Sakhir, Bahrain – World champion Max Verstappen set the pace as preseason Formula One testing got underway in Bahrain on Thursday.
The Red Bull driver edged out two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, driving an Aston Martin, with the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc tucked in behind.
“We had a good day today, we completed a lot of laps which is what we wanted — almost three Grand Prix’s worth,” Verstappen said.
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