Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton filled the top two positions in first practice for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was less than a tenth of a second behind.
The debate on track limits policing rumbles on into the Emilia-Romagna GP after the controversy in Bahrain, but where does the issue go next?
Lewis Hamilton says his past rivalry with fellow multiple times Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel brought him closer to a driver he considers “a great man”.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has called for a second DRS zone to be introduced at Imola to encourage overtaking at the track which is holding the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix this weekend.
Follow the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.
Follow the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix second practice session on RaceFans Live.
Fernando Alonso says he is not sure whether he will continue in his effort to win the Indianapolis 500, and complete the ‘Triple Crown’ of motor racing.
Daniel Ricciardo has apologised for swearing and branding F1’s social media team “idiots” but stands by his concerns over their crash-focused coverage.
Sebastian Vettel praised Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying he outsmarted his rival Max Verstappen.
Charles Leclerc says third place in the 2021 constructors’ championship is a “realistic goal” for Ferrari, who finished sixth last year.
Max Verstappen admitted the Bahrain Grand Prix was a “missed opportunity” for Red Bull, but is confident they will be able to recover the lost points in coming races.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas has been hard at work in the Mercedes simulator since the Bahrain Grand Prix trying to reduce their deficit to Red Bull.
Sergio Perez defended Red Bull’s decision to try to qualify on the medium compound tyres at the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying it was “definitely the right thing to do”.
The policing of track limits will be the same in every session at this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, in contrast to the split approach used in Formula 1’s season-opener.
Formula 1 teams expect rain at Imola this weekend, though there is a good chance of dry conditions during the race.