GALLERY: Bottas, Russell and Zhou hit the track in their new colours in Abu Dhabi test
With the 2021 season done and dusted, thoughts have already turned to 2022, with a post-season test in Abu Dhabi allowing drivers to sample Pirelli’s new 18-inch tyres – while the simultaneously-run Young Driver Test permitting some of single-seater racing’s brightest young talent to hit the track in current-spec F1 machinery.
The two-day test, which concludes on Wednesday, also provides a first opportunity to see some drivers in their 2022 environments, with Valtteri Bottas making his Alfa Romeo debut after five years at Mercedes – albeit in a two-year-old ‘mule’ car – while George Russell is running for Mercedes, whom he joins after three seasons at Williams.
Bottas’ new team mate Guanyu Zhou has also been getting comfortable in the Alfa Romeo garage as he prepares to become China’s first F1 driver to start a Grand Prix next season.
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