Fabio Quartararo engaged on Mercedes Method 1 automotive take a look at

The Yamaha rider shares Monster Power and Petronas sponsorship with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and joined the staff for the French Grand Prix weekend at Paul Ricard in July.

It was reported throughout that weekend that Quartararo can be finishing a take a look at with the staff later this 12 months, however he says it’s “not one thing deliberate but.”

He additionally spent the day with Hamilton earlier this week, with social media pictures displaying the pair windsurfing, however insists they “weren’t speaking about racing.”

Talking forward of this weekend’s MotoGP British Grand Prix, Quartararo stated: “About Mercedes, it’s one thing I’m working to, it’s not one thing deliberate but.

“However in fact it will be one thing that I’d like to strive.

“I’ve been to the simulator, I’ve been within the automotive however I’ve by no means had an opportunity to check it.

“I spent a very nice day with Lewis [Hamilton] however we weren’t speaking about racing, simply having enjoyable on the surf and the jet ski, it was a very good day.”

Lewis Hamilton and Fabio Quartararo swapped helmets in 2019.

Lewis Hamilton and Fabio Quartararo swapped helmets in 2019.

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photos

Quartararo drove the Brackley-based staff’s simulator forward of final 12 months’s British Grand Prix, an expertise he stated was “superb”, however is now hoping to strive the actual factor.

The French rider accomplished 50 laps, saying on the time that he would “like to drive” and F1 automotive and that “to offer it a strive can be good.”

Mercedes again in 2019 provided MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi the chance to drive its 2017 title-winning F1 automotive at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit as a part of a trip swap with Hamilton – who sampled Rossi’s M1 MotoGP bike.

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In 2016, as a farewell present from Monster Power forward of his Yamaha departure, Jorge Lorenzo was capable of take a look at the 2014 title-winning Mercedes F1 automotive at Silverstone.

In 2018, Marc Marquez drove a 2012 Purple Bull F1 automotive at Spielberg alongside then-Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Quartararo at present leads the MotoGP standings by 21 factors from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, with Pramac Ducati rider Johann Zarco in third.

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