Sainz fastest, Sargeant strong on Day 2 of Formula 1 testing


SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jr. was fastest in the morning session of Formula One testing Friday and American driver Logan Sargeant showed solid pace for Williams.

Sainz set the fastest time so far over two days of testing. Sargeant was only .063 seconds adrift with a time set on the softest and fastest tires.

Of the 10 drivers on track in the morning session, Sergio Perez was seventh-fastest for Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton eighth for Mercedes.

Times set in testing offer only a rough guide to a teams’ true pace for the season with the cars often set up in very different ways, sometimes with heavy fuel loads to imitate a full race distance. Title contenders may try to hide their actual pace from rivals, while smaller teams may chase publicity by aiming for fast times over a single lap.


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