Verstappen & Hamilton Bahrain Press Conference Schedule

Max Verstappen, along with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, will participate in the first press conference during the 2024 Grand Prix event in Bahrain, followed by a second conference featuring team bosses like Toto Wolff and Frederic Vasseur, with the FIA confirming the schedule and participants.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, and Fernando Alonso, all World Champions, will be participating in the first press conference during a Grand Prix event in 2024 in Bahrain.

‣ The FIA confirmed the press conference schedule, highlighting the participation of team bosses such as Toto Wolff and Frederic Vasseur, but notably excluding Christian Horner from Red Bull Racing.

‣ An error in the team name for Laurent Mekies’ representation was noted, as the team is listed as Racing Bulls instead of their actual name, Visa Cash App RB (VCARB).

‣ The press conferences will feature a mix of drivers and team members across two days, with notable figures from teams like Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, and Red Bull participating.


Max Verstappen found himself wrapping up the Bahrain test with a press conference. Next year, he’s slated to kick off the Grand Prix event’s first presser in Bahrain. Alongside him? Lewis Hamilton, a fellow three-time World Champion. The FIA dropped the schedule, making it official.

But wait, there’s more. Verstappen won’t be flying solo. He’ll share the spotlight with the F1 grid’s other world champs. Yep, Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are in the mix. Then, as if one press conference wasn’t enough, a second one follows. This time, the team bosses take the stage. Names like Toto Wolff and Frederic Vasseur are front and center. But hold up—Christian Horner’s name is missing. The Red Bull Racing boss is biting his nails, waiting to hear if he’s still in the game by Tuesday or Wednesday.

The FIA’s the one calling the shots on who makes the press conference list. And oh, there’s a quirky bit. Laurent Mekies is listed for Racing Bulls. But here’s the kicker: they’ve made it clear they’re not Racing Bulls. They’re Visa Cash App RB, or VCARB for short. Talk about an identity crisis.

Who’s Who at the FIA Press Conferences in Bahrain

Let’s break it down:

On Wednesday, 28 February, at 15:30 local time, the driver lineup is stellar. We’ve got Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Lando Norris (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull), and Alex Albon (Williams). A pretty solid lineup, if you ask me.

Then, Thursday, 29 February, rolls around. At 16:30 local time, the team bosses step up. We’re talking Frederic Vasseur (Ferrari), Zak Brown (McLaren), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), and Laurent Mekies (Racing Bulls).

So, there you have it. A bit of a mix-up with names and titles, but hey, that’s the F1 world for you. Always keeping us on our toes.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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