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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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Daniel Ricciardo Renault
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4
Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri
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Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Bologna RACE TRACK, 01 Nov 2020
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Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
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01 November 15:41

Mercedes set for a 1-2 victory and sealing the constructors' championship. 

01 November 15:39

Two laps to go as Hamilton sets another fastest lap. 

01 November 15:35

Albon spins after being overtaken by Perez. What a brilliant move by the Mexican. 

01 November 15:34

Ham, Bot, Ric, Lec, Alb, Kvy

01 November 15:33

SC in on lap 57. 

01 November 15:26

Oh no!! George Russell cannot catch a break. He's out of the race after losing control while trying to put heat in his tyres while behind the safety car. 

01 November 15:21

Yellow flags out at sector one and two. Safety car out. 

01 November 15:20

Max is out!

01 November 15:17

Hamilton's lead over Verstappen is just over 13 seconds. 

01 November 15:07

An issue with Vettel's tyre change as his pit stop lasts a massive 13 seconds!

01 November 15:00

Hamilton's lead has now stretched to over six seconds. 

01 November 14:55

Hamilton leads Bottas by 3.713s

01 November 14:54

He has done it! Remarkable job by Hamilton as he pits and then retakes the lead. 

01 November 14:53

1:17.502 new fastest lap for P1 Hamilton. 

01 November 14:53

Ocon is out of the race! 

01 November 14:49

Lap 27: HAM BOT VER PER VET RAI LAT RIC MAG LEC ALB KVY SAI NOR RUS OCO GIO GRO STR

01 November 14:48

Bottas told he has floor damage while Verstappen's battery is not charging as it should. 

01 November 14:45

Hamilton might have done enough to get the jump on Verstappen. 

01 November 14:43

Hamilton goes purple again with new fastest lap 1:18.367. 

01 November 14:41

Hammer time on the way...

01 November 14:40

21 laps into the race and Hamilton leads from Bottas and Verstappen after the Finn pitted. 

01 November 14:38

Max Verstappen pits and takes on hard tyres. He returns in P3. 

01 November 14:35

New fastest lap as Bottas goes purple again in anticipation of a stop with a 1:18.944

01 November 14:35

Leclerc locks up at Tosa and most likely flat spots his tyres. 

01 November 14:32

Ricciardo, Albon and Kvyat pit. 

01 November 14:28

We're already 12 laps into the race and Bottas is leading from Verstappen and Hamilton. 

01 November 14:25

Poor luck for Pierre Gasly who's asked to retire the Alphatauri. 

01 November 14:22

Sebastian Vettel is under investigation by the stewards for causing a collision with Kevin Magnussen at T7. 

01 November 14:20

Hamilton goes purple and sets new fastest lap 1:19.664.

01 November 14:15

LIGHTS OUT and we're off in Imola. Great start by Max Verstappen who overtakes Hamilton slots in behind Valtteri Bottas. 
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:15.484
1:28:32.430
2
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:15.902
5.783
2
3
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:18.087
14.320
1
4
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:17.899
15.141
2
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:18.597
19.111
1
6
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:18.519
19.652
2
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:18.152
20.230
2
8
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:18.069
21.131
2
9
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:18.088
22.224
1
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:19.641
26.398
1
11
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:19.083
27.135
1
12
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:18.792
28.453
2
13
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:18.783
29.163
3
14
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:19.035
32.935
2
15
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:16.177
57.284
2
R
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
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1
R
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
RETIRED
35 LAPS
1
R
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
RETIRED
15 LAPS
2
R
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
RETIRED
12 LAPS
1
R
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
RETIRED
11 LAPS
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01 Nov

Formula 1 is reverting back to a three-day race weekend for it, so join us on the Friday and stick with us all the way through to Sunday for live coverage of every session. Thanks for tuning in today, and see you soon. Cheers.

01 Nov

So, Mercedes has one Championship wrapped up, and can secure the other one at the next race. It's in two weeks time and is at the much-loved Istanbul track.

01 Nov

Well, that wasn't the best race for most of it, but a Safety Car salvaged it, and it's ended with Ricciardo doing a shooey. All's well that ends well.

