Lewis Hamilton pulls out of tyre testing in Abu Dhabi today: This is why
Lewis Hamilton was scheduled to complete a full day of tyre testing in Abu Dhabi today - the scene of his championship defeat to Nico Rosberg on Sunday - but was replaced after only the morning session.
Pascal Wehrlein, the Mercedes junior driver who has raced for Manor this season, was drafted in to take over Hamilton's duties.
Hamilton also withdrew from a tyre test in October with a sore foot.
"Lewis felt unwell so Pascal stepped in for the later runs," a Mercedes spokesperson said.
Hamilton, 31, was back at the Yas Marina Circuit only two days after his controversial tactics... read more
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