Jorge Lorenzo has achieved a childhood dream of driving a Formula 1 car after enjoying a test day with Mercedes AMG Petronas in the 2014 world championship-winning W05 Hybrid.

The triple MotoGP world champion jumped at the opportunity to team up with Mercedes in early October at Silverstone where he was given the chance to drive in the team's simulator before taking to the track in the 2014 car which Lewis Hamilton secured the F1 world title with.

Lorenzo joined up with Mercedes through their mutual sponsor Monster Energy and impressed the Brackley-based squad with his instant and improving speed.

The Spaniard's fastest lap around the Silverstone International Circuit - a smaller configuration to the full Grand Prix layout - was a 50.452s.

 

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