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Formula 1

F1 to adopt new schedule for Day 3 of testing after drain incident

The changes will see no official lunch break.

Verstappen Piastri Bahrain
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Formula 1 has tweaked the session timings for the final day of pre-season testing following more drain incidents in Bahrain.

Early on Friday morning, the same drain that came loose on Thursday did so again when Sergio Perez ran over it at Turn 11.

A lengthy red flag followed with race director Niels Wittich overseeing operations to repair the broken drain.

As a result of the delay, F1 has taken steps to reschedule the day.

The current plan is for a restart of the session at 11:45am local time - 08:45am UK - and for the session to then run through until 19:00pm local time - 16:00pm UK.

In effect, once the session resumes, it will be a clear run through until the end of the day, minus any further red flag delays.

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