Major Update on F1 Pre-Season Testing Schedule

Formula 1 has announced key details regarding the pre-season testing in Bahrain, set to precede the 2024 season opener.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 8, 2024

Sakhir Circuit Bahrain
Sakhir Circuit – Bahrain

Formula 1 has released important information about the upcoming pre-season testing in Bahrain, which is scheduled just before the start of the 2024 season, with testing, already slated to span three days starting February 21, at the Sakhir Circuit.

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The specific testing times for each of the three days have now been confirmed, marking a critical phase for all teams just a week before the season kicks off at the same venue.

F1 2024 Pre-Season Testing Dates and Timings.

Formula 1 has disclosed that the testing on each of the three consecutive days, beginning February 21, will start at 10 am and conclude at 7 pm local time.

For UK viewers, this translates to a start time of 7 am, ending at 4 pm.

This announcement follows closely after the FIA’s confirmation of the start times for all 24 Grand Prix weekends for the 2024 season, the highest number of races in F1 history for a single Formula 1 season.

Given that teams have only three days for testing and limited time after that to fine-tune their cars for the season start, the time spent on the track is of major importance.

While the fastest lap times will attract attention, the ideal focus for teams will be on achieving consistent running with minimal reliability issues and maximizing lap counts.

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This approach is crucial for gathering data and gaining a comprehensive understanding of their 2024 car designs as they debut on the track.

Source: GP Fans

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