How Red Bull seized control of F1 2021's testing narrative
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How Red Bull seized control of F1 2021's testing narrative

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Red Bull logged the most laps and topped the timesheets after the first day of Formula 1's Bahrain pre-season test as Mercedes had a disappointing start. Drawing early conclusions is always a dangerous game, but plenty of insight can still be gleaned...

Formula 1 is back – but the first day of 2021 pre-season testing at Bahrain proved to be a little different than the recent entries in the historical formbook.

For a start, the test is being held in the Middle East and not the usual Barcelona venue as a result of the 2021 calendar starting in Bahrain thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact on regular sporting schedules. But there is some merit to the argument for a track in this region to always host pre-season testing given the unpredictable weather in Europe at this time of year.

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Series Formula 1
Event Bahrain March testing
Sub-event Friday
Author Alex Kalinauckas