#F1Testing #BahrainGP Pit Lane GOSSIP: Dan Ric signed ‘Letter of Intent’ to Ferrari for 2019. 1 Hour; opening practice session isn’t particularly representative

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The opening practice session isn’t particularly representative of the business end of the weekend given that, unlike P2, qualifying and the race, it takes place in total daylight – but the running time will be nonetheless very valuable for those teams eyeing immediate performance improvements after Melbourne.

Two thirds of the way through Practice One and Max Verstappenremains marooned on two laps.

Daniel Ricciardo has completed only eight himself in the other RB14 and is down in 18th place.

Mercedes, meanwhile, have a combined lap count tally closer to 30 laps.