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F1 testing 2023: Friday driver lineup in Bahrain as day two schedule confirmed

F1 testing 2023: Friday driver lineup in Bahrain as day two schedule confirmed

Formula One pre-season testing in Bahrain continues with day two on Friday.

Double F1 world champion Max Verstappen headed out on the first day for Red Bull with Carlos Sainz, George Russell and Charles Leclerc also out on track before Lewis Hamilton starts day two behind the wheel.

Each day is split into morning and afternoon sessions with most teams dividing their track time evenly between their drivers. However, Lance Stroll will miss Aston Martin’s test after injuring himself in a cycling accident, handing F2 champion Felipe Drugovich the chance to partner Fernando Alonso, the Spaniard scheduled for the entire Friday running.

F1 2023 testing driver lineup

Red Bull

  • Friday AM: Max Verstappen

  • Friday PM: Sergio Perez

  • Saturday AM & PM: Sergio Perez

Ferrari

  • Friday AM: Carlos Sainz

  • Friday PM: Charles Leclerc

  • Saturday AM: Charles Leclerc

  • Saturday PM: Carlos Sainz

Mercedes

  • Friday AM: Lewis Hamilton

  • Friday PM: George Russell

  • Saturday AM: George Russell

  • Saturday PM: Lewis Hamilton

In pictures: Every new F1 car for 2023 season

In pictures: Every new F1 car for 2023 season: (Mercedes/Ferrari/Red Bull)
In pictures: Every new F1 car for 2023 season: (Mercedes/Ferrari/Red Bull)
Red Bull RB19: (AP)
Red Bull RB19: (AP)
Scuderia Ferrari SF-23: (PA)
Scuderia Ferrari SF-23: (PA)
Mercedes W14: (PA)
Mercedes W14: (PA)
Alpine’s two designs for the A523: (AFP via Getty Images)
Alpine’s two designs for the A523: (AFP via Getty Images)
McLaren MCL60: (McLAREN/AFP via Getty Images)
McLaren MCL60: (McLAREN/AFP via Getty Images)
Aston Martin AMR23: (ASTON MARTIN/AFP via Getty Image)
Aston Martin AMR23: (ASTON MARTIN/AFP via Getty Image)
Williams FW45: (PA)
Williams FW45: (PA)
AlphaTauri AW23: (Getty Images for AlphaTauri)
AlphaTauri AW23: (Getty Images for AlphaTauri)
Alfa Romeo C43: (PA)
Alfa Romeo C43: (PA)
Haas VF-23: (Haas F1)
Haas VF-23: (Haas F1)

Alpine

  • Friday AM: Esteban Ocon

  • Friday PM: Pierre Gasly

  • Saturday AM: Pierre Gasly

  • Saturday PM: Esteban Ocon

McLaren

  • Friday AM: Lando Norris

  • Friday PM: Oscar Piastri

  • Saturday AM: Oscar Piastri

  • Saturday PM: Lando Norris

Alfa Romeo

  • Friday AM & PM: Guanyu Zhou

  • Saturday AM & PM: Valtteri Bottas

Aston Martin

  • Friday AM & PM: Fernando Alonso

  • Saturday: TBC

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Haas

  • Friday AM: Kevin Magnussen

  • Friday PM: Nico Hulkenberg

  • Saturday AM: Nico Hulkenberg

  • Saturday PM: Kevin Magnussen

AlphaTauri

  • Friday AM: Yuki Tsunoda

  • Friday PM: Nyck de Vries

  • Saturday AM: Nyck de Vries

  • Saturday PM: Yuki Tsunoda

Williams

  • Friday AM & PM: Logan Sargeant

  • Saturday AM & PM: Alex Albon