• Pre-season lap times 'a surprise', says Pirelli's Isola

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    Pirelli Motorsport director Mario Isola has admitted that the fast lap times posted by teams during three days of pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit had come as a bit of a surprise.
    Although there had been no major changes to the technical regulations over the winter, there were still some tweaks made to tackle last year's problems with 'porpoising'.
    This had been expected to cut about half a second off the lap times of this year's cars at the start of the season - but that certainly wasn't the case when the 2023 models hit the track for this first time this week.
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  • Going by the numbers: Analysing pre-season testing

    Going by the numbers: Analysing pre-season testing

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    Three days of pre-season testing have come to a finish, amounting to 25 and a half hours of track time and an impressive combined count of 3992 laps of the 15-turn, 5.412km Bahrain International Circuit completed.
    On the face of it there seems no question that Red Bull have come out firmly on top, with Max Verstappen topping the first day's timesheets and Sergio Perez producing the quickest lap of anyone in the test with his time of 1:30.305s.
    But does that mean 2023 is going to be another Red Bull rout? The fastest time doesn't always tell the whole story, especially not this early on...
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