The second and final 2022 Formula One pre-season testing session got underway yesterday at the Bahrain International circuit, which hosted the first of three days of running in Sakhir. Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc took to the track in the morning session and completed 64 laps (346 km) running the Pirelli C2, C3 and C4 compound tyres. Charles successfully finalized the programme established for him and managed to set the fastest lap of the morning session, with a best lap time of 1’34”531 on the C3 Pirelli tyres.
During the lunch break, the mechanics carried out the usual checks and changed the set-up on the Ferrari F1-75 to suit Carlos Sainz. The Spanish driver hit the track for the afternoon session and added 52 more laps laps (281 km) to Ferrari’s total on Thursday in Sakhir. Carlos also used the C2, C3 and C4 compounds, with a personal best lap time of 1’34”359 on a which was sen on C3s. Overall therefore, Scuderia Ferrari completed 116 laps on the first day of testing, equal to over 627 kilometres.
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Programme. As was the case at the testing session which took place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona last month, the Maranello team focused on several items on the job sheet for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, including car set-up, which is particularly important taking into consideration the fact that the first round of the 2022 Formula 1 championship also takes place at the Bahrain track in just seven days time. Reliability testing was also a key aspect on the agenda, particularly taking into account the high temperatures in Bahrain (air 37 degrees, track 47). Additionally, various solutions were tried to resolve the phenomenon of “porpoising” which is creating problems for all these new generation of Formula 1 cars.
Today follows the same pattern as Thursday: Charles Leclerc will be the first to hit the track, while Carlos Sainz will complete Friday’s afternoon session behind the wheel of the Ferrari F1-75 car.
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