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F1 makes MAJOR pre-season testing announcement

F1 makes MAJOR pre-season testing announcement

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F1 makes MAJOR pre-season testing announcement

F1 makes MAJOR pre-season testing announcement

Formula 1 have provided major details of the upcoming pre-season test taking place in Bahrain ahead of the start of the 2024 season.

Testing had already been confirmed to run across three days starting from February 21 at the Sakhir circuit.

But now times have been confirmed for all three days which will be crucial to all the teams just one week before the new season gets underway at the track.

F1 2024 pre-season testing dates and start times

F1 have revealed that the times on all of the three consecutive days starting from February 21 will see testing begin at 10am in the morning before ending 7pm at night local time.

For those in the UK, this would translate to 7am in the morning before finishing at 4pm.

Aston Martin first showed their surprising 2023 potential in the Bahrain test
Pre-season testing in 2024 will once again take place at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain

The move comes shortly after the FIA confirmed the race start times for all 24 grands prix to take place this season, a record amount for a Formula 1 campaign.

Given the teams will have just three days to run and not a lot of time after to ensure their cars are in excellent condition to start the season, the time on track will be absolutely crucial.

This means that while headline laptimes will be interesting to glance at, an ideal scenario for teams will instead be on running with minimal reliability issues and being able to put in as many laps as possible.

This will ensure they can collect data and understand their 2024 designs as they hit the track for the first time.

READ MORE: F1 Schedule 2024: Full calendar with all you need to know about every grand prix

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