The 2023 Formula One season is upon us and we will soon know the first details on the single-seaters that will compete for the title. For the official presentations, the teams have accustomed us to revealing as little as possible about the new cars, often limiting themselves to displaying only the livery for the next Formula One season. To find out the details and news of the new single-seaters, it will therefore be necessary to wait for the pre-season tests.
In 2022, the FIA scheduled two winter testing sessions. The first, called “Pre-season track session” saw the teams engaged in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya. Two weeks later the teams then moved to Bahrain for the official pre-season testing session at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Test F1 Bahrain 2023: start at 8 am Italian time, checkered flag at 5.30 pm
For 2023, the Federation has scheduled a single testing session, which will be held from 23 to 25 February in Bahrain. Specifically, the drivers will be able to take to the track from 10 to 14 local time (8 and 12 Italian time) in the morning. This will be followed by a press conference at 14.05 (12.05 Italian time) of some of the drivers and team members involved in the testing session. The afternoon session will instead start at 3 pm (1 pm Italian time) and then see the checkered flag wave at 7.30 pm (5.30 pm Italian time).
No details have yet been released on the live broadcast of the tests, but presumably the F1 cameras will be present in Bahrain, as happened last year.
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Naturally, the decision to allow only three days of testing is absolutely not an advantage for the teams. The almost total absence of tests during the season, except for those organized by Pirelli or some sporadic filming days not aimed at researching performance on the track, will make the work of the teams in Bahrain fundamental in view of the first rounds of the new season.