It's the second Grand Prix weekend of the F1 2021 season!
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.
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.
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
|2||Max Verstappen||NED||Red Bull||18|
|5||Sergio Perez||MEX||Red Bull||10|
|8||Carlos Sainz Jr||ESP||Ferrari||4|
|10||Lance Stroll||CAN||Aston Martin||1|
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
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.
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.
Emilia Romagna Circuit Guide
Here's what you can expect from the Imola GP circuit.
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.
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