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F1 Testing 2024 Day 1 Leaderboard, Verstappen Leads

21/02/2024

The 2024 F1 winter testing in Bahrain saw Max Verstappen outpace competitors, highlighting a promising start. With various testing conditions, early results hint at potential season dynamics.

The first day of the 2024 F1 winter testing concluded in Bahrain after eight hours on the track. Max Verstappen topped the timesheets, yet it’s still early to draw conclusions from the standings due to the varied testing conditions.

The afternoon session was uneventful, though Williams faced challenges with Logan Sargeant spinning out and a gearbox issue. The American driver managed 21 laps before being confined to the garage, totaling 61 laps together with Alex Albon.

Otherwise, there were no incidents, as teams engaged in diligent programs to validate technical solutions. The majority of runs were on C3 tires, meaning mediums, and lap times improved in the afternoon as the track cooled.

Verstappen Dominates, Norris Trails in F1 Winter Testing Day

Verstappen improved to a 1’31″344, significantly faster than last year’s first day of winter testing. Lando Norris placed his McLaren second, over a second behind the Dutchman, marking a considerable gap.

Carlos Sainz logged the third-fastest time ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly, who picked up pace late in the day. Alpine had a quiet start with C1 tires but sought more performance with medium compounds towards the end.

Lance Stroll recorded the sixth-fastest time but lost a mirror, which Nico Hülkenberg ran over without damage. Charles Leclerc and his morning lap time secured seventh place ahead of Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri, the morning’s top three. Guanyu Zhou finished tenth, ahead of Sargeant.

In terms of laps completed, Max Verstappen led the way, followed by George Russell, as they were the only drivers to run the full day. However, Haas was the most active team on the track.

Stay tuned for a team-by-team analysis of this first day in the coming hours, and we’ll be live at 8 AM tomorrow for the second day of winter testing.

F1 Testing 2024 Day 1 Leaderboard

N.DriverTeamTimeLaps
01Max VerstappenRed Bull Honda RBPT RB201:31.344143
02Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes MCL381:32.48473
03Carlos SainzFerrari SF-241:32.58469
04Daniel RicciardoRB RBPT VCARB 011:32.59952
05Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault A5241:32.80561
06Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes AMR241:33.00754
07Charles LeclercFerrari SF-241:33.24764
08Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Mercedes AMR241:33.38577
09Oscar PiastriMcLaren Mercedes MCL381:33.65857
10Guanyu ZhouStake F1 Kick Sauber C441:33.87163
11Logan SargeantWilliams Mercedes FW461:33.88221
12George RussellMercedes W151:34.109122
13Yuki TsunodaRB RBPT VCARB 011:34.13664
14Valtteri BottasStake F1 Kick Sauber C441:34.43168
15Alex AlbonWilliams Mercedes FW461:34.58740
16Esteban OconAlpine Renault A5241:34.67760
17Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari VF-241:35.69266
18Nico HülkenbergHaas Ferrari VF-241:35.90682

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