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

Imola is hosting the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season this weekend. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 17 in your country.

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

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen claimed pole position last time out in Bahrain, outqualifying the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton by over three tenths of a second. Valtteri Bottas was third in the sister W12, while Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) qualified an impressive third and fourth respectively.

Sergio Perez got knocked out in Q2 in his first outing as a Red Bull driver, while Aston Martin's new recruit Sebastian Vettel couldn't even make it past Q1.

What time does qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix start?

Qualifying will begin at Imola at 14:00 local time, avoiding a clash with the funeral of Prince Philip. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 
  • Start time: 12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT / 22:00 AEST / 21:00 JST / 17:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Prix session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

09:00

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

19:00

18:00

14:30

FP2

12:30

13:30

14:30

08:30

05:30

22:30

21:30

18:00

FP3

09:00

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

19:00

18:00

14:30

Qualifying

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

Race 

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

How can I watch qualifying?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • UK - Sky Sports F1
  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa- SuperSport

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK), Movistar (Spain), Disney+ Hotstar (India) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Imola throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

FP1 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 23 1'16.564  
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 25 1'16.605 0.041
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 21 1'16.622 0.058
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 13 1'16.796 0.232
5 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 21 1'16.888 0.324
6 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 26 1'16.888 0.324
7 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 23 1'17.457 0.893
8 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 19 1'17.489 0.925
9 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 24 1'17.739 1.175
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 23 1'17.769 1.205
11 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 25 1'17.866 1.302
12 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 16 1'17.883 1.319
13 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 16 1'17.935 1.371
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 23 1'17.984 1.420
15 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 24 1'18.058 1.494
16 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 15 1'18.228 1.664
17 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 20 1'18.360 1.796
18 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 22 1'18.823 2.259
19 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 18 1'19.480 2.916
20 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 11 1'19.781 3.217

FP2 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 FinlandValtteri Bottas Mercedes 25 1'15.551  
2 United KingdomLewis Hamilton Mercedes 26 1'15.561 0.010
3 FrancePierre Gasly AlphaTauri 30 1'15.629 0.078
4 SpainCarlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 30 1'15.834 0.283
5 MonacoCharles Leclerc Ferrari 28 1'16.371 0.820
6 MexicoSergio Perez Red Bull 25 1'16.411 0.860
7 JapanYuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 26 1'16.419 0.868
8 United KingdomLando Norris McLaren 23 1'16.485 0.934
9 ItalyAntonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 25 1'16.513 0.962
10 CanadaLance Stroll Aston Martin 25 1'16.737 1.186
11 FranceEsteban Ocon Alpine 27 1'16.817 1.266
12 CanadaNicholas Latifi Williams 29 1'16.823 1.272
13 SpainFernando Alonso Alpine 27 1'16.835 1.284
14 NetherlandsMax Verstappen Red Bull 5 1'16.999 1.448
15 GermanySebastian Vettel Aston Martin 27 1'17.092 1.541
16 United KingdomGeorge Russell Williams 31 1'17.179 1.628
17 FinlandKimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 27 1'17.273 1.722
18 AustraliaDaniel Ricciardo McLaren 24 1'17.281 1.730
19 GermanyMick Schumacher Haas 28 1'17.350 1.799
20 Russian FederationNikita Mazepin Haas 16 1'17.857 2.306

FP3 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 18 1'14.958  
2 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 17 1'15.414 0.456
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 18 1'15.515 0.557
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 18 1'15.551 0.593
5 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 21 1'15.738 0.780
6 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 22 1'15.890 0.932
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 21 1'15.908 0.950
8 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 19 1'15.908 0.950
9 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 20 1'16.186 1.228
10 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 20 1'16.228 1.270
11 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 20 1'16.230 1.272
12 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 19 1'16.245 1.287
13 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 17 1'16.253 1.295
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 19 1'16.389 1.431
15 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 20 1'16.427 1.469
16 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 22 1'16.448 1.490
17 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 15 1'16.537 1.579
18 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 22 1'16.612 1.654
19 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 23 1'16.803 1.845
20 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 23 1'17.398 2.440
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