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Teams' reaction after the three-day pre-season testing

With the sole three-day pre-season testing done and dusted, teams and drivers are now fully concentrated on analysing the data they have gathered over the course of the short running in Bahrain. F1Technical's senior writer Balázs Szabó delivers the reaction from the ten teams.

Charles Leclerc ends pre-season testing on top in Bahrain

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc posted the quickest lap on the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain to end the running on top ahead of Mercedes racer George Russell and Stake F1 driver Zhou Guanyu.

Former Ferrari team boss Binotto lands new job outside motorsport

Despite links to several Formula One teams, former Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto decided to leave motorsport behind to lead TEXA's E-Powertrain division.

Carlos Sainz ends Day 2 on top with eye-catching time

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz set the pace on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, as the Spaniard elected to perform several qualifying simulation runs on Pirelli's C3 and C4 compound.

Leclerc tops shortened second morning of Bahrain test

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc ended the second morning session of the three-day pre-season testing in Bahrain on top after the running came to an early end due to a required track inspection.

Verstappen remains in charge as test Day 1 draws to a close

Max Verstappen continued to impress at the hands of the brand new Red Bull RB20, leaving the competition nowhere near his performance. Closest rival Norris was more than a second off in a session that saw amazing reliability and no stoppages.

Verstappen dominates proceedings on first morning of testing

Reigning world champion Max Verstappen ended the first morning of the three-day Bahrain test on top of the timesheets with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finishing the first official running in second spot seven tenths of a second behind his Dutch rival.

Tyre preview: Ferrari with most soft, Alpine with most hard compounds at the Bahrain test

Ferrari opted for the highest number of soft slick tyres for the three-day Bahrain pre-season testing while reigning champion team Red Bull elected to pick a huge number of hard compounds for the vital Bahrain running. F1Technical's senior writer Balázs Szabó takes a look at teams's individual tyre selection for the sole pre-season testing.

Williams reveal their 2024 F1 car as three other teams complete shakedown

Having decided against performing any runs ahead of the pre-season testing, Williams have revealed their 2024 Formula 1 car during a shakedown run at Bahrain on the eve of pre-season testing at the same circuit.

Drivers' contract: When F1 drivers' contract expires

Although F1 driver contracts are a subject of intrigue, the length of most contracts is known. F1Technical's Balázs Szabó takes a look at the possible date when drivers' contract expire.