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Why it's a Red Bull vs Ferrari battle in F1 2024 testing's long run times

The one-lap and long-run pictures from Formula 1 testing were particularly obscured in 2024 Bahrain pre-season testing. But digging into the race simulations for the 2023 frontrunners nevertheless reveals certain intriguing trends…

Right now, Formula 1 observers can’t even say we’ll know the true state of the 2024 pecking order this time next week. Although it's agonisingly close, the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix is still eight days away.

But, testing at the Sakhir track is in the books for another year. The headline pace times have Ferrari heading Mercedes, Sauber and reigning world champion squad Red Bull down in fourth.

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