Mercedes will run both Hamilton, Bottas every day this week

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As was the plan last week, with the exception of Thursday for the designated wet day of running, Mercedes AMG Petronas will run both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on all four days of this week’s second test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Hamilton will start the first session on Tuesday before Bottas takes over in the afternoon. The order swaps on Wednesday with Bottas first, then Hamilton.

The Tuesday order will be mirrored on Thursday and the Wednesday order on Friday, with Hamilton finishing out the week’s running.

Mercedes’ pair led the field in laps and miles completed last week as they look to conclude another promising preseason test. Bottas ran all four days last week, the only driver in the field to do so, and would be on course to be the only driver with all eight days of running prior to the Australian Grand Prix provided he runs all four this week without hiccups.