This weekend F1 returns to action with the second edition of Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna, a competition that debuted last year at the Máxima and that has the Italian circuit of Imola as the stage.
The competition will start on Sunday at 15 (10 from Argentina), although the activity on Friday and Saturday suffered schedule changes to avoid overlaps with the funeral of the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The circuit is quite narrow on a multitude of points, which complicates overtaking and puts the emphasis on strategy. The tactics used last year were influenced by a late appearance of the safety car (coupled with an interruption at the start), and that allowed the winner, the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) use all three compounds (starting with the middle).
If the neutralizations had not occurred, the option to a single stop would have been the majority, especially if we consider the long time that is invested in the pit lane (25 seconds).
Despite being resurfaced before the 2020 Grand Prix, Imola (a track that turns counterclockwise) has not lost its bumpy surface and some very tall pianos, circumstances that punish both drivers and single-seaters.
GRAND PRIZE SCHEDULE OF EMILIA ROMAGNA 2021
|16/04||Practice 1||11.00 to 12.00||06.00 to 07.00||04.00 to 05.00||04.00 to 05.00|
|Practice 2||14.30 to 15.30||09.30 to 10.30||07.30 to 08.30||07.30 to 08.30|
|17/04||Practice 3||11.00 to 12.00||06.00 to 07.00||04.00 to 05.00||04.00 to 05.00|
|Classification||14.00 to 15.00||09.00 to 10.00||07.00 to 08.00||07.00 to 08.00|
THIS IS THE IMOLA CIRCUIT
Extension: 4.909 meters.
GP total distance: 309 km.
Number of curves: 19 (10 on the left and 9 on the right).
Distance from pole to braking of the first corner: 605 meters.
Number of changes per lap: 40.
Maximum speed: 329 km / h.
Fuel consumption: Medium.
Maximum lateral force: 5 at turn 11.
DRS zones: Between curves 19 and 2.
Ideal sectors for overpass: Curves 2 and 14 braking.
Absolute record: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), 1: 13.609 to 240,085 km / h in Q3 of the 2020 GP.
LAST 10 RACES IN IMOLA
|YEAR||BIG PRIZE||PILOT (NAC)||TEAM|
|1998||San Marino||David Coulthard (GBR)||McLaren|
|1999||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2000||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2001||San Marino||Ralf Schumacher (ALE)||Williams|
|2002||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2003||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2004||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2005||San Marino||Fernando Alonso (ESP)||Renault|
|2006||San Marino||Michael Schumacher (ALE)||Ferrari|
|2020||Emilia Romagna||Lewis Hamilton (ING)||Mercedes|
BUILDERS CUP: 1) Mercedes, 41 points; 2) Red Bull Honda, 28; 3) McLaren Mercedes, 18; 4) Ferrari, 12; 5) AlphaTauri Honda, 2; 6) Aston Martin Mercedes, 1.
The activity of the Máxima in Latin America is broadcast by ESPN y Fox Premium Action. Fox Sport 3, meanwhile, it will broadcast the Grand Prix on a delayed basis. If you are a true fan of F.1, you may be interested in subscribing to F1TV, the platform of official streaming of the category that has different services according to the chosen subscription.