F1 Testing 2024: Fastest laps on each tyre compound

Ferrari had the fastest overall time in 2024 F1 Testing

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Formula 1’s annual testing, as usual, saw the teams refuse to give much away about their upcoming 2024 cars but it was an interesting series of days that has left everyone completely in the dark about who has the fastest car.

The punter would, naturally, back Red Bull after the team won 21 out of 22 races in the 2023 season and began the test very strongly, with the defending world champion, Max Verstappen, leading the field by over a second on one lap pace whilst they performed to their usual standard in race trim.

But the following two days saw a strong resurgence from Ferrari, who posted more than competitive times with both drivers as they look to bring the fight to Verstappen and Sergio Perez this year.

Furthermore, Mercedes also appear to be quite strong. The Silver Arrows look as though they have lost the drag issues that have plagued them throughout the last two seasons and their W15 looks planted, dependable and flexible like their cars of yesteryear.

So can any of them challenge Adrian Newey’s latest mechanical curiosity when it hits the track for the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday (yes, Saturday), March 2? We will have to wait to find out.

Anyhow, here are the best times on each respective tyre from the three days of testing, followed by the best lap-time for each respective driver.

Fastest lap by tyre compound at F1 testing

TyresTimeDriverTeam
C11:37.015Daniel RicciardoRB
C21:38.074Yuki TsunodaRB
C31:30.679Sergio PerezRed Bull
C41:29.921Carlos SainzFerrari
C51:31.999Lewis HamiltonMercedes
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