Verstappen & Hamilton Action on Bahrain’s 2nd Day

Max Verstappen dominated the first day of winter testing in Bahrain, finishing more than a second ahead of his competitors, with a detailed schedule for the following day’s sessions and driver line-ups provided.


‣ Max Verstappen was the fastest on the first day of the winter test in Bahrain, ending the day more than a second ahead of everyone else.

‣ The winter test at the Bahrain International Circuit is divided into two sessions on Thursday, with different drivers participating in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton are among the drivers taking part in Thursday’s morning session, while Verstappen and Hamilton will be in action again in the afternoon session.

‣ The schedule for Wednesday includes drivers like Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc, and Lewis Hamilton in the morning session, and Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, and Hamilton again in the afternoon session.

Max Verstappen? Oh, he absolutely owned the track in Bahrain on the first day of winter testing. Morning or afternoon, didn’t matter. He was the quickest, leaving everyone else eating his dust, over a second behind. And guess what? He’s not done yet. He’ll be back, tearing up the track on Thursday afternoon.

So, who else is joining the fray on this thrilling day? Stay tuned, we’ve got the full lineup.

Now, about Thursday at the Bahrain International Circuit. It’s a split affair with two sessions. The engines roar to life at 10:00 local time (that’s 8:00 CET/7:00 UK time, for those keeping track). They’ll get a breather at 14:00 local time before going at it again at 15:00. This second round of adrenaline-pumping action wraps up at 19:00 local time.

Morning’s first light sees Sergio Perez in the RB20, while Lewis Hamilton slides into the cockpit of Mercedes’ W15. Fast forward to the afternoon, and it’s a partner swap – Verstappen jumps back in. Meanwhile, Hamilton’s pulling a double, just like George Russell did the day before. And don’t forget Logan Sargeant; he’s in for the long haul too.

Wondering about Wednesday’s lineup? Let’s break it down.

Morning session kicks off at 8:00am sharp. We’ve got Sergio Perez revving up for Red Bull, Charles Leclerc for Ferrari, and Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes. Not to mention Pierre Gasly, Oscar Piastri, Guanyu Zhou, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Yuki Tsunoda, and Logan Sargeant all ready to hit the track.

As the clock strikes 13:00, it’s round two. Max Verstappen takes the wheel for Red Bull, Carlos Sainz for Ferrari, and Hamilton’s back at it for Mercedes. Joining them are Esteban Ocon, Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas, Lance Stroll, Kevin Magnussen, Daniel Ricciardo, and once again, Logan Sargeant.

Phew, that’s a lot of talent in one place. Buckle up, folks. It’s gonna be one heck of a ride.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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