The German team secretly drove their car in France.
Mercedes decided to take Paul Ricard to the track for the last film day of the year, and only George Russell was reportedly behind the wheel, while Lewis Hamilton was not present. This was the second day of this event for the team from Brackley, and they had already done one before the start of the test in Barcelona.
Like Ferrari, Mercedes has planned to bring new parts to Spain, which Motorsport.it believes have been tested in the south of France and could solve the problems currently facing the W13. By the way, the German team could only cover 50 km on this occasion, as well as the use of tires for promo purposes that are not used during racing weekends.