Ferrari establish a scintillating pace in first clinic at the Bahrain Grand Prix, not exactly a second quicker than the fastest Mercedes.
New Ferrari recruit Charles Leclerc had been speediest, 0.263 seconds in front of team-mate Sebastian Vettel along with also 0.974secs quicker than Valtteri Bottas.
World champion Lewis Hamilton was 1.247secs down on Leclerc.
It had been encouraging for Ferrari, that have been away from the pace at the opening race of this season in Australia.
The German team had left handed testing with a lot of the grid they experienced the fastest car but they ended the race in Melbourne a minute behind winner Bottas.
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Ferrari have spent this period since then analysing the data from Melbourne and Vettel said:”There certainly were a lot of thoughts and big analysis. The previous few weeks have been very intense, we have any responses because we never get the possibility to return and replicate.
“We learnt some things about ourselves and also the car that’ll help us to become competitive but we are not able to be capable of making promises. We need to wait patiently and see.”