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F1 2023

What time does 2023 Formula 1 winter testing in Bahrain start?

F1 pre-season testing officially kickstarts on Thursday for three days, giving the teams some limited time before the first race of the season in Bahrain.

2022 Pre Season Testing Spain Day 1
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After a long winter break in Formula 1, we finally get to see cars back out on track as they complete pre-season testing at Bahrain this week.

All 10 teams will run their cars during the sessions over the course of three days between Thursday 23 February and Saturday 25 February.

Check out all you need to know about pre-season testing.

What time do F1 test days start?

For 2023 the teams will be given even less testing time compared to 2022, with only six sessions split into three days of action.

On Thursday 23 February the cars will roll out of the pit lane for the first time at 07:00 GMT, which will be 10:00 local time in Bahrain.

There will be an hour lunch break each day between 11:15 and 12:15 GMT, during which time there will be press conferences for drivers and team bosses.

Then the action will resume at 12:15 until 16:30 GMT. RacingNews365.com will be present throughout the weekend to provide all the reaction from the teams and report what is happening on track.

Check out the full timetable for the weekend below.

F1 Winter Testing Bahrain 2023 Timetable

Session Date Time (GMT)
Morning session day 1 Thursday 23 February 07:00 - 11:15
Afternoon session day 1 Thursday 23 February 12:15 - 16:30
Morning session day 2 Friday 24 February 07:00 - 11:15
Afternoon session day 2 Friday 24 February 12:15 - 16:30
Morning session day 3 Saturday 25 February 07:00 - 11:15
Afternoon session day 3 Saturday 25 February 12:15 - 16:30

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