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Hamilton latest to try 18-inch tires

Pirelli tyres are pictured in the Paddock during day three of Formula 2 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 10, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Michael Regan – Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was the latest driver in the F1 grid to test the upcoming Pirelli 18-inch tires that will be introduced when the new regulations come into place in 2022.

Mercedes is continuing its testing at the Imola circuit after a chaotic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, becoming the third team to test the new tires for next year.

Hamilton is in charge of driving this Tuesday; the Briton continues to make more laps around the Imola circuit before his teammate Valtteri Bottas takes over for a test run on Wednesday.

Every team, except Williams, is expected to test the new tires before the 2022 regulations come effective.

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