01 Nov

The finishing order: P1 Hamilton, P2 Bottas, P3 Ricciardo, P4 Kvyat, P5 Leclerc, P6 Perez, P7 Sainz, P8 Norris, P9 Raikkonen, P10 Giovinazzi, P11 Latifi, P12 Vettel, P13 Stroll, P14 Grosjean, P15 Albon. RET: Russell, Verstappen, Magnussen, Ocon, Gasly.

01 Nov

Huge celebrations for all of the top three as Mercedes become Constructors' Champions again and Renault get podium number two of the year.

01 Nov

Sainz and Norris take P7 and P8, ahead of Raikkonen and Giovinazzi. What a day for Alfa Romeo on home turf.

01 Nov

It'll be a sour-tasting P6 for Perez, even if he did start P11. he would have surely had a podium if he wasn't pitted under the VSC.

01 Nov

Kvyat came ever so close to taking a podium, but will be delighted with P4 nonetheless. P5 for Leclerc.

01 Nov

Bottas takes P2 and Ricciardo holds on to finish in P3!

01 Nov

Lewis Hamilton wins the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix!

01 Nov

Final lap...

01 Nov

Hamilton is going purple every lap. Two left.

01 Nov

Kvyat is in DRS range of Ricciardo...

01 Nov

Replays show Albon wasn't touched. He's now last.

01 Nov

Kvyat now passes Leclerc to take P4!

01 Nov

We're back underway! No movement in the top four but behind Kvyat and Perez both pass Albon who then spins!

01 Nov

SC coming in at the end of this lap...

01 Nov

Russell is sat track-side and is absolutely gutted.

01 Nov

Stroll comes into the pits too quickly and sends a mechanic flying. Ouch.

01 Nov

Russell: "I don't know what to say." What a disaster for the Brit.

01 Nov

Russell was in P10 and set to score his first ever point in F1, but has crashed under the SC!

01 Nov

Perez was in P3 but Racing Point, somewhat surprisingly, have pitted him and he's now P7. Ricciardo is now in the final podium place...

01 Nov

Hamilton now comes in and rejoins ahead of Bottas.

01 Nov

Unclear what happened to Verstappen's car. Something broke, he lost control and went spinning into the gravel.

01 Nov

Hamilton passes the pit-lane before it comes out, but Bottas doesn't. He's now in P2 with fresher tyres.

01 Nov

Safety Car!

01 Nov

Verstappen is out!

01 Nov

Magnussen retires due to some rather violent upshifts giving him a headache and considerable discomfort.

01 Nov

He finally pits and comes out in P12 on fresh softs.

01 Nov

Raikkonen is still in P4 and lapping as quickly as Bottas, in an Alfa Romeo with 49-lap old tyres.

01 Nov

Verstappen passes Bottas! The Finn went wide before the DRS zone and the Dutchman, with more pace and momentum on the straight, went round the outside.

01 Nov

Vettel finally comes in after a monster stint, and is rewarded with a terrible, 13-second pit-stop. He's now P14.

01 Nov

Mercedes has told Bottas that he the damage to his floor is pretty significant.

01 Nov

Bottas locks up just before the DRS zone and is almost made to pay for it as, with a lot more pace, Verstappen almost passes.

01 Nov

Vettel, Raikkonen and Latifi are currently P4, P5 and P6. They still haven't pitted.

01 Nov

Correction: It's a five-second lead. Given the fact Hamilton has much fresher tyres though, it'll only get bigger.

01 Nov

The Brit comes in and rejoins in P1 with a 10-second lead over Bottas. That VSC could not have come at a better time for him.

01 Nov

Virtual Safety Car! This is an absolute gift for Hamilton.

01 Nov

Ocon pulls over and retires with a clutch issue.

01 Nov

Magnussen holding so many up for so long has meant that Perez has rejoined in P7 just ahead of Ricciardo after pitting.

01 Nov

Leclerc pulls off the move of the day, swooping round the outside and then inside of Magnussen without the assistance of DRS.

01 Nov

Scrap that. He and the team have agreed for him to stay out for as many as 10 more laps. On current pace, he'll win this race, especially if he can put on soft tyres when he comes in.

01 Nov

The Brit will come in in the next few laps. It'll be so, so tight between him and Verstappen, and maybe even Bottas.

01 Nov

On old tyres, Hamilton has just gone fastest and is doing enough to pull off the overcut...

01 Nov

In case you haven't heard, Mercedes will win the Constructors' Championship today as things stand.

