F1 Testing 2024: Results from Day 1 Afternoon Session

Find out the Formula 1 results from the afternoon session of 2024 testing in Bahrain

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George Russell in the Mercedes during F1 testing | @MercedesAMGF1/X.com

Max Verstappen dominated the first day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, setting the fastest times in both the morning and afternoon sessions for Red Bull. He recorded a remarkable time of 1:31.344 in the cooler conditions of the late day, improving on his morning time of 1:32.548 as the desert sun began to set.

Verstappen also demonstrated notable endurance, completing more than two race distances, as he was one of only two drivers, alongside MercedesGeorge Russell, to drive throughout the entire day. Russell ended up in 12th position

F1 Testing 2024 – Day 1 Afternoon Session Results

Pos.DriverTeamTimeLaps
1.Max VerstappenRed Bull1:31.662143
2.Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.14073
3.Carlos SainzFerrari+1.24069
4.Daniel RicciardoRB+1.25552
5.Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.46161
6.Lance StrollAston Martin+1.66354
7.Charles LeclercFerrari+1.90364
8.Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+2.04177
9.Oscar PiastriMcLaren+2.31457
10.Zhou GuanyuSauber+2.52763
11.Logan SargeantWilliams+2.53821
12.George RussellMercedes+2.765122
13.Yuki TsunodaRB+2.79264
14.Valtteri BottasSauber+3.08768
15.Alex AlbonWilliams+3.24340
16.Esteban OconAlpine+3.33360
17.Kevin MagnussenHaas+4.34866
18.Nico HulkenbergHaas+4.56282

McLaren and Ferrari showed strong performances, with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz stepping in for the afternoon session to replace their teammates Oscar Piastri and Charles Leclerc, respectively, and placing next on the timesheets.

The day transitioned into night as the floodlights illuminated the circuit, marking the session’s end. Daniel Ricciardo for RB secured fourth place amidst late drama, skillfully avoiding a wing mirror detached from Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin. Unfortunately, Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg wasn’t as lucky, running over the debris.

Pierre Gasly of Alpine finished fifth after a close call with a slow-moving Sainz, followed by Leclerc. Fernando Alonso, who had shown promise in the morning, ended up eighth, ahead of Piastri, Kick Sauber driver Zhou Guanyu, and WilliamsLogan Sargeant, who is entering his second season.

Sargeant’s day was marred by challenges, including a spin at Turn 9 and a suspected driveshaft issue, leading to two pit returns.

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