F1 Bahrain Test Photo Gallery, Results: All 18 Cars That Turned Laps on Day 1

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F1 Bahrain Test Photo Gallery, Monday Test ResultsPeter Fox - Formula 1 - Getty Images

Formula 1 is back, baby!

A total of 18 cars turned laps in Bahrain on Monday as F1 kicked off its annual three-day preseason test. Results, which can be taken with a grain of salt as each team is on its own schedule with its own objectives, looked rather familiar. Defending F1 champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull topped the leaderboard, Ferrari was a close second.

"It feels good to be back in an F1 car again and I had fun out on track today," said Verstappen, who won 19 of 21 races last season. "We covered a lot of laps and tried quite a few things with the car, which was important, so happy overall with how it went.


"After the winter break, the first few laps always surprise you a little but then you get back into the swing of things pretty quickly. Overall, the car was responding well and considering this was only testing we had a nice day. Looking to tomorrow, we are speaking to our engineers about what the plans will be, but I am looking forward to getting into the car in the afternoon."

As for the Americans, American driver Logan Sargeant was a solid 11th for Williams in the 18-car field. The American-based Haas team brought up the rear, with Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg scoring 17th and 18th quickest.

"We didn’t get through everything we wanted to do today but it wasn’t all negative," Florida native Sargeant said. "The car is different so that takes some ironing out in a positive way. While it’s the direction we needed to head with the car, there are some balance issues that we still need to tune out but it has taken away a lot of the big issues we had last year. It’s just about managing the new way the car needs to be set up and driven, so once we figure it out, it’ll be a better car.

"For the moment, I’ve only done 21 laps, so I’m looking forward to a whole day in the car tomorrow. Hopefully, we can understand the issues we had today and get on top of them.

Two cars—the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull of Sergio Perez—did not practice on Monday.

"I’m really happy to be back behind the wheel," said McLaren's Lando Norris, who was second quickest. "Our first test with the new car felt very enjoyable and it was reliable on track, so all in all, a positive day.

"We worked through a number of items during the session, as expected in testing, sticking to the plan and executing it well. There are still two long days of testing ahead of us and still a lot to improve and set up, but it’s all moving in the right direction. I am looking forward to driving again tomorrow and continuing to put the MCL38 through its paces.”

Here's a look at all 18 cars that hit the track running on Monday:

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 1:31:334

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Lando Norris, McLaren, 1:32.484

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Carlos Sainz, Ferrari, 1:32.584

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Daniel Ricciardo, RB,1:32.599

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Pierre Gasly, Alpine, 1:32.805

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Lance Stroll, Aston Martin, 1:33.007

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