Teams’ response following the a few-working day pre-year screening

Teams’ response following the a few-working day pre-year screening

With the sole a few-working day pre-year screening accomplished and dusted, groups and motorists are now completely concentrated on analysing the information they have collected more than the training course of the small managing in Bahrain. F1Technical’s senior author Balázs Szabó provides the response from the 10 groups.


Ferrari have intensely revised their 2024 F1 motor vehicle, albeit their SF-24 does not aspect any apparent specialized innovation apart from the bridge that connects the halo with the chassis of the motor vehicle. Nevertheless, the Scuderia show up to have manufactured a stable career more than the wintertime, and they could have more than their late 2023 kind which would cement their position as a contender for pole positions on specific tracks. The new motor vehicle is obviously a phase ahead in conditions of wind sensitivity which has supplied the motorists with a considerably additional steady and reputable system to function with.

Also and additional importantly, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc done a race simulation on Thursday and Friday respectively which obviously indicated that the new SF-24 appears following the tyres considerably additional than its predecessor which could necessarily mean that the Scuderia’s one-lap and extended operate general performance could converge in 2024.

“Charles Leclerc: We have wrapped up our 3rd working day of screening, owning set in a stable range of laps and done a great deal of various exams, which is optimistic.

“The motor vehicle is reacting the way that we desired it to, but it is nonetheless hard to evaluate its amount of competitiveness correct now. The sensation is improved than the foundation we began from final yr. Now, it is complete target on the race and I simply cannot wait around to be again on observe subsequent 7 days.”

Carlos Sainz: “One particular final force right here in Sakhir, maximising these closing laps just before we go on with the correct Bahrain GP subsequent 7 days. General, it has been a excellent working day, even with the purple flag that disrupted the managing a little bit but I relished each and every one lap in the motor vehicle these days. We examined a great deal of various configurations to obtain as considerably information as probable.

“The motor vehicle looks to be in a respectable spot and I’m happy of the function that the workforce has accomplished to finish this kind of a stable examination programme.”


Obtaining done a really pre-year planning, Mercedes engineers and motorists show up to be rather delighted with the team’s intensely-upgraded 2024 F1 motor vehicle, the W15. The motor vehicle appeared anxious in the fingers of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, specially on a one scorching lap.

It is consequently no question that the Brackley-dependent workforce is envisioned to wrestle for just one-lap speed in comparison to the discipline-primary Crimson Bull and even to Ferrari, but extended operate speed examination suggests that the W15 could arise as 2nd speediest in race trim correct powering the reigning winner and just forward of the Scuderia.

George Russell: “We have experienced a stable a few times right here in Bahrain. We managed to get by means of all of our prepared programme, even with the stoppages. The motor vehicle has been dealing with effectively and correlates to the sensation we experienced on the simulator forward of coming right here. We have acquired a extremely excellent foundation to establish from.

“We’re informed that there is a great deal additional lap time to uncover. We realized that would be the scenario forward of the examination, and Crimson Bull are searching extremely solid when once more. Nonetheless, I’m assured that we’re in a considerably improved spot than we had been twelve months back. The workforce at Brackley and Brixworth have accomplished a good career to get us into this place and with a motor vehicle that is a phase in the correct route. We now require to target on first of all acquiring the most out of the offer we have and next, including additional downforce and attempting to near that hole.”

Lewis Hamilton: “General, it is been a genuinely excellent examination. I’m genuinely happy of every person trackside and those people again at the manufacturing unit. Every single one female and male has been doing the job tirelessly, both of those at Brackley, Brixworth, and right here in Bahrain. It is massively encouraging and good to see every person doing the job so effectively jointly. The target, perseverance, and interaction is the ideal I have at any time found.

“We know we have acquired function to do and we’re not still the place we want to be. We realized that would be the scenario coming into the examination nevertheless. We have acquired a good system to establish on. We’ll go absent and function really hard more than the subsequent few of times to go by means of all the information from the examination. I’m genuinely fired up for the begin of the year subsequent 7 days and we’ll be heading into it in excellent form.”

Debriefing a optimistic examination for the Workforce with our Trackside Engineering Director, Shov 💪

— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Workforce (@MercedesAMGF1) February 23, 2024

Crimson Bull

Crimson Bull could have endured a hard time period internally in the latest months, their impressive 2024 F1 motor vehicle looks to be a course of its very own when once more. Max Verstappen could rarely conceal his significant smile on his confront following a few a few times of pre-year screening that observed him document an eye-catching lap time on a applied established of Pirelli’s just before doing an ominous extended operate simulation.

Adhering to a extremely hard year, Sergio Perez sounded optimistic when he assessed his and the car’s general performance in Bahrain, but he appeared to have lacked speed on hefty gasoline load in comparison to his workforce-mate.

Max Verstappen: “Overall it was extremely excellent these days. We concentrated on the extended managing to get additional of an comprehension of the motor vehicle and it was excellent to see the general performance of the motor vehicle was extremely solid. We manufactured the prepare to not target on pure lap time and tried using various compounds, so I am joyful with the laps that we did these days.

