Lewis Hamilton ahead of everyone in Bahrain

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Formula 1, free practice

On the first school day of Formula One 2024, Mercedes è showed aggressive during free practice. Lewis Hamilton dominated the second round, with a time of 1'30''374. Teammate George Russell followed closely, placing second just 206 thousandths behind.

Fernando Alonso showed that the Aston Martin has a solid base, taking third place just 286 thousandths behind the leader, while Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz è finished fourth, 395 thousandths behind the Briton who will take his place in a year’s time.

McLaren, despite expectations, took a step back, with Oscar Piastri finishing fifth. Max Verstappen has not yet shown the full potential of his Red Bull stopping in sixth position, 477 thousandths away from the top.

Nico Hulkenberg and Lance Stroll both made significant progress, also overtaking Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who è ranked only ninth at 0''739 from the leader. Sergio Perez with the other Red Bull rounded out the top ten in the standings.

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