Mercedes wants in on fourth day of Silverstone test

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The FIA has opened the door to the forthcoming Silverstone test possibly being extended from three to four days, and Mercedes, banned from the test as a result of  their role in ‘test-gate’, has accepted that it will not be allowed to run for the originally-scheduled three days.

However director Toto Wolff hinted the German team will push to attend, if the test is extended to a fourth day. “Now we’re being punished more, because the other teams can use their proper drivers, but we accept it for the purposes of safety.”

“But if there is a fourth test day, we will fight to have this day,” he revealed to Germany’s Bild newspaper. (GMM)

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