WATCH: What we learned from the second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain


Zhou Guanyu and Alfa Romeo were the pace-setters on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, using soft tyres to mark the first time this week that a Ferrari or Red Bull has not led the way in a session.

Zhou’s headline time aside, Red Bull and Ferrari – 2022’s pace-setters – have been widely tipped by paddock personalities to continue where they left off last year, with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff stating that their “fast” pace is “not a surprise”.

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Meanwhile, McLaren admitted to missing some of their pre-season targets following a low-key start with the MCL60, and Sergio Perez got his first taste of the Red Bull RB19 after watching team mate Max Verstappen complete the full opening day.

Join F1 TV’s Laura Winter, Will Buxton and Jolyon Palmer in the video player above for a review of the second test day, with comments from several drivers and a look ahead to Saturday’s final pre-season sessions.



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