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Max previews Bahrain testing: 'I prepared well this year'

Published on 22 February 2023 by Niels Hendrix

Next Thursday the three-day Formula 1 test starts in Bahrain, followed by the first Grand Prix of the 2023 season at the same Sakhir circuit a week later. Max Verstappen is scheduled to be behind the wheel on the first day of testing as well as on the Friday afternoon. On Friday morning and Saturday, his Oracle Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez will take on driving duties.

Max says: “I’m feeling nice and relaxed heading into the 2023 season. I had a good break and prepared well this year. Time is so limited at testing so hopefully we have some solid days without too many issues, it’s important to have smooth sessions. The team have worked hard over the winter and I hope the RB19 is another good car to challenge up at the front with but time will tell.”

On Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February, there will be sessions every day from 08:00 to 12:15 and from 13:15 to 17:30 (CET). Viaplay broadcasts live every day, from 7:50 to 18:00 (CET).