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Frederik Vesti set for Mercedes F1 debut in post-season Abu Dhabi test

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Mercedes junior driver Frederik Vesti will get his first Formula 1 opportunity at the post-season Abu Dhabi test, with the team confirming that the Dane will be at the wheel of the W13 on the rookie day of the session at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Vesti signed to the Mercedes young driver programme prior to the 2021 season, going on to finish fourth in the FIA Formula 3 Championship and graduate to Formula 2 with ART Grand Prix for 2022.

He took a maiden F2 victory in the Baku Sprint Race earlier in the season and has scored a further four podium finishes so far this year. The 20-year-old currently sits eighth in the F2 drivers’ standings on 117 points ahead of the final round in Abu Dhabi.

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Vesti called the opportunity to test F1 machinery with Mercedes a “dream come true” in a social media post thanking the team for the chance.

The post-season test is set for November 22-23 following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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