“As we head into the race weekend it is all about high-quality tuning the motor vehicle and also observing what the race throws at you when you force the motor vehicle to the restrict. We now require to glance into the information a little bit additional and consider to occur up with a prepare for the 7 days forward. We have experienced a genuinely optimistic examination and we have realized a great deal from every little thing we adjusted, so we are searching ahead to subsequent 7 days.”

Sergio Perez: “It has been a excellent begin to the yr for the Workforce, we have acquired a good deal of mileage more than the final couple of times. The operate programme that we set jointly was extremely excellent and intended we genuinely manufactured the most out of the times. Now it is time to glance ahead to the race subsequent weekend, I have a excellent sensation in the motor vehicle, so let us see when we get to race it, but the sensation is extremely optimistic.”

Visa Income Application RB

Crimson Bull’s sister workforce has attained a new identification for 2024 as they will contend as Visa Income Application RB as of this yr. With the electricity consume company’s two groups have intensified their cooperation not long ago, it is no question that RB have been just one of the shock groups in Bahrain with both of those motorists owning claimed sizeable gains with the new motor vehicle.

Yuki Tunoda: “Tests went rather sleek. We did not just comply with our operate programme as there had been some concerns with the observe, but we responded effectively to them. I felt the motor vehicle has manufactured a excellent phase ahead in comparison to final yr, so I’m joyful with it so considerably. The stability has enhanced, and primarily the entrance felt solid.

“We nonetheless have to uncover additional with the rear, but it is shifting in the correct route. I done quite a few laps more than the final few of times and it was a excellent expertise that permitted us to obtain excellent information and aid uncover the restrict of the motor vehicle. Hunting at the timesheet, we’re not final, but it is hard to know the place we are in comparison to the relaxation of the discipline, so I’m fired up to begin racing once more subsequent 7 days.”

Daniel Ricciardo: “I believe screening has been excellent and we have surely made the motor vehicle from final yr. I done a good deal of laps and truly feel really match. Regrettably, there had been some concerns on observe with the drain, and we had been concerned we would not get our race operate in, but fortunately, we did. I did some small operates on Working day one and two and race simulation this early morning. In conditions of general performance, I believe we’re the place we envisioned to be.

“We’re aiming to battle in the midfield team and we’ll consider to make the most of what we acquired. General, it was a sleek examination, so I do not believe we go away right here with any worries. We manufactured some gains and know the place we are, but if we want to make certain to battle for Q3 and factors constantly, there is surely a little bit additional we require to uncover.”

Stake F1

Valtteri Bottas: “Today was a little bit additional complicated as the purple flag value us really some managing time. Ending the session with some precautionary checks resulted in a couple of skipped examination products and laps, but we nonetheless managed to get by means of our prepared priorities. We had been ready to find out additional about the C44 and we truly feel moderately organized for subsequent week’s race.

“It is nonetheless really hard to consider the legitimate general performance and the aggressive discipline, but we are assured in the information we gathered. Now, it is all about analysing, discovering and bettering forward of the race weekend.”

Zhou Guanyu: “We experienced one more excellent working day the place we concentrated a great deal on our extended operates and managed to finish a 2nd complete race length. We acquired by means of our programme and experimented with several setups and configurations to attract our conclusions.

“It is complicated to consider the complete possible, primarily with a entirely new motor vehicle, and we’ll continue on doing the job and earning strides more than the subsequent couple of times to be prepared for the future weekend. Nevertheless, the legitimate general performance and how we rank in comparison to the other groups is still to be found right up until the very first qualifying and race. We truly feel excellent and will use the remaining times to find out and uncover margins for enhancement.”

A excellent sensation 💚🖤@ZhouGuanyu24

— Stake F1 Workforce Kick Sauber (@stakef1team_ks) February 23, 2024

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll: “It is been good to be out in Bahrain for screening – I am primarily happy to be right here following lacking final year’s pre-year examination. Time in the motor vehicle is so useful for all of us: we have been collecting information and discovering about the AMR24 with each and every lap we have done.

“We have manufactured excellent use of these times to operate a great deal of pieces and setups – the motor vehicle has felt improved each and every working day – and we have not experienced any trustworthiness concerns. It is nonetheless far too early to make any significant predictions, but I am searching ahead to very first race of the yr subsequent 7 days.”

Fernando Alonso: “We have tried using to find out as considerably as probable all through this examination and concentrated on ourselves. It would be good to have the predictions and information of the place every person is but that is not the scenario in screening.

“The AMR24 is a phase ahead from final yr and we just have to see how significant of a phase ahead towards everyone else. We will know additional subsequent 7 days following Qualifying. It was excellent to get a range of laps on the board more than the a few times and I truly feel match and prepared to go for the begin of the new year.”

Just after a few times of screening on observe, Mike shares his ideas on the AMR24 and a thank you to our supporters. 💚#F1Testing

— Aston Martin Aramco F1 Workforce (@AstonMartinF1) February 23, 2024


Dave Robson, Head of Car General performance: “We experienced a excellent working day to finish the pre-year examination. We did one more a hundred and twenty laps and this time without the need of any motor vehicle concerns. Alex was ready to establish on the function accomplished by Logan yesterday and ongoing to evolve the FW46. Throughout a variety of gasoline masses, the motor vehicle was behaving effectively, and Alex was ready to finish a respectable race simulation applying two of the tyre compounds that will be accessible subsequent 7 days.

