F1 2021 Imola GP del Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna 2021. Timetable and race schedule.
Imola returned to the F1 calendar amid the Covid-19 disruptions of 2020, but it’s back again in for 2021.
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will take place over 63 laps of the 4.959-kilometre Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, former home of the San Marino GP.
The tyres compound for F1 Imola GP 2021.
The C2 is the hardest tire available to the teams, and many will look to it as a last resort. Meanwhile, the C3 tires make up the medium range and will most likely be the preferred tire for the race. Finally, there is the C4 tire, which is the softest compound available.
Here’s how F1 2021 Imola weekend will be organized for F1.
Due to logistical problems the weekend during last season 2020 was focused on two days: Saturday and Sunday. Free practice 3 last 90 minutes with Qualifying then be held regularly on Saturday afternoon. During 2021 F1 Imola GP (del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia Romagna), the race weekend has turned back to its classic format based on three days.
The new race schedule for Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2021 (UTC+1).
The respect for for the funeral service of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh that will take place on Saturday 17th April 2021 have induced Formula 1 and the FIA to make changes to the schedule for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.
The updated start time for free practises and qualifying session of Imola GP because of Prince Philip funeral:
Friday 16th April:
- Free Practise 1 11:00-12:00
- Free Practise 2 14:30-15:30
Saturday 17th April:
- Free Practise 3 11:00-12:00
- Qualifying session 14:00-15:00
Sunday 18th April:
- Race 15:00-17:00
F1 Imola Circuit 2021:
The Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Racetrack is universally recognized as a very technical track, difficult to interpret, with rather complex curves and detached. Like many other ‘historic’ circuits in Europe, Imola was born as a road track immediately after the end of the Second World War, before turning into a permanent circuit and hosting the first Formula 1 race (without iridata validity) in 1963. Since then, the track has undergone several changes, many of them made in the last 14 years.
The tragic accident of Imola, May 1994.
After the tragic weekend of May 1994, a variant was made at the Tamburello curve with the aim of reducing speed since the escape route could not be extended. Recently the Lower Variant has been definitively eliminated so, from the exit of the Rivazza, the cars can go fully up to the Tamburello variant. The most spectacular points are the staccata of the Tosa curve which, compared to the “old” Imola has lost some charm because the single-seater arrive at braking not at maximum speed given the presence of the Villeneuve variant. At one time this curve was the object of several overtaking as the single-seater arrived in full and had to reduce the speed by a lot to face this wonderful curve. The stretch of mineral waters is also very suggestive. They are medium-fast curves that will maximize the balance of the cars. The Imola circuit measures 4909 meters and runs counterclockwise, with 12 curves on the left and 9 on the right.
The smooth asphalt won’t stress tires on F1 2021 Imola race.
Compared to the 2006 edition, the circuit has been reassessed. Now it’s pretty smooth and doesn’t particularly stress tires. Given the consistency of the asphalt and the average loads to which the tyres are subjected, Pirelli has decided to bring the intermediate-end compounds named as C4 the soft, C3 the medium and C2 the hard.
The back-to-back with Portimao imposes a different format at this race weekend: no activities on the track on Friday, only one 90-minute practice session on Saturday morning, followed by qualifying. For this reason, the allocation is different from the other races, with 10 sets of slick tires available to each driver throughout the weekend: 2 sets of hard, 2 sets of mediums and 6 sets of softs.
Aerodynamically, the right compromise will have to be found for perfetc setup at GP Emilia Romagna.
At the aerodynamic load level the teams will have to find the right compromise as you will have to be very fast in the straights but it will take a lot of load to better face the medium-high speed curves. Simulations indicate that the recommended load is of a high level which should ensure the right compromise in terms of efficiency and aerodynamic balance.
Imola not only requires a large aerodynamic load, it is also quite severe with the braking system. The curbs in Imola are very high and the drivers have to pass on them aggressively to score good times. This quite fatigues some chassis and suspension components. As a rule, it is very difficult to overcome here, because the straights between the chicanes are too short to allow such a maneuver. It then becomes essential to find a good position in qualification and study a valid strategy.