he first test of the 2022 Formula One season is complete – with attention now turning to Bahrain’s pre-season event next week.
A pair of three-day events will provide an early view on which teams and drivers have got into gear following a major rule overhaul ahead of the new campaign and the respective car launches.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen prepare for another duel for the title, with that record eighth crown still firmly in the veteran Brit’s sights after his controversial defeat in Abu Dhabi.
It was the Brit who topped the timesheets, ahead of George Russell, in Barcelona as Sergio Perez and Verstappen made do with third and fourth, respectively, in their Red Bulls.
When is the Bahrain F1 test?
The second test will take place between Thursday March 10 and Saturday March 12, 2022, at Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain. Each day will feature eight hours of running, split into a morning and afternoon session with a one-hour lunch break.
The Middle Eastern track virtually guarantees good conditions for extensive running while the circuit will also host the season opener, on March 20.
Where can I watch the Bahrain F1 test?
TV channel: Unlike the first test, the Bahrain F1 test will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports’ F1 channel.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also follow via the Sky Go app.
Who will be driving in the Bahrain F1 test?
The teams will release their full driver schedule ahead of the test.
Days are split into two sessions with a morning and afternoon run, which typically see each driver given the wheel for one session a day. Young drivers are also likely to feature at points.