“Inevitably at this time of yr, there is a great deal of scope to force the FW46 tougher and to establish it immediately. We have a couple of times to analyse the information from this 7 days and choose how we establish the autos for FP1 and how we glance to introduce the very first spherical of motor vehicle updates. There is a great deal to do but we have manufactured a stable begin and have a excellent basis to establish on.”

Alex Albon: “For starters, we have acquired a respectable motor vehicle to go racing with. I do believe we struggled a minor little bit with the motor vehicle throughout working day just one and two with just how various it is, having difficulties to rebalance it, but we manufactured some significant headway in earning the motor vehicle additional driveable. With the altering motor vehicle attributes, we shifted some of our historic complications to various regions. Even now, we have been ready to deal with some of these but sadly in the approach, we have picked up a couple of issues we did not like.

“Irrespective of this, we did a little bit of a radical established-up these days and this labored out for the improved. Hunting at the relaxation of the grid, the midfield has shut up a great deal with every person earning a significant bounce from final yr, so it is all really equivalent through the discipline. This yr is likely to be all about the high-quality aspects and possible tracks that improved go well with many others, so there are likely to be a lot of attention-grabbing battles.


Lando Norris: “Final working day of screening accomplished. I’m joyful with what we have realized more than the final a few times and sensation prepared for the begin of the year. We encountered just one or two setbacks right here and there, but that is to be envisioned all through pre-year screening. The essential issue is we have a excellent comprehension of the motor vehicle now, we have a good deal of information to go more than and will occur again more powerful for the race subsequent weekend. General, optimistic indications and we have a improved comprehension of the function we have to do. Provide on race 7 days!”

Oscar Piastri: “That’s the finish of screening. We experienced a sleek, enjoyable session these days and acquired a good deal of laps on the board, which was excellent. We’re in respectable form and additional or considerably less the place we envisioned to be, but we nonetheless have some function to do. It was valuable to get some race sim function accomplished these days, we not often get to follow undertaking races in screening, so it was good to have that prospect. We’ll see what everybody’s acquired subsequent 7 days and that will give considerably additional of an indicator as to the place we are. I’m fired up and prepared for the very first race.”


Kevin Magnussen: “You never ever get all the solutions you require and you usually want additional time, as a few times of screening – and splitting those people times with two motorists – is restricting. Offered the constrained time, I believe we have accomplished a great deal, acquired some excellent impressions of the motor vehicle and the target is attempting to be excellent on Sunday.

“We have been undertaking a great deal of large-gasoline race managing, attempting to tackle that difficulty, and I believe we’re likely someplace. We have not fastened the difficulty entirely but ideally it is plenty of to make a big difference on Sunday. I count on it to be extremely near amongst all groups once more this yr.”

Nico Hulkenberg: “Today we acquired by means of the method and did what we desired to do, so that was excellent. We done a race operate as effectively – I have not found it in comparison to any person else’s – but now we have acquired a lot of impressions following a few times of screening, a lot of information and issues to examine.

“We have been ready to do some experiments like most, as which is what you do in screening, and it is been excellent, optimistic. I have no thought the place we stand, or what it is really worth, but we’ll get that response in a 7 days. It is early times, but from in the motor vehicle, from the place I sit, if I look at the motor vehicle to final yr, it does truly feel improved and like we have manufactured a phase in the correct route.”

Rounding off the screening 7 days 🇧🇭 Nico sums up the earlier a few times on observe pursuing his 89-lap change to near out #F1Testing for us in Bahrain #HaasF1

— MoneyGram Haas F1 Workforce (@HaasF1Team) February 23, 2024


Esteban Ocon: “Overall, it was a successful a few-working day examination for us, possibly just one of the strongest all through my time at the workforce. Due to the fact I jumped in the motor vehicle, from Working day one every little thing has been faultless and solid from an operational standpoint. The motor vehicle has been doing the job reliably and we managed to finish our screening programme.

“We enhanced the motor vehicle and manufactured development from the very first working day to the final working day. But we have a great deal of function to do and it is likely to be attention-grabbing now to go by means of all the information and comprehend the place we can make enhancements. A few times of screening is small for a new motor vehicle, so there is nonetheless a great deal to find out and extract from our offer. Many thanks to every person at the workforce right here, at Enstone and Viry for the extended several hours more than the wintertime. Now it is time to go racing.”

Pierre Gasly: “We did a great deal of screening this 7 days and now we have an essential 7 days coming up the place we will go by means of all the information and continue on our comprehension of this new motor vehicle notion. It is critical to find out all about the overall offer and comprehension how we can optimise it. On my aspect, it is been really tough at situations primarily as we skipped out on some managing both of those yesterday and these days.

“The purple flag was unlucky on Working day two, then this afternoon we experienced the wheel brow coming free from the motor vehicle and that intended we skipped a few of laps at the finish. Even now, it is been a successful examination for the workforce throughout the final a few times and that is most essential. I’m surely fired up for the very first race.”

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