KartCMP1: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix pre-race notes

2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Sunday - LAT images

Formula 1 heads to Italy this weekend for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the historic Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

The storylines are a buzz heading into race two in Italy.

Race Information

2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Autodromo Internazionale Enzo E Dino Ferrari

  • Date: 16-18 April 2021
  • Circuit Length: 4.909km
  • Race Distance: 309.267km
  • Number of laps: 63
  • Fastest Lap: 1:13.609 – Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 2020
  • Official Lap Record: 1:15.484 – Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2020
  • Turns: 19 (10 left, 9 right)
  • DRS Zones: 1
  • Tire Compounds: C2-Hard | C3-Medium | C4-Soft

Top Stories

  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix timetable altered to respect Prince Philip funeral
  • High’s of 13⁰C, a chilly forecast with a small chance of rain on Sunday awaits
  • Teams agree on financial terms for sprint qualifying
  • Alpine promise “pretty decent update package” for Emilia Romagna GP
  • Imola circuit president Giancarlo Minardi keen on permanent F1 race slot
  • Prince Khalid: Jeddah circuit is going to beat Monaco
  • Monaco Grand Prix to go ahead with fans
  • Wolff hopes Hamilton stays with Mercedes in 2022
  • Alfa Romeo engineers are now being pushed onto 2022 project
  • Mike Elliot to replace Allison as Mercedes Technical Director

Top Quotes

  • Max Verstappen [Red Bull] | “I am motivated to try and win every single race.”
  • Toto Wolff [Mercedes] | “We may have won the first round, but we’re under no illusions that this will be a straightforward season. The car is still lacking pace over a single lap and Red Bull appear to have the edge right now. We’re pushing hard to close the gap, and this is a challenge we relish.”
  • Guenther Steiner [Haas] | “I think the two drivers did a good job over the course of the weekend. Obviously, in the race Nikita spun out and damaged the car, and Mick spun once too – but the whole weekend for them was a learning phase. We need to do more of it, and as many laps as possible, with all that we’ll be fine. It was one weekend from 23. We need to get better and better, work on getting more laps in, and keep learning – that’s the mission.”
  • Luca de Meo [Alpine] | “Renault is Fernando’s home, but I want him to use his experience to help us all grow. He has a different role to the one from 15 years ago. He’s the Godfather of everybody. The only thing I’m asking him is to help us become a top team because it’s about attitude and mindset. And he has it.”
  • Zak Brown [McLaren] | “I don’t know how to run an F1 team, it’s not my competency. That’s what Andreas is awesome at. So my job is to give him the freedom, the support, and the financial resources to allow him to do his thing. So Andreas has full authority to run the F1 team as he sees fit.”

Memorable Emilia Romagna / San Marino Grand Prix Moments

  • Kyvat pass on Leclerc | 2020
  • “Tell the track workers to get off the track” – Vettel | 2020
  • Alonso Arrives – Alonso v. Schumacher | 2005
  • “You know, you gotta either be blind or stupid to not see me, but you know it’s racing” – Montoya | 2004
  • Michael Schumacher first Ferrari pole position and 3 wheel finish | 1996
  • F1’s darkest weekend – Ronald Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna | 1994
  • The rivalry – Prost v. Senna | 1989 & 1985
  • Six cars run out of fuel in the closing stages | 1985
  • The Boycott | 1982
  • The fall out – Gilles Villeneuve v. Didier Pironi | 1982

Race Stewards

  • Tim Mayer | FIA Steward
  • Silvia Bellot | FIA Women In Motorsport Ambassador
  • Tom Kristensen | Nine Times Le Mans Winner
  • Iacopo Arcangeli | Chairman Of Stewards For The Italian F1 Championship

2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Results

  1. Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | 1:28:32.430
  2. Valtteri Bottas | Mercedes | +5.783
  3. Daniel Ricciardo | Renault | +14.320
  4. Daniil Kvyat | AlphaTauri Honda | +15.141
  5. Charles Leclerc | Ferrari | 1:28:51.541 | +19.111
  6. Sergio Perez | Racing Point Mercedes | +19.652
  7. Carlos Sainz | McLaren Renault | +20.230
  8. Lando Norris | McLaren Renault | +21.131
  9. Kimi Raikkonen | Alfa Romeo Ferrari | +22.224
  10. Antonio Giovinazzi | Alfa Romeo Ferrari | +26.398
  11. Nicholas Latifi | Williams Mercedes | +27.135
  12. Sebastian Vettel | Ferrari | +28.453
  13. Lance Stroll | Racing Point Mercedes | +29.163
  14. Romain Grosjean | Haas Ferrari | +32.935
  15. Alexander Albon | Red Bull Racing Honda | +57.284
  16. George Russell | Williams Mercedes | DNF
  17. Max Verstappen | Red Bull Racing Honda | DNF
  18. Kevin Magnussen | Haas Ferrari | DNF
  19. Esteban Ocon | Renault | DNF
  20. Pierre Gasly | AlphaTauri Honda | DNF

Emilia Romagna / San Marino Grand Prix Previous Five Winners

  • 2020 Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes
  • 2006 Michael Schumacher | Ferrari
  • 2005 Fernando Alonso | Renault
  • 2004 Michael Schumacher | Ferrari
  • 2003 Michael Schumacher | Ferrari

F1 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Top Five

  1. Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | 1:32:03.897
  2. Max Verstappen | Red Bull Racing Honda | +0.745
  3. Valtteri Bottas | Mercedes | +37.383
  4. Lando Norris | McLaren Mercedes | +46.466
  5. Sergio Perez | Red Bull Racing Honda | +52.047

Best Driver

  • Lewis Hamilton

Best Team

  • Mercedes

“UH-OH”s

  • Nikita Mazepin
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • The FIA

“Way To Go”s

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Max Verstappen
  • Yuki Tsunoda

2021 Drivers’ Championship Standings

  1. 25 | Lewis Hamilton
  2. 18 | Max Verstappen
  3. 16 | Valtteri Bottas
  4. 12 | Lando Norris
  5. 10 | Sergio Perez
  6. 8  | Charles Leclerc
  7. 6  | Daniel Ricciardo
  8. 4  | Carlos Sainz
  9. 2  | Yuki Tsunoda
  10. 1  | Lance Stroll
  11. 0  | Kimi Raikkonen
  12. 0  | Antonio Giovinazzi
  13. 0  | Esteban Ocon
  14. 0  | George Russell
  15. 0  | Sebastian Vettel
  16. 0  | Mick Schumacher
  17. 0  | Pierre Gasly
  18. 0  | Nicholas Latifi
  19. 0  | Fernando Alonso
  20. 0  | Nikita Mazepin

2021 Constructors’ Championship Standings

  1. 41 | Mercedes
  2. 28 | Red Bull Racing Honda
  3. 18 | McLaren Mercedes
  4. 12 | Ferrari
  5. 2  | AlphaTauri Honda
  6. 1  | Aston Martin Mercedes
  7. 0  | Alfa Romeo Ferrari
  8. 0  | Alpine Renault
  9. 0  | Williams Mercedes
  10. 0  | Haas Ferrari