With barely days remaining for the F1 2023 season to get going, FormulaRapida.net has compiled the stats list from the three-day Bahrain test.

The F1 2023 season is now pretty much well upon us after the three day pre-season test in Bahrain ended last weekend. It has been a well-documented affair with fans seeing the new cars and several new drivers for the first time on TV and F1’s OTT platform.

After the three day test concluded, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez set the fastest time overall on the final day of running. Unsurprisingly, his teammate Max Verstappen was the quickest on Day 1. He almost did so on Day 2, but for a surprise from Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu in the Alfa Romeo to go fastest in the last few minutes of the running.

Verstappen with Aston Martin newbie Fernando Alonso would have made it a double 1-2 finish on Day 1 and Day 2 but for the late run from Guanyu. Even though it is just testing, it was a good omen for the Lawrence Stroll’s team who bounced back well after suffering a sensor issue out of the blocks on Day 1 on the car of Felipe Drugovich.

The Brazilian has a chance to make his F1 debut if the injured Lance Stroll doesn’t recover on time after injuring his hand and wrist while training in Barcelona. Amid the highs of Aston Martin and Red Bull, the Ferrari pair went by quietly with Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. They didn’t set the screens ablaze and seem optimistic about their chances but they know the pace of Red Bull too.

They might be clear of Mercedes, though, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell both indicating of the team needing more. They are away from bouncing which will allow them to work on performance more. They were not so lucky on Day 2 with George Russell after he suffered a hydraulic failure but otherwise they were reliable.

Apart from the strong show from Aston Martin, the other midfield runners like Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri, Haas and Alpine, went through their programme quietly along with Williams. No one apart from the Alfa Romeo pair of Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas showed any faster pace, with AlphaTauri and Haas chipping in with Nyck de Vries and Nico Hulkenberg.

In fact, the former as a team completed the most number of laps across the three days of running, with de Vries just behind Alonso in terms of most laps done.  Overall, most teams were more or less happy with their lot. The big losers if any really have been McLaren who readily admitted they were not entirely happy with their car and completed the lowest number of laps overall.

Both Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were at the bottom pf the pile just ahead of Drugovich who had only two half days of running. Likewise, the performance of Alpine was somewhat low key despite their ambitions at the launch of their car. The French outfit didn’t face lot of troubles but seemingly spent checking extreme set-ups for the season ahead.

Here’s F1 team’s total lap count in descending order:

AlphaTauri – 456

Williams – 439

Ferrari – 417

Haas – 415

Red Bull – 413

Alfa Romeo – 402

Mercedes – 398

Aston Martin- 387

Alpine – 353

McLaren – 312

Here’s F1 drivers’ total lap count in descending order:

Fernando Alonso – 270

Nyck de Vries – 246

Logan Sargeant – 229

Lewis Hamilton – 220

Kevin Magnussen – 219

Carlos Sainz – 218

Alex Albon – 210

Yuki Tsunoda – 210

Sergio Perez – 209

Max Verstappen – 204

Valtteri Bottas – 202

Zhou Guanyu – 200

Charles Leclerc – 199

Nico Hulkenburg – 196

Esteban Ocon – 178

George Russell – 178

Pierre Gasly – 175

Oscar Piastri – 170

Lando Norris – 142

Felipe Drugovich – 117

F1 Power Unit manufacturers’ total lap count in descending order:

Mercedes (four teams) – 1536

Ferrari (three teams) – 1234

Honda RBPT (two teams) – 869

Renault (one team) – 353

Here’s the best times across the three days of running:

Here’s how Day 1 of Bahrain Test panned out

Here’s how Day 2 of Bahrain Test panned out

Here’s how Day 3 of Bahrain Test panned out

Here’s what drivers said after Day 1

Here’s what drivers said after Day 2

Here’s what drivers said after Day 3