Ferrari were comfortably ahead of Mercedes in practice on Friday but both teams are predicting a close fight for pole position.
Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi have avoided any penalties over the collision between the pair during first practice.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc set the fastest time in the first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, putting his Ferrari almost a second ahead of the closest Mercedes.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen have chosen the same tyre selections for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Antonio Giovinazzi says his Alfa Romeo team mate Kimi Raikkonen is someone he can both learn from and compare himself against in his first full season of Formula 1.
Alfa Romeo has presented its Formula 1 car since 1985 ahead of the start of testing for the new season today.
Antonio Giovinazzi says he is better prepared for his return to F1 with Sauber in 2019 despite having raced little since his two appearances for them last year.
Sauber has confirmed Antonio Giovinazzi will join Kimi Raikkonen in an all-new line-up at the team for the 2019 F1 season.
Lando Norris and Antonio Giovinazzi will drive during Friday’s first practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix weekend.
Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur says Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovinazzi is “on the list” as a candidate to drive for the team in 2019.
Antonio Giovinazzi said he drove with some margin in hand when the track was wet during today’s test to avoid emulating Lance Stroll’s crash.
Antonio Giovinazzi has made his debut as a Ferrari test driver at the team’s Fiorano circuit today.
Leading GP2 driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been given an opportunity to drive Ferrari’s Formula One simulator.