RACE DEBRIEF

    WATCH: The F1 drivers give us a taste of racing 2023-style in the final moments of Bahrain testing

    The F1 drivers have endured a long winter deprived of their favourite pastime – racing. And with the clock ticking down in the final moments of 2023 pre-season testing, the drivers let themselves off the leash with a little bit of sparring around the Bahrain International Circuit…

    With a test run of the starting procedure having been carried out as pre-season running for 2023 entered its final 15 minutes, the likes of McLaren’s Lando Norris, Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas – who stopped out on track earlier in the day – and testing’s fastest man Sergio Perez then afforded themselves the opportunity to practise getting their elbows out down into Turn 1.

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    A scrap around the remainder of the lap followed – giving fans a tantalising taste of what’s to come in just eight days’ time when the Bahrain Grand Prix gets the 2023 F1 season under way.

    Enjoy the dummy run for the race in the video up top.