F1 Testing results 2024 – Day 3 (Bahrain International Circuit)

Thomas Maher
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain testing.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen during Bahrain testing.

As quickly as it started, the final day of F1 testing in Bahrain is now over, and here are the results for the day.

The third day of F1 testing in Bahrain has already rolled around and, following a disruption of Thursday’s running due to a loose drain cover, the same thing happened on Friday.

Sergio Perez caught a loose cover on the run down to Turn 11, which prompted red flags and a significant stoppage that brought all the cars back into their respective garages.

This was an unwelcome halt to the running that had taken place, with marshals and circuit officials having worked apace to get the drain cover bolted back to the surface quickly.

As a result, following the delay, no lunch hour was held – the cars circulating non-stop until 7pm local time [4pm GMT].

Charles Leclerc ended the day fastest for Ferrari, ahead of late fast laps from George Russell and Zhou Guanyu late on – with Max Verstappen in fourth on a used C3 compound, when those ahead had used softer C4 compounds.

Yuki Tsunoda and Alex Albon rounded out the top six on the final day in Bahrain, but we’ll know the true pace of the cars as soon as they pull the covers off properly for free practice at the same circuit on Thursday.

F1 Testing Results – Bahrain (Day 3)

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1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari 1:30.322 74 laps
2 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.046 67 laps
3 Guanyu ZHOU Kick Sauber +0.325 85 laps
4 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.433 66 laps
5 Yuki TSUNODA RB +0.453 53 laps
6 Alexander ALBON Williams +0.662 121 laps
7 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +0.708 91 laps
8 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +0.837 75 laps
9 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.925 71 laps
10 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +1.161 53 laps
11 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team +1.364 89 laps
12 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +1.677 49 laps
13 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.716 46 laps
14 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.786 20 laps
15 Pierre GASLY Alpine +1.827 47 laps
16 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +2.731 80 laps
17 Esteban OCON Alpine +2.757 55 laps
18 Valtteri BOTTAS Kick Sauber +3.206 28 laps
19 Daniel RICCIARDO RB +6.693 70 laps

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