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Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing Technical Gallery

The fleet of 2024 Formula 1 cars burst into life in Bahrain this week as pre-season testing got under way. It gave a chance to take first glances at some of the main technical developments each team made over the winter, building on what they shared (or didn’t) during their respective season launches.

Here is our technical gallery from Bahrain International Circuit, which will be updated as the event goes on. It includes detail of the Red Bull RB20’s intriguing new sidepod inlet that is much narrower than the design that featured on last year’s championship-winning RB19.

Red Bull RB20 sidepod inlet detail, showing narrow horizontal opening and even thinner vertical opening tucked into body
Mercedes W15 rear suspension detail. The Brackley-based team has switched to a pushrod layout on the rear for 2024
Right-front corner of Aston Martin AMR24. The Mercedes-engined car completed 133 laps between its two drivers on day one
Alpine A524 image showing the extent of the sidepod undercut and the channel carved into the top of the sidepod
Ferrari has put a lot of effort into rear wing design to try and regain some ground against Red Bull which had optimal DRS
Haas front wing includes a new wavy element on the outside of each endplate
Red Bull set a warning shot to the paddock on the first day of testing, as Max Verstappen went more than a second clear
Testing gave teams the chance to gather airflow data around the car using tiny probes fitted on aero rakes
The Mercedes rear wing has been a point of interest. It features a carbon fibre attachment to the upper flap that has come under scrutiny for potentially adding a different type of air vortex. The team states that it liaised with the FIA on the detail
Detail of the components inside the nose of the Sauber C44
The renamed RB squad switched to a pull-rod front suspension, the same concept used by its parent team Red Bull
Williams was the last team to shake down its car. Day one of testing yielded a fuel pump failure and a driveshaft issue



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