With three days of testing for the 2024 F1 season completed, who was fastest, who was most reliable, and who likely has pace in reserve?
Charles Leclerc put Ferrari quickest on the third and final day of pre-season Formula 1 testing in Bahrain ahead of George Russell.
Formula 1 drivers want more pre-event checks on drain covers around circuits following two failures during this week’s test.
Carlos Sainz Jnr topped the timing screens as the final day of testing reached its original scheduled stopping point.
The final day of pre-season Formula 1 testing in Bahrain has been stopped for the second time in two days because of a loose drain cover.
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Carlos Sainz Jnr posted the quickest time in the second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, seven tenths of a second ahead of Sergio Perez.
Alexander Albon believes Red Bull’s second F1 team has improved its performance now it is using more parts supplied by the world champions.
Charles Leclerc was quickest in the first session of the second day of testing, but triggered an early end to proceedings when he hit a loose drain cover.
The second day of running in the Bahrain pre-season test has been halted for a track inspection after a drain cover appeared to come loose and damage cars.
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Logan Sargeant is encouraged by the potential of Williams’ “very different” new car despite technical problems limiting their mileage.
Max Verstappen ended the first day of testing with the fastest time by over a second from Lando Norris’s McLaren in Bahrain.
World champion Max Verstappen set the early pace ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as pre-season testing for the 2024 F1 season began in Bahrain.
Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says he will be taking greater precautions to protecting his health over the season in 2024.
Fernando Alonso “cannot understand” why Formula 1 insists on just three days of pre-season testing before the start of the new season.
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Charles Leclerc is “fully on board” with Frederic Vasseur’s vision for Ferrari as the team principal begins his second season in charge.
The Le Mans 24 Hours organisers have announced an expanded hypercar for this year’s race and confirmed Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi will participate.
Lando Norris worked on improving his consistency during qualifying laps in McLaren’s simulator during the off-season.