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F1 Winter Testing Sakhir

2024 F1 Winter Testing Begins in Bahrain’s Sakhir

20/02/2024

The 2024 F1 season kicks off with winter testing in Sakhir, Bahrain. Teams and drivers prepare for intense sessions ahead of the first race, promising thrilling developments and strategic insights.

Formula 1 has landed in Sakhir at the Bahrain Grand Prix circuit for the three days of winter testing preceding the opening race of the 2024 season, from Wednesday to Friday.

It’s worth noting that Haas F1 and McLaren completed their second day of shakedown at the circuit yesterday, while Williams is set to launch its FW46 on the track for the first time today in Sakhir. This comes just before the initial testing begins.

F1Lead.com will, as always, cover these winter tests in their entirety, featuring live Twitch and YouTube broadcasts throughout the three days, from 8 am to noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm, French time. The live stream will be prominently displayed at the top of the website to ensure viewers miss nothing.

Teams Gear Up for F1 Testing

The 10 teams will have two 4-hour sessions per day, separated by a mandatory lunch break. We will produce a summary after each of these sessions, in addition to covering the news of the 10 teams and 20 drivers involved as comprehensively as possible, including statements and interviews that occur throughout the day.

Naturally, F1Lead.com will upload a daily gallery, regularly enriched, featuring several hundred high-definition photos each day, to capture every detail of the new single-seaters.

Throughout the day, we will update the teams’ running schedule in the table below. At this time, only Haas F1 and Red Bull have communicated their schedule.

Below the table, you will also find the schedule for the official press conferences of the drivers and team principals, which we will also cover in full.

Team Running Schedule:

This schedule will be updated as announcements are made throughout the day.

*NC = Not Communicated

The teams’ planned driver schedules for the morning and afternoon sessions over the three days of testing.

TeamWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningAfternoonMorningAfternoonMorningAfternoon
Red BullVerstappenVerstappenPérezVerstappenPérezPérez
Mercedes F1RussellRussellHamiltonHamiltonHamiltonRussell
FerrariLeclercSainzNCNCNCNC
McLaren F1PiastriNorrisPiastriNorrisNorrisPiastri
Aston Martin F1AlonsoStrollAlonsoStrollStrollAlonso
Alpine F1OconGaslyGaslyOconOconGasly
Williams F1AlbonSargeantSargeantSargeantAlbonAlbon
RB F1TsunodaRicciardoTsunodaRicciardoRicciardoTsunoda
Stake F1BottasZhouZhouBottasBottasZhou
Haas F1MagnussenHülkenbergHülkenbergMagnussenMagnussenHülkenberg

The press conference schedule

DateGroup 1Group 2
Wednesday, February 21Guanyu Zhou, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos SainzAyao Komatsu, Mike Krack, Frédéric Vasseur, James Vowles, Toto Wolff
Thursday, February 22Alexander Albon, Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen, Lando Norris, George RussellAlessandro Alunni Bravi, Zak Brown, Bruno Famin, Christian Horner, Laurent Mekies
Friday, February 23Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc, Oscar Piastri, Lance Stroll, Yuki TsunodaValtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, Esteban Ocon, Logan Sargeant, Max Verstappen

F1 Winter Testing Sakhir Team Running Schedule 2024. F1 Winter Testing Sakhir Team Running Schedule 2024.

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