F1 Testing 2024: Results from Day 2 Afternoon Session

Find out the Formula 1 results from the Day 2 afternoon session of 2024 testing in Bahrain

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Lewis Hamilton during Day 2 of F1 testing 2024 | Mercedes / Jiri Krenek

On the second day of F1 pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, Carlos Sainz took charge, setting the pace for Ferrari. Sainz clocked an impressive 1:29.921s on the C4 Pirelli tires, marking a shift for some teams from data gathering to pushing their new packages.

The afternoon proved productive for Ferrari, with Sainz completing 84 laps, complementing Charles Leclerc‘s earlier 54. The session concluded prematurely due to a track inspection triggered by debris from a drain cover incident involving Leclerc at Turn 11.

F1 Testing 2024 – Day 2 Afternoon Session Results

Pos.DriverTeamTimeLaps
1Carlos SainzFerrari1:29.92184
2Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.788129
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes+1.145123
4Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.33552
5Daniel RicciardoRB+1.44088
6Charles LeclercFerrari+1.82954
7Lance StrollAston Martin+2.10896
8Esteban OconAlpine+2.14078
9Valtteri BottasSauber+2.30697
10Oscar PiastriMcLaren+2.40735
11Logan SargeantWilliams+2.657117
12Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+3.13231
13Zhou GuanyuSauber+3.79438
14Pierre GaslyAlpine+3.88333
15Kevin MagnussenHaas+6.69093
16Nico HulkenbergHaas+7.58831
17Yuki TsunodaRB+8.15340

To compensate for lost time, Leclerc returned in the afternoon, running with a replacement floor before handing over to Sainz. The Spaniard finished the day 0.758s ahead of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez. Despite disruptions, Perez completed over a hundred laps, providing valuable data for Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton, in his first substantial drive of the 2024 season with Mercedes, completed a full day, surpassing 100 laps and securing the third fastest time.

Lando Norris for McLaren claimed the fourth spot, overcoming a minor fuel system issue investigated in the afternoon. Daniel Ricciardo continued RB’s promising start, securing the fifth-best time.

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