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  • Bahrain drains to be filled in with concrete for F1 2024's first race

    on 23rd February 2024 at 10:20 AM

    The three-day test at the Sakhir International Circuit has been stopped twice due to the drain cover on the approach to the track’s Turn 11 coming loose.This is due to the powerful underfloor aerodynamics of the new ground-effect machines straining drains and their concrete surrounds as the cars pass over them at certain points.At this particular point of the Bahrain track, the racing line the ...Keep reading

  • Stella: Improved rear grip McLaren's key F1 2024 gain

    on 23rd February 2024 at 09:41 AM

    The Italian said that, thus far, the car has performed as it was expected to and stressed that adding more overall grip remains the priority as the team embarks on a busy development programme.McLaren has enjoyed an encouraging two days of testing in Bahrain so far, although it lost some valuable track time with a fuel tank issue on Thursday, which interrupted a race run.PLUS: What we learned on ...Keep reading

  • Verstappen: Red Bull F1 design team has "pushed the limits" with RB20

    on 23rd February 2024 at 08:38 AM

    The Milton Keynes-based outfit opted to pursue a different direction in an attempt to stay ahead of the opposition, and early lap times in Bahrain testing have indicated that tactic has yielded a significant step forward - Verstappen topping the leaderboard on the opening day.PLUS: What Bahrain trackside viewing reveals about F1 2024Verstappen revealed he was first shown what the team was planning ...Keep reading

  • Bahrain F1 pre-season test stopped again by loose drain cover

    on 23rd February 2024 at 07:58 AM

    The four-hour morning session was halted after only 27 minutes after a drain cover came loose on the outside kerbs on the approach to the Turn 11 uphill left-hander.This appeared to be triggered by Red Bull driver Sergio Perez running over the strip - although the Mexican did not exceed track limits - with his RB20.At the time, Thursday pacesetter Carlos Sainz also topped the leaderboard for ...Keep reading

  • Former Ferrari F1 boss Binotto to head new e-powertrain project

    on 23rd February 2024 at 06:42 AM

    Binotto has been out of the spotlight since he left Ferrari at the end of the 2022 season, following a difficult campaign for the Maranello-based squad.He had been linked with several opportunities in F1, including with Alpine and Audi, but has elected to switch focus to the automotive world instead.Binotto has been announced as the new managing director of Italian company TEXA, which is the ...Keep reading

  • Video: Bahrain F1 pre-season test day two review

    on 22nd February 2024 at 21:11 PM

    Are drainage covers becoming a problem in the Venturi-tunnel ground effect era of Formula 1? Has Red Bull found some mechanical issues with their RB20?And which teams are looking short on form as testing develops?Steph Wentworth chats with Autosport’s Alex Kalinauckas in the Bahrain media centre and Haydn Cobb to answer all these questions and more.Read Also:Formula 12024 Bahrain F1 ...Keep reading

  • Bahrain F1 testing: Tech images from the pitlane explained on day two

    on 22nd February 2024 at 21:00 PM

    Ferrari's Carlos Sainz set the fastest time across the day, but only after team-mate Charles Leclerc dislodged a drain cover which took time to fix.The loss of running, though, allowed for even more time to spy on the new 2024 cars in the pitlane and garages.INSIGHT: What we learned on day two of 2024 F1 testing in Bahrain Aston Martin AMR24 detailPhoto by: Giorgio PiolaThis image ...Keep reading

  • F1's unwanted records that could be broken or extended in 2024

    on 22nd February 2024 at 18:10 PM

    F1 is officially underway for 2024 with pre-season testing this week at the Bahrain International Circuit.It follows a dominant championship-winning campaign for Max Verstappen, who broke several records in 2023 including most wins in a season (19), most points in a year (575) and biggest title winning margin to second (290 points) in the standings.There are more records that look likely to get ...Keep reading

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