WATCH: Ride onboard with Perez as he sets the fastest lap of 2023 pre-season testing
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez lit up the timesheets under the lights at Sakhir – and we have the spectacular onboard footage.
Saturday saw Perez set the fastest time of the 2023 pre-season test in Bahrain – where next week’s season-opening Grand Prix will be held. He drove the Red Bull RB19 for the whole of Saturday, notching up 133 laps for Red Bull.
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The Mexican equipped soft tyres and blazed around the circuit in 1m 30.305s, two-tenths quicker than last year’s pole position time, as the session neared its end, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton 0.3s back.
“I think the team has done a tremendous job. Back in Milton Keynes, all the factory has been working really hard over the winter. We’ve certainly got a good base car,” said Perez.
Watch the footage of the lap in the video player above.