Red Bull’s advantage from testing remains theoretical, and Ferrari’s potential to outpace them in both qualifying and the race has emerged after the SF-24’s strong performance in testing, especially Carlos Sainz’s race simulation, which was the fastest seen in pre-season tests.

Mercedes, Aston Martin, and McLaren seem a step behind, but only by a tenth or two, which could favor Fernando Alonso for a successful weekend. Alonso excels in such conditions and is one of the few drivers capable of reaching the podium from fifth or sixth on the grid.

The upper midfield could witness one of the most interesting battles in recent years, though Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez initially appear as favorites.

Where to watch the 2023 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on TV and online?
The 2024 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix will be available on DAZN F1. You can also follow the event at the Sakhir circuit on Movistar+, through the DAZN F1 channel (dial 69). Of course, you can also follow everything happening at the first event of 2024 live through and Radio MARCA.

2024 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Dates
Ramadan, beginning on March 10, has led to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the year’s second GP, being moved to March 7-8-9. This adjustment ensures that the start of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting for Muslims commemorating the revelation of the Quran, does not affect the return of F1 teams and fans on Sunday, March 10, to their home countries.

Since F1 logistics require a week to move from one Grand Prix to the next, the Bahrain GP was also moved up to allow seven days between the two events for everything to be perfectly organized. Therefore, both in Sakhir and Jeddah, track activity starts on Thursday, not Friday, as is traditional.