Emilia-Romagna GP (2020)

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Kvyat reveals inside story of spectacular Imola restart

Daniil Kvyat says trusting Charles Leclerc would not do anything stupid helped him commit to his spectacular Formula 1 overtake around the outside of the Ferrari at Piratella last weekend.

Why F1’s Imola experiment won’t become a permanent fixture Emilia-Romagna GP Prime
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Why F1’s Imola experiment won’t become a permanent fixture

OPINION: Formula 1 introduced an abbreviated weekend format for its first Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that was met with plenty of praise from paddock insiders, but there are a few immovable stumbling blocks that will prevent it becoming the norm...

Bottas wants answers over lack of yellow flags after debris hit

Valtteri Bottas wants to know why there were no yellow flags out, warning him about the debris he hit on lap two of the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Kvyat's Imola result not down to luck - AlphaTauri

AlphaTauri Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost insists that good strategy and not luck was key to Daniil Kvyat’s late charge to fourth place at Imola.

F4 videos helped Giovinazzi pull off charging Imola start

Reviewing videos of Imola starts in other categories helped Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi to pull off a charging first lap in the Emilia Romagna GP.

Imola crash "scar" will make Russell better driver - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has jumped to the defence of his protege George Russell after the Williams driver crashed out of the Emilia Romagna GP.

Magnussen explains gearbox issue that caused headache

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has explained how a gearbox issue triggered the headache that caused his early retirement from the Emilia Romagna GP.

Mercedes didn't believe sensors over Bottas's debris strike

The Mercedes Formula 1 team did not initially believe the sensors that indicated Valtteri Bottas had lost 50 downforce points after hitting Ferrari debris in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Weld failure triggered Gasly's retirement at Imola

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly has called his retirement from the Emilia Romagna GP "quite hard" after a weld failure led to a loss of water pressure.

Hamilton: Champagne "tasted worse" from Ricciardo's boot

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has admitted that champagne "didn't taste great" when he performed a 'shoey' from Daniel Ricciardo's boot in Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ten things we learned from the Emilia Romagna GP

The latest unexpected stop on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar again proved a hit with drivers and fans alike, as the series trialled a new race weekend format on its return to Imola. Luke Smith selects the key talking points from the Emilia Romagna GP

Racing Point defends pit call that cost Perez Imola F1 podium

Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andrew Green insists that the decision to pit Sergio Perez late in the Emilia Romagna GP was the right one at the time.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Driver ratings

The condensed Emilia Romagna GP format gave the teams and drivers plenty to do on Formula 1's return to Imola. Although nobody managed to put together a totally perfect weekend, it was a tough weekend for some

Russell: Imola crash the biggest mistake of my career

George Russell called his crash behind the safety car at Imola "the biggest mistake I've ever made" after squandering the chance to score his first Formula 1 point.

Horner: Verstappen's F1 tyre failure "totally instantaneous"

Red Bull suspects that debris caused Max Verstappen’s “totally instantaneous” Formula 1 tyre failure in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, costing the team a likely second-place finish at Imola.

Would Hamilton have won at Imola without VSC fortune?

Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in a surprisingly difficult Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for Mercedes. He enjoyed a slice of luck with the timing of one race interruption, but was his victory inevitable without it? Here's why things aren't so clear cut

Hamilton and Wolff "not finished" with F1 despite speculation

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is clear that he and Lewis Hamilton are "not finished" with Formula 1, despite ongoing speculation about their future.

Ricciardo was "smiling" when Perez pitted at Imola

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo admits he was "smiling" when Sergio Perez pitted and handed him third place in the Emilia Romagna GP.

Wolff has Mercedes F1 team principal successor in mind

Current Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says he has a successor in mind as team principal as he continues to ponder his future role with the team.

Kvyat says "brave racing" key to fourth place at Imola

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat said he had to do some "brave racing" on his way to fourth place in the Emilia Romagna GP.

Russell gutted over "stupid mistake" behind safety car

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says crashing out of the Emilia Romagna GP while running behind the safety car was "gutting."

