Carlos Sainz Leads Day 2 of Bahrain Test

February 22, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Calros Sainz picked up the pace on day 2 of testing in Bahrain to top the table. Only 17 drivers participated on day 2. Max Verstappen, Alex Albon and George Russell all sat out of day 2. The morning session was cut short after a drain cover came up and concrete debris littered the track. When the the debris was cleared the drivers got back to business with Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez logging over 120 laps each.

The afternoon session was extended one hour for the lost time in the morning. Despite this Sainz was still able to edge a 0.7s advantage over Sergio Perez’s fastest lap. Sainz has had an up and down off season. His future at Ferrari is done after this season with the signing of Hamilton. 2024 is his year to prove he has what it takes to make one last run at the title and secure a seat for 2025. Tomorrow is the third and final day of testing.

Results from Day 2 of Testing

1Carlos SainzFerrari1:29.921 84
2Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing1:30.679+0.758s129
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:31.066+1.145s123
4Lando NorrisMclaren1:31.256+1.335s52
5Daniel RicciardoRB1:31.361+1.440s88
6Charles LeclercFerrari1:31.750+1.829s54
7Lance StrollAston Martin1:32.029+2.108s96
8Esteban OconAlpine1:32.061+2.140s78
9Valtteri BottasSauber1:32.227+2.306s97
10Oscar PiastriMclaren1:32.328+2.407s35
11Logan SargeantWilliams1:32.578+2.657s117
12Fernando AlonsoAston Martin1:33.053+3.132s31
13Zhou GuanyuSauber1:33.715+3.794s38
14Pierre GaslyAlpine1:33.804+3.883s33
15Kevin MagnussenHaas1:36.611+6.690s93
16Nico HulkenbergHaas1:37.509+7.588s31
17Yuki TsunodaRB1:38.074+8.153s40