Hamilton back in action with new boots at Imola

Mercedes has remained on site at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari after last weekend's Emilia Romagna GP as the Brackley squad takes its turn testing Pirelli's 2022 18-inch tyres.

Mercedes follows Ferrari and Alpine as the first teams to sample next year's tyres. Lewis Hamilton is driving today while Valtteri Bottas will take over the workload on Wednesday.

Just considering aesthetics, the 18-inch wheels definitely look the part. Bring on 2022!

Alpine, Red Bull and Alfa Romeo are the next teams in line to test for Pirelli, with two days of running scheduled after the Spanish GP at Barcelona on May 11-12.