Formula 2 Pre-Season Test Begins: What to Expect Today

The Bahrain circuit will host the Formula 2 pre-season test with drivers like Victor Martins, Oliver Bearman, and Andrea Kimi Antonelli participating in several sessions over three days to prepare for the first round of the F2 Championship, with live timings available on the Formula 2 website.


‣ The Bahrain circuit will host the Formula 2 pre-season test, featuring drivers like Victor Martins, Oliver Bearman, and newcomer Andrea Kimi Antonelli, aiming to familiarize themselves with the car under the lights in Bahrain.

‣ The pre-season test includes several three-hour-long sessions across multiple days, with the first session starting at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT), allowing all 22 drivers to prepare for the upcoming F2 Championship.

‣ Drivers had their initial experience with the cars during a Shakedown at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, setting the stage for the intensive testing schedule in Bahrain.

‣ Pirelli is providing hard and soft compound tyres for the tests, with five sets of hard tyres and three sets of soft tyres available for the drivers to use during the sessions, which are not available for video follow-up but can be tracked via live timings on the Formula 2 website.

Bahrain’s circuit is buzzing with anticipation. In just a few days, it’ll be the backdrop for the Formula 2 pre-season test. It’s a big deal, really. Drivers like Victor Martins, Oliver Bearman, and the fresh face Andrea Kimi Antonelli are gearing up. They’re itching to bond with their cars, clocking as many kilometers as they can under Bahrain’s dazzling lights.

Oh, and guess what? This afternoon, at precisely 17:00 local time (that’s 14:00 GMT for the globe-trotters), the track will come alive. These machines, they’ve had a taste of the tarmac during the Shakedown a few weeks back. Remember Barcelona-Catalunya? That’s where the magic first happened. Now, today, tomorrow, and Tuesday, all 22 drivers are diving back in. They’re prepping for the F2 Championship’s kickoff, happening right here from February 29 to March 2.

### What to expect?
Well, strap in. We’ve got several three-hour sessions lined up. Kicking off today from 17:00 to 20:00 local time. Then, brace yourselves for tomorrow and Tuesday. Each day is packed with action – a session from 11:45 to 14:45 and another from 17:15 to 19:45. Pirelli’s thrown in their mix of hard and soft tyres. Drivers have five sets of the hard ones and three of the softies at their disposal. Now, don’t go looking for live videos. But hey, live timings? They’re up for grabs on the Formula 2 website.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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