Refresh the page throughout the day/night for all the live action as it happens on the opening day of testing in Bahrain. F1 TV Pro* viewers can watch all the live action from pre-season testing and the entire 2023 season ad-free! 1113: No word yet from Aston Martin on the reason behind their very early stoppage. Not a great start to pre-season testing for Aston Martin. A W14 heading down the pit lane… yip, today's Day One of #F1 pre-season testing https://t.co/WcN9hk18r5 — PlanetF1 (@Planet_F1) February 23, 20230930: Good morning from the Bahrain International Circuit for the first day of pre-season testing.
As Fernando Alonso is reinstated P7 at the United States Grand Prix, the Spaniard says he is carrying no physical hangovers from his 42-G landing. Both drivers are back, feeling fresh, and ready to tackle the challenge that is the Mexican Grand Prix. Certainly, let’s say, it’s normal and natural to feel the way I did. “So I think my future will be, let’s say, I don’t think it’s relative to what others do. “I think I’m probably more focused on just getting back into a good groove and rhythm.5 months ago PlanetF1
Crumbling remains of the Haas Romain Grosjean cheated death inside are about to go on display for the first time, serving a reminder of the deadly consequences in F1. The first ever official Formula 1 exhibition will open in Madrid on March 24, showcasing never-before-seen films, iconic Grand Prix cars and historic relics. Inside, fans will be greeted by the violent sight of Grosjean’s Haas – victim of one of the most terrifying accidents in recent memory at the 2020 Bahrain GP. Find out more 👉 https://t.co/4dqFoqLEbp pic.twitter.com/OuqUALbjpX — F1 Exhibition (@F1Exhibition) February 21, 2023“I had to break the headrest, punching it with my helmet and then I eventually managed to get my helmet through and stand up in the seat. The exhibition will be held at the IFEMA Madrid in the north-eastern part of the Spanish capital, with many ticketing options already sold-out.1 month ago PlanetF1
Otmar Szafnauer believes Red Bull’s budget cap punishment “fits the crime” and wanted to see the sport move on from the saga. “If we’re a half kilogram underweight on track we’re excluded from that particular race so I believe the punishment is a good one. I’m happy that both the FIA and Red Bull have come to their conclusion. They’re happy to move forward and so are we.”It was then put to the Romanian-American that Red Bull had not issued a public apology but he said he was not too interested in that. It’s about having the punishment fit the crime and moving forward.”Szafnauer also provided an insider’s perspective as to how much the wind tunnel time reduction would affect Red Bull and he said that while it was “not insignificant” it will not be crippling.5 months ago PlanetF1
Beating Lewis Hamilton in his first season as a Mercedes driver was an “unbelievable achievement” for George Russell, according to Nico Rosberg. Russell stepped into the second Mercedes this season, the Mercedes junior promoted after three seasons running at the back of the field with Williams. “Lewis is still at his very best so to beat Lewis is just an unbelievable achievement. “That is a whole different story to when you are managing drivers fighting for race win after race win, or even a championship. Leading the race, Russell asked his engineer “are we racing or are we protecting the one-two” to be told they are “allowed to race”.3 months ago PlanetF1
George Russell has admitted that Mercedes look off the pace but have backed his team to make that up over the course of the season. Mercedes finished P13 and P15 on the second day of testing in Bahrain with Russell seeing his time in the car cut short due to a hydraulics issue. As such, Russell admitted that the team looked as if they were “behind” Red Bull but were confident that Mercedes would be able to make up that time as the season progressed. “I think this team has a history of being very good at development throughout a season. “So if I had to tell you right here, right now how it is probably going to pan out next week, I reckon we are going to be a little bit behind Red Bull.1 month ago PlanetF1
2023 F1 testing is here, and that means we got to see all 10 challengers for the new campaign out there on the track. So, let’s take a look at the 10 challengers which will contest the F1 2023 season…Red BullRed Bull were one of the teams that opted for a livery reveal only with their F1 2023 challenger, so there was great intrigue when the covers came off and the real RB19 hit the track. The sidepods were the main point of attraction on the RB19, featuring an undercut that goes up to the middle of the car, a unique feature on the F1 2023 grid. With many expecting the RB19, W14 and Ferrari SF-23 to combine to create a three-way title battle in F1 2023, the pressure is on not to disappoint. AlphaTauriAlphaTauri are a team under pressure in F1 2023, but that pressure is coming from within the family, specifically their sister team Red Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko.1 month ago PlanetF1
In other words, Max won it the Red Bull way. #F1 pic.twitter.com/nfNytbaQsw — Formula 1 (@F1) October 24, 2022Was this Mercedes’ last chance to win a race in 2022? Armed with their final upgrade package of the season, Mercedes had targeted the United States GP as a race where they could finally secure their first win of 2022. Even during their dominant period Mercedes were generally weaker relative to the opposition, notably Red Bull, in the high-altitude conditions of Mexico. What chance of the Red Bull and Ferrari drivers all running into trouble on exactly the same day and opening the door for a Mercedes win?5 months ago PlanetF1