F1 Testing results 2024 – Day 2 (Bahrain International Circuit)

Thomas Maher
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain 2024.

Lewis Hamilton drives his Mercedes W15 during F1 testing in Bahrain ahead of the 2024 season.

After Max Verstappen set the pace on the first day, here are the latest results from the second day of F1 testing in Bahrain.

F1 continued its three-day official pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday, with track conditions similar to that seen on the first day.

Track temperatures approached 40 degrees Celsius, with an air temperature of 23 degrees – however, the wind speeds had picked up somewhat from the first day.

F1 Testing Results – Bahrain (Day 2)

The morning session in Bahrain was interrupted by the first red flag of the test when a drain cover at Turn 10 was dislodged by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, followed immediately by Lewis Hamilton giving it a whack with his Mercedes.

The red flag disruption resulted in a delay to allow for track inspection., which quickly turned into a decision to stop the morning session early – the announcement coming at 12:58 local time with over an hour left still to run.

As a result, the afternoon session has been extended by an hour to run from 14:00-19:00.

At the time of the stoppage, which had 90 minutes left in the morning session, Charles Leclerc had set the fastest time of the day with a 1:31.750 – a little closer to the frighteningly fast lap time popped in by Max Verstappen on day one.

However, the half-second deficit could be exacerbated by the warmer track conditions and brisk wind, with the Red Bull’s time having been set in the cooler evening running.

Behind Leclerc, Oscar Piastri continued to show good McLaren pace as he logged a 1:32.3 to go half a second slower than the Ferrari driver, while Logan Sargeant gave Williams grounds for optimism with a mid-1:32 after a tough Wednesday for the Grove-based squad.

Sergio Perez, taking over from Verstappen for day two, had a delay during the morning as he encountered a small brake fire that required attention in the pits and had the fourth-quickest time at the red flag.

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were up next, with Zhou Guanyu in seventh for Stake F1.

With Pierre Gasly’s Alpine in eighth, and Nico Hulkenberg in ninth, it was Yuki Tsunoda who was slowest of all with a time over six seconds off the pace – the Japanese driver vociferously complaining about the blustering wind.

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F1 Testing 2024: Day 2 results (Times correct at 1300 local time)

  1. 1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari 1:31.397 14 Laps
  2. 2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.353 54 Laps
  3. 3 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.571 17 Laps
  4. 4 Valtteri BOTTAS Stake +0.830 30 Laps
  5. 5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.876 71 Laps
  6. 6 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +0.931 35 Laps
  7. 7 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +0.979
  8. 8 Logan SARGEANT Williams +1.181 49 Laps
  9. 9 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull +1.482 79 Laps
  10. 10 Fernando ALONSO +1.656 31 Laps
  11. 11 Guanyu ZHOU Stake F1 +2.318 38 Laps
  12. 12 Pierre GASLY Alpine +2.407 33 Laps
  13. 13 Daniel RICCIARDO RB +2.629 34 Laps
  14. 14 Esteban OCON ALPINE +4.956 30 Laps
  15. 15 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas +5.214 32 Laps
  16. 16 Nico Hulkenberg +6.112 31 Laps
  17. 17 Yuki Tsunoda +6.677 40 Laps

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