What we learned from the first full race simulations of 2021 F1 testing
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What we learned from the first full race simulations of 2021 F1 testing

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The leaderboard at the end of F1's second day of pre-season testing had a familiar feel about it but, despite Mercedes topping the charts, it still has some catching up to do against teams that ran full race distances. Here's what the data shows

Formula 1 testing 2021 has passed its halfway point, with Mercedes finally getting back to its customary place at the head of the times, but Saturday’s running was still far from faultless for the reigning champion squad.

Both sessions took place in much cooler conditions than on day one, but without the dramatic sandstorm of Friday afternoon. The wind remained a challenging factor, with several drivers having off-track moments throughout the course of the action.

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Series Formula 1
Event Bahrain March testing
Sub-event Saturday
Author Alex Kalinauckas