Pre-season testing starts tomorrow

The short test period starts tomorrow, so we’ve rounded up who and when you sit in the car.

According to tradition, the exercise was originally held in Barcelona as well as in early March, but the epidemiological situation intervened. Australia lost the season-opening franchise, so it migrated to the next Bahrain Grand Prix. In order not to have to carry certain items away (in addition to practicing the F2 and F3 fields there as well), F1 also decided to take a three-day test in the island nation.

So from March 12-14 the two seas Visit the field to try this year’s cars on track as well. However, the short test season is a headache for the teams, as if this period were evenly distributed among the active riders, each pilot can only get a day and a half.

Riders who changed formation as well as junior riders were in a slightly more difficult position, as they did not have much time to capture the rhythm of their new stable on the asphalt strip.

For the daily program, it will be possible to train every day from 8:00 until 12:00 Hungarian time (one-hour lunch break) and from 13:00 until 17:00.

Pre-season test schedule
March 12 March 13 March 14
Mercedes Valtteri Bottas / Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton / Valtteri Bottas Valtteri Bottas / Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull Max Verstappen Sergio Perez Sergio Perez / Max Verstappen
McLaren Daniel Ricciardo / Lando Norris Daniel Ricciardo / Lando Norris Lando Norris / Daniel Ricciardo
Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel / Lance Stroll Sebastian Vettel / Lance Stroll Lance Stroll / Sebastian Vettel
Alps Esteban Ocon Fernando Alonso Esteban Okon / Fernando Alonso
Ferrari Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz Carlos Sainz / Charles Leclerc Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz
AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly / Yuki Tsunoda Yuki Tsunoda / Pierre Gasly Pierre Gasly / Yuki Tsunoda
Alfa Romeo Kimi Raikkonen / Antonio Giovinazzi Antonio Giovinazzi Kimi Raikkonen
Haas Mick Schumacher / Nikita Mazpin Nikita Mazpin / Mick Schumacher Mick Schumacher / Nikita Mazpin
Williams Roy Nissani Nicholas Latife George Russell

The test is also streamed by F1, so anyone with an F1TV-Pro subscription can follow the events live there.

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