Live: F1 Bahrain pre-season test - Day 3
Formula 1 pre-season testing will conclude today with the third and final day of the Bahrain test ahead of next weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Track action gets underway at 7am GMT and finishes at 4pm GMT. The day will be split by a one-hour lunch break (11am-12pm GMT) which can be reduced if requested due to lost track time from either red flags or poor weather conditions.
Haas has been granted extra time to catch up on the missed four hours of track running on Thursday, following a late arrival of its freight to the circuit. The US team was permitted an extra hour of track time after the chequered flag on Friday and will be permitted to run an extra hour this morning plus have two hours of further running this evening.
New signing Kevin Magnussen, replacing Nikita Mazepin, following the termination of his contract, made good use of this extra testing time by posting Friday’s fastest time courtesy of a 1m33.207s effort set on C4 tyre in cooler conditions.
AlphaTauri set the pace on Thursday while Ferrari led the way open Friday before Magnussen’s late show.
McLaren will head into the final day again without Daniel Ricciardo, who had been absent from the test due to feeling unwell before testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday night. Lando Norris will pilot the MCL36 in the Australian’s absence.
By: Tom Howard, Stefan Mackley, Haydn Cobb, Jake Boxall-Legge
Day 3 Formula 1 test times
Here's your top 10 then after the final day of pre-season testing:
1. Verstappen, Red Bull, 1m31.720, C5
2. Leclerc, Ferrari, 1m32.415, C4
3. Alonso, Alpine, 1m32.698s, C4
4. Russell, Mercedes, 1m32.759s, C5
5. Bottas, Alfa Romeo, 1m32.985s, C3
6. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri, 1m33.002s, C5
7. Perez, Red Bull, 1m33.105s, C4
8. Schumacher, Haas, 1m33.151s, C3
9. Norris, McLaren, 1m33.191s, C2
10. Vettel, Aston Martin, 1m33.821s, C4