Leclerc's last test day

Author of the article: , published on February 23, 2024.

Charles Leclerc set the fastest time on the final day of testing in Bahrain. Second was Mercedes driver George Russell, who set his best time at the end of the day, and third was Zhou Guanyu.

The last test day was interrupted again in the morning due to problems with the drainage shafts. To eliminate all the problems, the workers needed a good hour, as a result of which the lunch break was canceled this time, after which the second racer in the team usually gets into the car.

Max Verstappen, who replaced Perez in the Red Bull car in the afternoon, set the fourth time. At the same time, it should be added that the current world champion set his best time on the harder, C3 compound of the fastest three. The C3 compound, which is around 0.6 seconds slower than the C4 at the Sakhir track, will be the softest of the race weekend for the Bahrain GP, ​​which this year begins with free practice on Thursday, February 29. the race is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. Fifth was Yuki Tsunoda ahead of Alexander Albon and Oscar Piastri. His teammate Lando Norris had clutch problems in the morning and finished fourteenth. Fernando Alonso was eighth. Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez, the fastest from the morning session, completed the top ten.

The results:

posRacerThe teamHourLagCirclesTire compound
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:30.322 74C4
2George RussellMercedes1:30.368+ 0.046s67C4
3Zhou GuanyuClean1:30.647+ 0.325s85C4
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:30.755+ 0.433s66C3
5Yuki tsunodaRB1:30.775+ 0.453s53C4
6Alexander AlbonWilliams1:30.984+ 0.662s121C4
7Oscar PiastriMclaren1:31.030+ 0.708s91C3
8Fernando AlonsoAston Martin1:31.159+ 0.837s75C3
9Carlos SainzFerrari1:31.247+ 0.925s71C3
10Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing1:31.483+ 1.161s53C3
11Nico HulkenbergHaas1:31.686+ 1.364s89C3
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:31.999+ 1.677s49C5
13Lance StrollAston Martin1:32.038+ 1.716s46C3
14Land NorrisMclaren1:32.108+ 1.786s20C3
15Pierre GaslyAlpine1:32.149+ 1.827s47C3
16Kevin MagnussenHaas1:33.053+ 2.731s80C3
17Esteban OconAlpine1:33.079+ 2.757s55C3
18Valtteri BottasClean1:33.528+ 3.206s28C3
19Daniel RicciardoRB1:37.015+ 6.693s70C1

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