Formula 1 returns to track action less than 48 hours after the Bahrain Grand Prix with the first in-season test of the 2019 world championship.

The 2019 season gathered momentum in Bahrain this weekend as Lewis Hamilton claimed a lucky victory after Charles Leclerc suffered a late-race engine issue during a hectic second round of the new F1 campaign.

A number of teams will be eager to get back on track looking to cure performance problems along with testing out early development parts for the season, while the test will also create history as Mick Schumacher makes his F1 test debut along with several other youngsters.

Fernando Alonso also returns to action as part of the McLaren Pirelli tyres test line-up for his first experience of a 2019 F1 car.

When is the Bahrain F1 test?

The first F1 in-season test takes April 2-3. Cars will hit the track between 9AM and 6PM local time on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Where is the Bahrain F1 test taking place?

The Bahrain F1 test is held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain – the same venue which hosted the Bahrain Grand Prix. The track is 5.412 km long and comprises of 15 turns.

How can I follow the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix?

With no live TV coverage, will be reporting on-site from the Sakhir paddock with live text commentary from all sessions, plus the usual news, interviews and features. Updates will also be posted to's F1 Twitter account (Crash_NET_F1).




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