And welcome to our stay protection for the primary day of the second pre-season take a look at in Bahrain. Technically Components One would need to name this one the primary pre-season take a look at, calling the Barcelona occasion the pre-season observe ‘session’, however allow us to have none of that nonsense in any respect.
The motion will get underneath means very shortly, at 7am GMT and we will probably be right here for all of it. These three days ought to inform us a bit bit extra about what is going on and the true(er) pecking order, with groups ramping up their runs after the primary exploratory days in Spain a few weeks in the past. We must also see a reasonably important quantity of updates and upgrades from the groups, which will probably be attention-grabbing to comply with. It appears like Mercedes have gone much more aggressive of their sidepod design.
One workforce who won’t be on the market firstly of the day is Haas, as they’ve skilled a freight delay. Not best given their tough first take a look at. The American-owned workforce have had a turbulent few weeks with their former Russian driver and former Russian sponsors. In brief: each are out of the door and former Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has been confirmed as Nikita Mazepin’s substitute for 2022. I feel nearly everybody will probably be pleased with that.
It was confirmed that Magnussen signed a multi-year contract with Haas to switch Mazepin and the Dane admitted his shock at being provided a pathway again into Components One.