01 Nov

Bottas has been told he has floor damage, which explains why Verstappen is now less than a second behind. Game on?

01 Nov

Hamilton meanwhile is flying and wants to stay out.

01 Nov

Bottas comes in, also for hards, and rejoins around three seconds ahead of the Dutchman.

01 Nov

Verstappen pits for hards. Expect Mercedes to follow suit.

01 Nov

Sainz pits for mediums and comes out between Kvyat and Norris.

01 Nov

Kvyat tries to pass Albon and so nearly does so. That wouldn't be a good look for the Red Bull man...

01 Nov

Leclerc locks up. That won't be ideal considering he needs to make those tyres last.

01 Nov

Albon did the same and came out behind the Ferrari.

01 Nov

In response, the Aussie pits for hards and rejoins just ahead of Leclerc.

01 Nov

Ferrari is going for the undercut on Ricciardo.

01 Nov

Leclerc, who was in P5, pits for hards.

01 Nov

Bottas is comfortable at the front. He has a two second lead and is the fastest man on track at the moment.

01 Nov

Gasly has to box and retire his car due to a terminal problem. That's a massive shame.

01 Nov

Either Hamilton has backed off to give himself some space, or Verstappen has upped his pace, because the gap between the two is now 1.5 seconds.

01 Nov

Sainz passes Norris in the DRS zone to take P9.

01 Nov

Hamilton: "It's so hard to follow here."

01 Nov

Hamilton is within half a second of Verstappen and will be hoping to pass in the DRS zone on the main straight.

01 Nov

Stroll's wing is right on the edge of the track. Stewards won't like that...

01 Nov

Verstappen has just gone purple and is just over a second behind Bottas.

01 Nov

The Canadian made contact with the back of Ocon.

01 Nov

Stroll lost his front-wing and has pitted for a new one.

01 Nov

Magnussen spins and is P20.

01 Nov

Leclerc got Albon at the start while Ricciardo passed Gasly.

01 Nov

And we're off! Bottas holds his lead while Hamilton is passed by Verstappen!

01 Nov

The top three, and everyone outside the top 10 asides from Giovinazzi start on mediums. Softs for the rest.

01 Nov

Right then, here we go. The formation lap is underway.

01 Nov

Hamilton's seat is out of his car and some adjustments are being made. Talk about last minute...

01 Nov

BREAKING NEWS: Valtteri Bottas is rocking a moustache, and we love it. That is all.

01 Nov

An anomaly on the engine of Pierre Gasly has been spotted, and mechanics are looking at his car. 10 minutes until lights out.

01 Nov

Without may chances to overtake, strategy could be more important than ever. While Mercedes doesn't like splitting its driver strategies, Verstappen may well try something different.

01 Nov

As was the case last time out in Portimao, track limits have been a major issue for the drivers here. Remember: Each can afford three warnings, and will then be handed a five-second penalty. Expect to see a few...

01 Nov

Either way, the start is going to be massively important. With a long run down to Turn 1, holding the lead will be a huge challenge for Bottas. He may need to get his elbows out more than usual.

01 Nov

So, what to expect from today's race? Well, according to Lewis Hamilton, not much. The Brit thinks that overtaking and following cars is near-impossible and doesn't see Imola as a good race circuit. Let's just hope he's wrong...

01 Nov

The full starting grid: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Gasly, P5 Ricciardo, P6 Albon, P7 Leclerc, P8 Kvyat, P9 Norris, P10 Sainz, P11 Perez, P12 Ocon, P13 Russell, P14 Vettel, P15 Stroll, P16 Grosjean, P17 Magnussen, P18 Raikkonen, P19 Latifi,

01 Nov

Leclerc enjoyed another strong Saturday to again out-perform his team-mate and will start in P7. Daniil Kvyat, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz complete the top 10.

01 Nov

The stand-out performer of the day was undoubtedly Pierre Gasly, who qualified in P4, two places ahead of Alex Albon. Daniel Ricciardo splits them.

01 Nov

For just the fourth time this season, Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position with a Q3 lap that left him shaking. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen line up behind him, but you probably could have guessed that...

01 Nov

In case you missed qualifying yesterday or need a reminder, here's what happened...

