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Alonso says 19 drivers know Max will be world champion
Fernando Alonso all but crowned Max Verstappen the 2024 Formula 1 World Champion a week before the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix next week, based on evidence of what the Red Bull RB20 showed during three days of preseason testing at Sakhir. Verstappen topped the timing screens by a 1.1-second margin on Friday, when he spent the full day in the benchmark
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F1 drivers air concerns over drain covers during Bahrain Testing
Triple Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen said more checks were needed after pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit was halted for the second day in a row on Friday by a dislodged drain cover requiring time-consuming repairs. Fellow drivers also aired concerns after two separate incidents revived memories of an incident that caused considerable and costly damage to Carlos Sainz's
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Hamilton: Red Bull clearly are out in the distance
World Champions Red Bull and Max Verstappen, dominant last year, will start the season next week still well ahead of the rest of the chasing pack on the evidence of three days of Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, rivals have chorussed in dismay. Red Bull won 21 of 22 races in 2023 and are clear favourites, with Verstappen chasing his fourth
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Bahrain F1 Testing Review: Driver & Team Quotes
Preseason testing for the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship is over, ten teams and their 20 drivers put their new cars through their paces at Bahrain Internationa Circuit for three days this past week. Three days of bullet-proof reliability and a perception that all the teams made substantial gains over the winter however but at first glance, reigning F1 World Champions
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Vasseur: We have to put the subject of Hamilton to bed, please
Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur has requested that media hold off on the incessant questions regarding Lewis Hamilton ditching Mercedes to join the great Italian team from 2025, he wants the great Italian team to focus on the Formula 1 season ahead. In the wake of Hamilton's sensational signing by Ferrari to partner Charles Leclerc starting next season, the line of
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R.I.P. Wilson Fittipaldi Brazil’s forgotten F1 icon
Ex-Formula 1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Junior., older brother of Brazil's double world champion Emerson, died on Friday at the age of 80 after choking on a piece of meat and suffering a cardiac arrest on Christmas Day. His death was announced by the Brazilian Automobile Confederation (CBA), which said in a statement that Fittipaldi Jr.
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Bahrain Testing Day 3: Ferrari pre-season testing champions
Charles Leclerc set the fastest time on the final day of the 2024 Formula 1 pre-season testing after an encouraging test for Ferrari around the Sakhir Circuit. George Russell was second fastest in the Mercedes, while Zhou Guanyu was third fastest, as Max Verstappen posted the fourth fastest time. The final day from testing in Bahrain was far from smooth as another
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Hamilton credits Vasseur for joining Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton finally commented on the news that he will ditch Mercedes this season to join Ferrari, the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion crediting Fred Vasseur for the move he might not've made had the Frenchman not been leading the sport's most famous team. On 1 February, the F1 landscape exploded as Ferrari confirmed the signing of the Briton who will
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Leclerc: Red Bull are still quite a bit ahead
Within ten laps of his final stint at Bahrain Formula 1 Preseason Testing, Max Verstappen in the Red Bull RB20 went faster than all the other drivers in action to that point on Friday, the final day at Sakhir before the Grand Prix at the venue next Sunday. Prior to that, Verstappen ended his first day in the RB20 on top
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Piastri: Alonso to Mercedes… And BTW I think we’re near the front
McLaren driver Oscar Piastri cheekily predicts that Fernando Alonso moving to Mercedes will be the next mega-news event for Formula 1 in 2024, while declaring he is happy with the new MCL38 during Bahrain Testing. The Australian, embarking on his second season in F1. His second season with McLaren and already showing maturity and calmness that belies his 22 years of
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Sainz: I am talking to everyone [for an F1 seat in 2025]
In a very early round of Formula 1 Silly Season, Carlos Sainz was the odd man out when Ferrari announced that Lewis Hamilton would join the team in 2025, to partner Charles Leclerc, the Spaniard admitted he was stunned by the news and says
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Bahrain F1 testing interrupted by loose drain cover, again
Formula 1's pre-season testing was halted for a second successive day on Friday by a loose drain cover at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit. The track action resumed after repairs at Turn 11 with the usual lunch break dropped and the session scheduled to run until 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). Testing came to a halt on Thursday when Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and
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Hamilton: We’ve clearly made an improvement with this year’s car
Lewis Hamilton is convinced the W15 is a step forward for his team, suggesting the Briton's final year with the Silver Arrows could return him to his winning ways. George Russell agrees. While that is an optimistic statement as Bahrain Testing is still ongoing aka early days, it's fair to say the Mercedes of 2024 is better than its troubled predecessors,
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Horner: Everybody would like a conclusion of investigation as soon as possible
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner indicated on Thursday he hopes the ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct by him will be resolved
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Albon: Williams FW46 a totally different car to understand
Alex Albon revealed that Williams has ironed out many of last year's problems with the new FW46 but may take time to hit their stride when the Formula 1 season starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix next week. The long-ago former F1 champions moved up from last to seventh last year and have overhauled their car as they seek to build
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Horner: Red Bull’s two F1 teams are totally separate
Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner hit back at McLaren's Zak Brown for questioning the energy drink company's ownership of two Formula 1 teams and their very close ties. Brown has been urging the governing FIA to reconsider the rules that have allowed what he has called an A and B-team collaboration. Champions Red Bull won 21 of 22 races last
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Bahrain F1 Testing Day 2: Team & Driver Reports
While most stuck to a harder Pirelli C3 tyre for day two of Bahrain Formula 1 Testing, Ferrari bolted on the C4s for their hot laps, the softest compound available on Thursday, to go on and 'own' the second day at Sakhir. Charles Leclerc topped the morning session and Carlos Sainz followed his Ferrari teammate's feat to end the day fastest
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Bahrain Testing Day 2: Sainz puts Ferrari on top
Carlos Sainz topped the timing sheets at the end of the second day of Formula 1's pre-season testing in Bahrain as Ferrari showed some pace. It was a decent day for the Scuderia as Charles Leclerc was the fastest driver in the morning session that ended prematurely with a Red Flag after the Monegasque hit a drain cover at Turn 11. Ferrari
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Bahrain Testing Day 2: Sainz puts Ferrari on top
Carlos Sainz topped the timing sheets at the end of the second day of Formula 1's pre-season testing in Bahrain as Ferrari showed some pace. It was a decent day for the Scuderia as Charles Leclerc was the fastest driver in the morning session that ended prematurely with a Red Flag after the Monegasque hit a drain cover at Turn 11. Ferrari
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Herbert: Intimidation is what makes Verstappen so special
Three-time Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert admits he wishes he knew what makes Max Verstappen
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Bahrain Testing Day 2: Leclerc top shortened morning session
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc topped the morning session of the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain as running was cut short due to a loose drain cover. With less than two hours remaining from morning session, a drain cover came loose at Turn 11, with Leclerc in the Ferrari running over it, prompting him to head back to the
2 days ago

Bahrain Testing Day 2: Leclerc tops shortened morning session
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc topped the morning session of the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain as running was cut short due to a loose drain cover. With less than two hours remaining from morning session, a drain cover came loose at Turn 11, with Leclerc in the Ferrari running over it, prompting him to head back to the
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Parc Ferme: 2024 F1 season nearly there…
Finally, the Formula 1 season kicks off with a three-day pre-season test at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit. Well almost. The circuit that will host the first Grand Prix of the season will only provide a marginal insight into who’s movin’ on up or movin’ on out in the F1’s team pecking order this week. Smoke and Mirrors Pre-season testing can be frustrating. For the
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Russell: W15 does feel nicer to drive than last year’s car
George Russell declared Mercedes' new Formula 1 car, the W15, nicer to drive than last year's tricky offering after racking up 122 laps of Bahrain's Sakhir circuit on the opening day of testing on Wednesday. The Briton, who hands over to seven-time F1 World Champion teammate Lewis Hamilton for Thursday's session, said it had been a positive debut for the W15
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Mercedes to see how Antonelli fares in F2 before F1 call
Italian teenage racing sensation Andrea Kimi Antonelli seems to be destined for Formula 1 but Mercedes want to see how he fares in Formula 2 this season before deciding his next step, team boss Toto Wolff told journalists in Bahrain on the fringes of F1 testing at the venue. Highly rated 17-year-old Antonelli is considered a contender for the Mercedes seat
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