Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, exits the pit lane

F1 | TEST BAHRAIN, A LOT OF ENGINE PROBLEMS!

Welcome back to the world of formula 1, with the Bahrain 2021 tests!

Nothing striking has happened, but they are still formula 1 tests, here are some highlights.

As for Ferrari, several laps have been completed between Leclerc in the morning and Sainz in the afternoon. The only problem was a good first session in which Charles had to stop the car at the end of turn 4 due to an engine failure.

Aaston Martin also had some problems with the power unit, as Vettel had to stop his new car at the end of the pit lane during the morning, while Stroll was stopped for about 30 minutes due to a problem with the hybrid component of his Aston. Martin.

Mercedes did very little in the first half of testing, again there were engine problems, Bottas was able to complete only 6 laps, while Hamilton laps for 42 laps in the second half. The Stuttgart team has brought a new fund, revolutionary, but seen before, maybe it will be the first gem that will be unveiled for this season, but for now it does not seem to bring so much advantage, in fact for the whole day yesterday Hamilton had problems in the control of the car, it seemed almost uncontrollable, was it due to the wind or the sand on the track? We can’t know, we’ll see how Lewis goes today.

Vertsappen scored the best time, but he too, as the 7-time world champion, made a series of mistakes

As for the other teams, there were no great emotions, Haas was stopped for a long time due to an engine failure, which kept Shumi and Mazepin stationary for many hours. McLaren, Williams, Alfa Romeo as well as the Alpha Tauri have lapped a lot, bringing home many laps completed.

Here is the ranking of Day 1 of testing!

1. Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’30 “674
2. Norris (McLaren) 1’30 “889
3. Ocon (Alpine) 1’31 “146
4. Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’31 “782
5. Sainz (Ferrari) 1’31 “919
6. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1’31 “945
7. Ricciardo (McLaren) 1’32 “203
8. Gasly (AlphaTauri) 1’32 “231
9. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 1’32 “727
10. Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’32 “912
11. Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’33 “242
12. Rakkkonen (A. Romeo) 1’33 “320
13. Vettel (Aston Martin) 1’33 “742
14. Nissany (Williams) 1’34 “789
15. Mazepin (Haas) 1’34 “798
16. Schumacher (Haas) 1’36 “127
17. Bottas (Mercedes) 1’36 “850

Enrico
Sono un ragazzo di 18 anni appassionato di formula 1. Mi piace condividere ciò che penso di questo sport, ed e' il motivo per cui scrivo gli articoli