01 Nov

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020 Emilia-Romagna (almost said San Marino) Grand Prix! Just over an hour until lights out here at Imola.
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:14.221
-
2
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:14.229
0.008
2
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:15.034
0.813
1
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:15.123
0.902
1
5
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:15.183
0.962
1
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:15.274
1.053
1
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:15.352
1.131
2
8
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:15.402
1.181
2
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:15.407
1.186
2
10
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:15.412
1.191
1
11
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:15.474
1.253
2
12
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:15.528
1.307
2
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:15.571
1.350
2
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:15.760
1.539
2
15
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:15.822
1.601
2
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:15.918
1.697
2
17
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:15.939
1.718
2
18
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:15.953
1.732
2
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:15.987
1.766
2
20
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:16.208
1.987
2

31 Oct

Q1 is over. Those out: Grosjean, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Latifi, Giovinazzi.

31 Oct

Raikkonen has time time deleted and is therefore out.

31 Oct

Russell and Raikkonen get out of the bottom five.

31 Oct

Giovinazzi can't improve and will start in P20.

31 Oct

Albon moves into P7.

31 Oct

Vettel improves to take P7 while Bottas goes P2, hopefully with a valid lap this time.

31 Oct

Raikkonen goes P13.

31 Oct

Five minutes left. Latifi, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Albon and Bottas in the drop zone...

31 Oct

Bottas has his time deleted for exceeding track limits and is back down in P19.... Pressure on the Finn now.

31 Oct

Bottas puts in a clean lap and goes half a tenth slower than Hamilton.

31 Oct

His team-mate meanwhile has improved, doing a 1:14.574.

31 Oct

Bottas made a mistake and is down in P18.

31 Oct

Leclerc goes top by two thousandths.

31 Oct

Only P14 for Albon.

31 Oct

Hamilton does a 1:15.144 to go top.

31 Oct

Verstappen goes P2, just behind Kvyat.

31 Oct

P3 and P6 for Leclerc and Vettel.

31 Oct

Kvyat and Gasly go P1 and P2.

31 Oct

A 1:16.571 for Grosjean.

31 Oct

Latifi goes seven tenths slower.

31 Oct

Magnussen is the first to do a lap. He does a 1:17.186.

31 Oct

Q1 is underway.

31 Oct

Ultimately though, FP1 wasn't about lap times for the drivers, but rather getting to know the track that is new to most of them. Given the fact that there were no major incidents, they largely did so.

31 Oct

There was however a substantial gap to the rest of the field. Gasly took P4 but was almost a second slower than Hamilton.

31 Oct

As has often been the case this year, Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas were in a league of their own in the first and only practice session this morning. The Brit topped FP1, but there was little to choose between them.

31 Oct

Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola! Q1 gets underway in 30 minutes.
Qualifying 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:14.585
-
4
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:14.643
0.058
4
3
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:14.681
0.096
3
4
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:14.745
0.160
4
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:14.953
0.368
4
6
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:14.974
0.389
3
7
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:15.017
0.432
2
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:15.022
0.437
3
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:15.027
0.442
4
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:15.051
0.466
3
11
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:15.061
0.476
4
12
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:15.201
0.616
4
13
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:15.323
0.738
4
14
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:15.385
0.800
4
15
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:15.494
0.909
4

31 Oct

That's that for Q2. The drop zone: Perez, Ocon, Vettel, Russell, Stroll.

31 Oct

Both Racing Points and Ocon are also out.

31 Oct

Only P13 for Vettel.

31 Oct

On softs, Albon goes P4 .

31 Oct

The Dutchman goes P4 on mediums.

31 Oct

Verstappen is out on track. Great work from Red Bull.

31 Oct

Leclerc though moves up to P4.

31 Oct

Vettel puts on softs but can only go P12.

31 Oct

Horner says it was a spark plug issue for Verstappen. Work being done on his car with five minutes left.

31 Oct

He has now dropped down to P11 and has just spun on a flying lap. Not looking good for Red Bull.

31 Oct

Albon, on mediums, is P9.

31 Oct

The engine cover on Verstappen's car is coming off. This isn't looking good for the Dutchman...

31 Oct

Bottas and Hamilton go P1 and P2.

31 Oct

Issues for Verstappen as he reports he has no power. He's back in the garage.

31 Oct

Vettel does a 1:16.302 and Leclerc goes seven tenths faster.

