Bahrain pre-season test: Day 2
"We're looking forward to catching-up on some mileage tomorrow"
Bahrain International Circuit, Friday 11 March
Hear from McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris, and Executive Director, Technical, James Key, after Day 2 of the pre-season test.
|Best laptime||1m34.609s (8th)|
LANDO NORRIS, #4
“It’s been as good a day as it could be. There’s still a few problems that we’re working to resolve so, again, we made the most of what we could today. I don’t have a feeling for the longer runs yet, but on the short runs we’ve made some improvements again and did further aero tests. It’s been difficult with the wind changing so much and the sand getting blown onto the track. Despite the challenges we’ve made the most of what we could do today.”
JAMES KEY, Executive Director, Technical
“We had a bit of a slow start this morning, recovering from a couple of issues on our car. However, this stabilised and when we got going, we learned a lot from our time on track. The setup work we’ve done has been productive and interesting, given how different this circuit is to Barcelona. We ran through a programme of test items, which went well and as predicted, and undertook further aerodynamic measurements. Lando’s feedback was precise and helpful, and that allowed us to make good progress today as we evolved our understanding of the car and introduced new developments. We’re looking forward to catching-up on some mileage tomorrow on the final day of pre-season testing, and then turning our focus to the first race of the 2022 season.”
Today's official testing times
|1||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1:33.207s||60 laps|
|2||Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||1:33.532s||60 laps|
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||1:34.011s||86 laps|
|4||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1:34.064s||70 laps|
|5||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:34.141s||47 laps|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Alpine||1:34.276s||111 laps|
|7||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:34.366s||54 laps|
|8||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:34.609s||60 laps|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:36.020s||46 laps|
|10||Yuki Tsonoda||AlphaTauri||1:36.802s||120 laps|
|11||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||1:36.987s||25 laps|
|12||Mick Schumacher||Haas||1:37.846s||23 laps|
|13||George Russell||Mercedes||1:38.585s||67 laps|
|14||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:39.845s||12 laps|
|15||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||1:39.984s||48 laps|
Three days (Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 March 2022).
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