2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Where to Watch and What Time Is F1 Free Practice?

Published 04/09/2021, 12:32 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during the race Pool via Reuters/Miguel Medina


Next weekend, the F1 community touches down at Imola for the Emilia Romagna GP. As always, the race weekend kicks off at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Free Practice 1 and 2 begin on Friday, followed by FP3 and qualifying on Saturday, and the race on Sunday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The first session starts at 11:30am local time, which means that UK fans can tune in at 10:30am. However, fans in the United States will have to be up at the crack of dawn, as FP1 starts at 5:30am. FP2 begins at 3:00pm local time, so fans in Great Britain can catch the action at 2:00pm, while US fans will be able to watch at 9:00am. Finally, the final practice on Saturday is at 12:00pm local time, 11:00am in the UK and 6:00am in the US.

Where can fans watch the Emilia Romagna GP?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

As always, Sky Sports holds the exclusive rights to broadcasting the race. The British TV broadcaster can air all three practice sessions live, while Channel 4 will have to settle for showing highlights.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This season, Lewis Hamilton is on a mission to break the record for the most F1 titles. However, the likes of Max Verstappen will be hot on his heels and keen to stop him. Already, Hamilton drew first blood when he won the opening round at Bahrain. In addition to that, the Mercedes driver has won the Emilia Romagna GP in 2020 and will be hoping for an encore.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race Pool via Reuters/Luca Bruno

Without a doubt, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is an iconic track. It had been absent from the F1 calendar for a long time, where the last race was in 2006. Apparently, it had to made way for the Belgian Grand Prix, but now it is back in F1. Needless to say, the fans will be delighted, and it will be the first time a Schumacher name was last seen at Imola.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: How Many DRS Zones and What Are the F1 Tire Choices for Imola?

4 months ago

Trending Stories

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Dhruv George

11779 articles

Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT