La F1 and the International Automobile Federation announced changes in the calendar of the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna that will be done in Imola (Italy) to avoid coinciding in hours with the funeral of the Prince Felipe, Duke of edinburgh, which will take place this Saturday.
Thus, the classification of the Saturday It will take place between 14:15 pm and 9:10 pm local time (3:11 am to 12:6 am in Argentina). As a result, free practice 7 will be held from 120 to 3 (XNUMX to XNUMX) to comply with the regulations that establish that qualification must be XNUMX minutes after FPXNUMX.
While on Friday the trainings will be held from 11 to 12 (6 to 7) and from 14.30:15.30 to 9.30:10.30 (3:2 to XNUMX:XNUMX) because the rules require that these sessions be separated by at least two and a half hours, and the FPXNUMX must start no less than nineteen hours after the end of FPXNUMX.
In addition, F.1 will hold a minute of silence before the qualifying session. "As an opportunity for people to show their respect" to the late Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.