2024 F1 Bahrain pre-season testing results: Day 1 lap times

Final lap times from Day 1 of pre-season testing for the 2024 F1 season in Bahrain.

Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB20. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail:
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Max Verstappen finished fastest on the first day of F1 preseason testing in Bahrain.

The Red Bull driver picked up where he left off in 2023, laying down an early marker for the year ahead.

His best time of the day was 1.31.344.

McLaren's Lando Norris was second-fastest, Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was third.

F1 testing was the first opportunity for all 10 teams to get the opportunity to run their cars in anger as they prepare for the new campaign which kicks off at the end of this month.

With just three days of running available to the teams ahead of the first race, it's an incredibly busy time as they look to evaluate their new cars and see if they have a challenger capable of taking it to Verstappen and Red Bull.

2024 F1 Bahrain Pre-Season Testing - Day 1 Results 
1Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m31.344s142
2Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m32.484s72
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m32.584s69
4Daniel RicciardoAUSVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m32.599s51
5Pierre GaslyFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m32.805s60
6Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m33.074s53
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m33.247s64
8Fernando AlonsoESPAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m33.385s77
9Oscar PiastriAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m33.658s57
10Zhou GuanyuCHNStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m33.871s62
11Logan SargeantUSAWilliams Racing1m33.882s21
12George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m34.109s121
13Yuki TsunodaJPNVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m34.136s64
14Valtteri BottasFINStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m34.431s68
15Alex AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m34.587s40
16Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m34.677s60
17Kevin MagnussenDENMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m35.692s66
18Nico HulkenbergGERMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m35.906s81

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