2023 Bahrain Grand Prix
- Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
- F1 World Championship
“It’s only testing, you can never read too much into the times.”
Repurposing such a stereotypical quote might well come back to bite in future years, but as far as this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix goes, the impression from testing was spot on.
The Red Bull came out of the box and was instantly the class of the field, and while Ferrari and Mercedes remained closely-matched, there was a new presence in the mix in the form of Aston Martin. Second, third or fourth quickest depending on which team you spoke to, but Aston was definitely up there.
Permanent road course
Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren MP4-20-Mercedes-Benz), 1m31.447, 132.392 mph, F1, 2005
First Race2004 Bahrain Grand Prix