Lewis Hamilton’s pre-season plans hit the skids due to the icy weather at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

LEWIS HAMILTON’s pre-season plans have been frozen due to the icy weather in Barcelona.

The Brit pulled out from testing his new Mercedes challenger on Tuesday due to plummeting temperatures at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Lewis Hamilton has had his pre-season race plans hit by the cold front sweeping Europe

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Lewis Hamilton has had his pre-season race plans hit by the chilly entrance sweeping Europe

The world champion was scheduled to drive for 4 hours in the afternoon session however his group determined to hold his teammate Valtteri Bottas in the cockpit as an alternative.

And in additional dangerous news for the Brit, Wednesday’s forecast is for extra snow and rain, probably rendering one other session ineffective.

Mercedes stated in a press release on Twitter: “That is to maximise our mileage after the poor monitor circumstances restricted operating this morning.

“Mileage is king in F1 Testing, so we would like to make the most of the present circumstances.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hmailton was kept off the Barcelona track due to the cold weather

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hmailton was stored off the Barcelona monitor due to the chilly weather

“A driver swap would require switching out seat, pedals, even stickers once we could possibly be out on monitor.”

Hamilton drove solely 25 laps on Monday afternoon, which was additionally compromised by the dangerous weather.

It means he’ll solely have round two days of correct testing subsequent week in Barcelona forward of this season’s opening race in Melbourne on March twenty fifth.

Lewis Hamilton takes his canine Roscoe and Coco out for a pre-Christmas sledge

LEWIS HAMILTON’s pre-season plans have been frozen due to the icy weather in Barcelona.

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