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Sergio Perez drives extended afternoon session in Bahrain

Verstappen not in action, Perez in for an extended afternoon session

22 February at 11:03

Sergio Perez will account for the extended afternoon session on the second test day in Bahrain after losing a lot of time in the shortened morning session. That means Max Verstappen will not drive this afternoon, which was initially scheduled.

Perez drives extended afternoon session, Verstappen in action Friday

"Checo will drive the rest of Thursday in the RB20 after a shortened morning session," reads the team's statement. Therefore, Verstappen will not be in action today. Instead, he will take on the morning or afternoon session on Friday. Which session both drivers will drive on Friday is not yet known.

Perez was plagued by problems in the morning session. The Mexican had problems with an overheated brake, which even briefly caught fire. The session was then halted because Charles Leclerc had driven over a manhole cover, which had become loose after Lewis Hamilton drove over it. For this reason, the afternoon session was extended by an hour.