Lewis Hamilton will get back on a single-seater of Formula 1 on Wednesday of next week at the Silverstone circuit in the first event of the German team since all activity in the World Cup was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mercedes explained in a note in their social networks that Hamilton will test the W09 the car with which he achieved the world title in 2018, since he cannot Test drive this season's cars, slammed to a halt just before starting in Australia last March.
Valtteri Bottas Hamilton's companion in Mercedes, will get into the same car a day earlier, on Tuesday. Both will practice the mandatory protocols for the return of the World Cup, which will take place in Austria on July 5.
At the moment, Formula 1 has published an initial schedule that includes eight races in ten weeks, all without spectators and subject to strict sanitary controls.
After the grand prizes of Austria and Styria (July 5 and 12), both at the Red Bull Ring, the World Cup will move to Hungaroring (July 19). Already in August, Silvestone will hold two other consecutive tests: the British GP (July 19) and the 70th anniversary GP (August 9).
Then it will be the turn of the Spanish GP in Montmeló (August 16), and two weeks later the Belgian GP will be held in Spa (August 30). Already in September the Italian GP will arrive in Monza (September 6).
It remains to be determined what will happen to the non-European races in the last third of the year. Mexico for the moment, has already announced that it maintains its date on the calendar for November 1.
Singapore, Russia, Japan, the United States, Brazil and Abu Dhabi have yet to be pronounced.