 Series runner-up Nikita Mazepin will make his public debut for Mercedes during this week’s post-race Formula 1 test in Spain. Formula 1 has stayed on at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for two days of post-race testing, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the venue. Under Formula 1 regulations teams are obliged to run young drivers for 50 per cent of the four in-season test days that take place each season. Young drivers officially count as those who have competed in two or fewer grands prix, and in Bahrain Mercedes was able to draft in George Russell for one of those test days. It left the team needing a different youngster – with Russell...
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