Details of the Emilia Romagna GP schedule updates

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It's the second Grand Prix weekend of the F1 2021 season!

So, we're bringing you all the latest ahead of the next race in Italy - the Emilia Romagna GP.

Latest - Verstappen to raise issue with other drivers ahead of Imola GP

Max Verstappen will raise the issue of track limits ahead of the Grand Prix at Imola after he was denied victory for going out of bounds battling Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain season-opener.

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PREPARED FOR BATTLE: It's Verstappen vs Hamilton Round 2 in Italy this weekend

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Verstappen was forced to give his lead back to Hamilton late in the Bahrain GP as the Dutchman was deemed to have exceeded track limits when passing the Briton at Turn 4.

Now in Imola for this weekend' Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Red Bull driver said he was baffled as to why Hamilton didn’t get penalised for exceeding track limits at the same corner, and echoed his Team Principal Christian Horner's calls for consistency.

"We’ll talk about that with the drivers and also with Michael [Masi, FIA Race Director] about it" Verstappen said.

New Imola Weekend Timetable

F1 and the FIA have confirmed changes to the Imola GP schedule in order to respect the funeral service of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh that will take place on Saturday 17th April 2021.

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RED BULL RIVALRY: Mercedes team concerned that their rivals are ahead going into the 2021 F1 season

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Practice 1 - Friday, 16 April - 5am-6am ET / 10am-11am BST / 11am-12pm CET

Practice 2 - Friday, 16 April - 8:30am-9:30am / 1:30pm-2:30pm BST / 2:30pm-3:30pm CET

Practice 3 - Saturday, 17 April - 5am-6am ET / 10am-11am BST / 11am-12pm CET

Qualifying - Saturday, 17 April - 8am-9am / 1pm-2pm BST / 2pm-3pm CET

Race - Sunday, 18 April - 9am-11am ET / 2pm-4pm BST / 3pm-5pm CET

Current F1 Standings

Following the first race of the season, we've got our first look at the World Championship standings.

Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship standings

Pos. Driver Nat. Constructor Pts
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes25
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull18
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes16
4Lando NorrisGBTMcLaren12
5Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull10
6Charles LeclercMONFerrari8
7Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren6
8Carlos Sainz JrESPFerrari4
9Yuki TsunodaJAPAlphaTauri2
10Lance StrollCANAston Martin1

Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi (both Alfa Romeo), Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon (both Alpine), George Russell, Niholas Latifi (both Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), Nikita Mazepin Mick Schumacher (both Haas) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) are yet to score points.

Formula 1 World Constructors' Championship standings

Pos. Constructor Pts
2Red Bull28
6Aston Martin1

Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Williams and Haas are yet to score points.

How you can watch the next F1 race

Here we take a look at how you can watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

You can watch every race, qualifying and practise sessions this season, on Sky Sports F1, which will cost you £18 per month on Sky TV, or £43 per month if you are new to Sky.

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You can also watch all 2021 F1 races using Now TV, which offers Sky Sports Day Passes for £9.98, or monthly passes for £33.99.

Sky Sports Emilia Romagna Schedule

  • Practice 1 - From 10am on Friday, 16 April
  • Practice 2 - From 1:45pm on Friday, 16 April
  • Practice 3 - From 10:45am on Saturday, 17 April
  • Qualifying - From 1pm on Saturday, 17 April
  • Grand Prix Sunday - From 12:30pm (Race from 2pm) on Sunday, 18 April

All times UK.

Extended highlights of the Emilia Romagna GP will also be available on Channel 4.

Channel 4 Emilia Romagna Schedule

  • Qualifying Highlights - 6:30pm-8pm on Saturday, 17 April
  • Grand Prix Highlights - 8:30pm-11pm on Sunday, 18 April

All times UK.

In the USA, it's ESPN that will be providing comprehensive coverage of the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

ESPN Emilia Romagna Schedule

  • Practice 1 - Friday, 16 April - From 5:55am (ESPN 2)
  • Practice 2 - Friday, 16 April - From 8:25am (ESPN U)
  • Practice 3 - Saturday, 17 April - From 5:55am (ESPN 2)
  • Qualifying - Saturday, 17 April - From 7:55am (ESPN 2)
  • Grand Prix Sunday - Sunday, 18 April - From 8:55am (race at 9am) (ESPN)

All times Eastern.

We will update this schedule with exact TV timings once they are released.

Fans situated in the USA can also watch live F1 on YouTube TV, Sling TV and FuboTV.

Emilia Romagna Circuit Guide

Here's what you can expect from the Imola GP circuit.

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OLD-SCHOOL CIRCUIT: The anti-clockwise circuit is very fast, as the drivers put it on the line in iconic corners like the Acque Minerali

Number of Laps: 63

Circuit Lenght: 4.909km

Race Distance: 309.049 km

Lap Record: 1:15.484 Lewis Hamilton (2020)

2021 F1 Race Calendar

Coronavirus-related disruption means that as in the 2020 season, races will be taking place on tracks that don’t usually appear on the circuit.

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RETURN OF THE TRACK: After a long off-season it’s nearly time for racing to resume as the 2021 season kicks off with the Bahrain GP

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Here is the full F1 2021 season schedule:

28 March: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
18 April: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy
2 May: Portuguese Grand Prix, Portimao
9 May: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
23 May: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
6 June: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
13 June: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
27 June: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet
2 July: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
18 July: British Grand Prix, Silverstone
1 August: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
29 August: Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
5 September: Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort
12 September: Italian Grand Prix, Monza
26 September: Russian Grand Prix, Sochi
3 October: Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
24 October: United States Grand Prix, Austin
31 October: Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
7 November: Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo
21 November: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
5 December: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
12 December: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina, UAE

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