Perez says costly final pitstop "didn't make sense"

Sergio Perez said it felt "painful" to have missed out on a Formula 1 podium finish after a late decision to make a pitstop handed Daniel Ricciardo third place.

Hamilton hails Mercedes’ "unbelievable" seventh F1 title

Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to Mercedes after the team clinched a record-breaking seventh consecutive Formula 1 constructors’ championship on Sunday at Imola, calling the achievement “unbelievable”.

Bottas says he couldn't avoid Vettel's broken endplate

Valtteri Bottas said he had no chance to avoid the debris that got lodged under his car at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and wrecked his Formula 1 victory hopes.

Emilia Romagna GP: Hamilton wins as Mercedes secures title

Lewis Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas to victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, where Mercedes clinched Formula 1's 2020 constructors' title, as a puncture took out Max Verstappen.

2020 F1 Emilia Romagna GP race results

Lewis Hamilton won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for Mercedes at Imola, round 13 of the Formula 1 World Championship, after vaulting from third to first in the pitstop cycle.

The Emilia Romagna GP as it happened

Follow all the action from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Norris: Imola start “best opportunity” to progress

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris sees the start of the Emilia Romagna GP as the “best opportunity” to make progress in a race that is expected to see little overtaking.

Alonso praise "means a hell of a lot" to Russell

George Russell says being picked out by Fernando Alonso as the leading star among Formula 1’s younger generation “means a hell of a lot”.

Hamilton predicts a "boring" F1 race at Imola

Lewis Hamilton predicts that the Emilia Romagna GP will be a “boring race” - and most of his fellow Formula 1 drivers do not expect to see much overtaking.

Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

This weekend Formula 1 travels to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

What kind of race to expect from Imola's F1 return

Imola is about to hold its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 14 years, with the inaugural Emilia Romagna race. Here's what the practice and qualifying results suggest may take place tomorrow, including one big fear for the action ahead…

Kvyat says "bullshit" track limit penalties "kill racing"

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat has blasted "bullshit" track limits monitoring at Imola after the subject again became a major talking point.

Imola test not the secret to fourth on grid - Gasly

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly has downplayed the value of a pre-season test at Imola despite equalling his best ever qualifying performance with fourth on the grid for the Emilia Romagna GP.

Hamilton blames "piss poor lap" for missing pole

Lewis Hamilton blamed a 'piss poor' effort for losing out on pole position at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Verstappen: Q2 power issue "ruined" Imola F1 qualifying rhythm

Max Verstappen felt a suspected spark plug failure on his Red Bull Formula 1 car “ruined” his qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Saturday.

Bottas "had the shakes" after Imola pole lap

Valtteri Bottas says the risk taking he took to grab pole position for the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix left him with the 'shakes' at the end of qualifying.

2020 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Valtteri Bottas will start the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from pole position for Mercedes, the 13th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Imola.

Emilia Romagna GP: Bottas snatches pole from Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole for Formula 1's 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, with Max Verstappen third despite needing a rapid Q2 spark plug change.

Live: Follow Emilia Romagna GP qualifying as it happens

Follow all the action from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Emilia Romagna GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes in the sole Formula 1 practice session for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Renault joins Ferrari in opposing F1 engine freeze for 2022

Renault has joined Ferrari in saying it will not back any move for a Formula 1 engine freeze from the start of 2022.

Ferrari: No big differences in data between Vettel and Leclerc

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto says there are “no big differences” in the data from Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc’s cars to explain their gap in performance.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

Imola will host its first Formula 1 race since 2006 this weekend. Here's how you can watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying in your country.

Emilia Romagna GP: Latest F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments on display at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images.

Gasly to run Senna tribute helmet at Imola

Pierre Gasly had unveiled an Ayrton Senna tribute helmet livery, which the AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver will use at this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

Imola F1 race to run without fans after government order

The Italian authorities have made a late decision to ensure that this weekend’s Formula 1 Emilia Romagna GP is run behind closed doors.

Witness the first F1 race at Imola since 2006

As F1’s organisers filled the gaps of the 2020 Formula 1 calendar, the addition of the Imola circuits pleased fans across motorsport.