Analysis, reaction and talking points, plus the story of the pre-season testing, at the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir. Plus the biggest news stories from the last seven days looking at what they mean for F1, both on and off track
BAHRAIN TEST DAY THREE – Charles Leclerc fastest on final day of testing half a tenth ahead of George Russell
Charles Leclerc was fastest on the final day of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit with a 30.322 on C4 tyre, which put the Ferrari nearly half a tenth faster than the Mercedes of George Russell. Leclerc drove the afternoon session after another morning which was red flagged once again because of lose drain cover.
Carlos Sainz was fastest on day two of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, the Spaniard set a 25.921 on the soft tyre during his afternoon stint when he managed eighty-four laps. Sainz was three-quarters of a second faster than the Red Bull of Sergio Perez, the Mexican getting his first taste of the
Max Verstappen was fastest on day one of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, the three-time champion managed a hundred and fourth-two laps on his way to a 31.344, using the C3 tyre the hardest of the medium tyres. Verstappen was a second faster than Lando Norris. The Red Bull driver is expected to
The 2024 season begins with a triple header of testing and the opening two races of the year at the Bahrain International Circuit. The circuit over the past few years has become the home of winter testing, given the normally stable weather conditions and layout of the circuit which gives the teams the opportunity to
Christian Horner summoned to a hearing on Friday over “extremely serious” allegations of inappropriate behaviour
Red Bull has announced that a hearing over “extremely serious” allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against its CEO and team principal Christian Horner will take place on Friday. Last week rumours circulating on X, formerly Twitter, of a senior figure at a team being accused of serious allegations. The rumours died down following Lewis Hamilton’s
Lewis Hamilton shocked the world by announcing he would leave Mercedes after ten years as a works driver and nearly three decades having some links with Mercedes. The move to Ferrari for 2025 caught us all by surprise, he only last summer signed a new multi-year contract with Mercedes last summer but while the rumours
Red Bull has launched an investigation after a complaint was made against its CEO and team principal Christian Horner, saying it took the allegations “extremely seriously” and has started an investigation. Horner oversaw Red Bull’s record-breaking 2023 season in which the team won twenty-one of twenty-two races as Max Verstappen secured his third world title.
Analysis and a round-up of the weeks news stories, looking at what they mean for F1, both on and off track
Lewis Hamilton is to leave Mercedes at the end of the season and join Ferrari for 2025. Throughout Thursday several outlets have reported that the seven-time world champion will leave Mercedes after twelve years and partner Charles Leclerc. Mercedes F1 staff were told in a meeting with team principal Toto Wolff and technical director James