Unwell Hamilton sits out testing

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Published: Thursday 19th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has withdrawn from the first day of testing in Barcelona due to illness.

The 30-year-old Mercedes driver completed 11 laps of the Circuit De Catalunya on the opening morning of the four-day test before deciding to abandon driving for the day, with Mercedes reporting on Twitter that he was feeling “unwell”.

The team also confirmed that r eserve driver Pascal Wehrlein – who was midway through the first of two days of running for Force India – had been recalled to assume driving duties from Hamilton for the rest of Thursday.

Published: Thursday 19th February 2015 by The News Editor

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