Every driver’s fastest lap time at F1 testing 2024

Red Bull never posted a time which made it into the top three overall


Combined, Formula 1‘s drivers clocked a mammoth 19,954,044 kilometres throughout the three days of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, which is almost enough to go round the Moon twice!

Carlos Sainz was the fastest driver overall, setting his best time on Day 2 of testing in the afternoon session as he led a Ferrari 1-2 testing finish, in a promising sign for the Italians.

Surprisingly, no Red Bull appears in the top four although Verstappen‘s C3 time was on a used set and thus is still very competitive showing that at the absolute least, their new car isn’t a complete disaster.

Now they’ve gathered a lot of data to ensure they bring the best packages possible to the upcoming 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix and on the few occasions they got to loosen the wheels, how quickly did they manage to go?

Remember that the higher the number, the softer the tyre compound. C4 and C5 are red-walled softs, C3 is a medium and C2s and C1s are hard Pirelli tyres.

Fastest lap times for each F1 driver at testing

1Carlos SainzFerrariC41:29.921
2Charles LeclercFerrariC41:30.322
3George RussellMercedesC41:30.368
4Zhou GuanyuSauberC41:30.647
5Sergio PerezRed BullC31:30.679
6Max VerstappenRed BullC31:30.755
7Yuki TsunodaRBC41:30.775
8Alex AlbonWilliamsC41:30.984
9Oscar PiastriMcLarenC31:31.030
10Lewis HamiltonMercedesC31:31.066
11Fernando AlonsoAston MartinC31:31.159
12Lando NorrisMcLarenC31:31.256
13Daniel RicciardoRBC41:31.361
14Nico HulkenbergHaasC31:31.686
15Lance StrollAston MartinC31:32.029
16Esteban OconAlpineC31:32.061
17Pierre GaslyAlpineC31:32.149
18Valtteri BottasSauberC31:32.227
19Logan SargeantWilliamsC41:32.578
20Kevin MagnussenHaasC31:33.053
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