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What can F1 fans learn from 2024 pre-season testing?

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Writer:

Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder

Date:

23 February 2024

Well that was enlightening, was it not? At the end of the third and final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain before the first Grand Prix of 2024 at the same venue next weekend, the entire F1 applecart appears to have been upset. For Max Verstappen was neither the first, second, nor third fastest but down in fourth place, over 0.4sec behind Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari.

Behind them you found George Russell’s Mercedes and, sensationally, Zhou Guanyu’s Sauber, while poor old Lewis Hamilton was languishing down in 12th place, some 1.6sec off the pace. Which does not bode well for his final year with Mercedes.

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