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The 2024 Formula 1 season is set to begin with its sole pre-season testing that starts in Bahrain on Wednesday, February 21. The season's first race is set to take place next weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit, where the ten teams in Formula 1 will take the circuit to unleash beyond potential. The test will take place over three days, and each of the 10 teams will be running one car per day. 

The track will be open for testing from 7 am GMT (12:30 pm IST) to 4 PM GMT (9:30 pm IST) with an hour-long lunch break. Teams will be allowed to send the drivers as much as they would like for three days with the testing ending at 4 pm GMT (9:30 pm IST) on Friday, February 23. 

Formula 1 released the driver lineup for the testing on Wednesday, which is as follows: 

Red Bull

Day One: AM Max Verstappen, PM Max Verstappen

Day Two: AM Sergio Perez/PM Max Verstappen

Day Three: AM Sergio Perez/PM Sergio Perez

Mercedes

Day One: AM George Russell/PM George Russell

Day Two: AM Lewis Hamilton/PM Lewis Hamilton

Day Three: AM Lewis Hamilton/PM George Russell

Ferrari

Day One: AM Charles Leclerc/PM Carlos Sainz

Day Two: TBC

Day Three: TBC

McLaren

Day One: AM Oscar Piastri/PM Lando Norris

Day Two: AM Oscar Piastri/PM Lando Norris

Day Three: AM Lando Norris/PM Oscar Piastri

Aston Martin

Day One: AM Fernando Alonso/PM Lance Stroll

Day Two: TBC

Day Three: TBC

Alpine

Day One: AM Esteban Ocon/PM Pierre Gasly

Day Two: AM Pierre Gasly/PM Esteban Ocon

Day Three: AM Esteban Ocon/PM Pierre Gasly

Williams

Day One: AM Alex Albon/ PM Logan Sargeant

Day Two: AM Logan Sargeant/ PM Logan Sargeant

Day Three: AM Alex Albon/ AM Alex Albon

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Day One: AM Yuki Tsunoda/ PM Daniel Ricciardo

Day Two: TBC

Day Three: TBC

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Day One: AM Valtteri Bottas/PM Zhou Guanyu

Day Two: AM Zhou Guanyu/PM Valtteri Bottas

Day Three: AM Valtteri Bottas/PM Zhou Guanyu

Haas

Day One: AM Kevin Magnussen/PM Nico Hulkenberg

Day Two: AM Nico Hulkenberg/PM Kevin Magnussen

Day Three: AM Kevin Magnussen/PM Nico Hulkenberg

There is no official broadcaster for the Indian fans; however, they would be able to catch up with the live coverage of the testing on F1 TV app. The subscription packages are priced at ₹299 monthly and ₹2499 annually.