31 Oct

Cars are heading out for Q2. Leclerc is on mediums - do Ferrar think he has enough pace to get through on them?
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:13.609
-
5
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:13.781
0.097
6
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:14.176
0.567
4
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:14.502
0.893
5
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:14.520
0.911
6
6
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:14.572
0.963
6
7
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:14.616
1.007
5
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:14.932
1.087
5
9
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:14.814
1.205
5
10
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:15.695
1.302
6

31 Oct

The race will get underway at 13:10 local time, and we'll be here with all the build up from an hour beforehand. Whether you're trick or treating or staying in and watching a scary movie, enjoy your halloween, and see you tomorrow.

31 Oct

Well, what a lap that was from Bottas to take his 15th pole position. He was delighted with it, and will be even happier if he can covert it into a win tomorrow.

31 Oct

The full grid for tomorrow's race: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Gasly, P5 Ricciardo, P6 Albon, P7 Leclerc, P8 Kvyat, P9 Norris, P10 Sainz, P11 Perez, P12 Ocon, P13 Russell, P14 Vettel, P15 Stroll, P16 Grosjean, P17 Magnussen, P18 Raikkonen,

31 Oct

Kvyat does enough to start ahead of the McLarens of Norris and Sainz.

31 Oct

Albon gets a lap on the board but it's only enough for P6, between Ricciardo and Leclerc.

31 Oct

Verstappen and Gasly stay P3 and P4.

31 Oct

But it's not enough! Bottas goes under a tenth faster than the Brit to take pole!

31 Oct

He improves by a tenth or so.

31 Oct

Hamilton underway...

31 Oct

Cars heading out for their final runs. Three minutes left.

31 Oct

No he doesn't. His lap time has been deleted.

31 Oct

Albon goes P5, just behind Gasly.

31 Oct

Bottas does a 1:13.781, while it's a 1:14.481 for Verstappen.

31 Oct

Hamilton's first lap is a 1:13.781.

31 Oct

Q3 is underway.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:14.726
-
7
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:15.023
0.297
5
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:15.218
0.492
5
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:15.633
0.907
4
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:15.688
0.962
8
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:15.839
1.113
7
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:15.945
1.219
9
8
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:15.966
1.240
4
9
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:16.061
1.335
5
10
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:16.082
1.356
5
11
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:16.109
1.383
5
12
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:16.167
1.441
8
13
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:16.550
1.824
5
14
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:16.560
1.834
6
15
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:16.564
1.838
6
16
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:16.671
1.945
6
17
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:16.684
1.958
5
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:16.780
2.054
6
19
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:17.060
2.334
5
20
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:17.779
3.053
7

31 Oct

We now have just over two hours until qualifying, so go out and buy your oversized bags of sweets or carve a pumpkin, or if you couldn't care less about halloween, don't. Just make sure that you're back here at 13:30 local time for more live coverage.

31 Oct

The full standings for the session: P1 Hamilton, P2 Verstappen, P3 Bottas, P4 Gasly, P5 Leclerc, P6 Ricciardo, P7 Ocon, P8 Kvyat, P9 Albon, P10 Stroll, P11 Perez, P12 Vettel, P13 Grosjean, P14 Sainz, P15 Giovinazzi, P16 Norris, P17 Raikkonen, P18 Russell

31 Oct

Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas all spent time in P1, but it's the Brit who ends FP1 on top. If they're as close in qualifying, it'll be some battle.

31 Oct

That's that for this weekend's practice.

31 Oct

Vettel has managed to get a decent lap in, moving up to P12.

31 Oct

We have an almighty jam at the end of the session. It's not the easiest place to overtake...

31 Oct

As well as being quick, the Frenchman has also completed the most laps.

31 Oct

Gasly goes up to P4. He's had a strong session.

31 Oct

With just under 10 minutes left, it looks like Vettel won't get the chance to do a quick lap. Far from ideal preparation for qualifying.

31 Oct

Pierre Gasly is rocking a rocking a beautiful helmet that is a tribute to Ayrton Senna, who lost his life at this track.

31 Oct

With his seat seemingly the only one left for Perez and Hulkenberg, Albon needs a strong weekend more than ever. Right now, he's in P6, just over a second down on Verstapppen.

31 Oct

Scrap that last bit. Ricciardo and Ocon have now gone P4 and P5.

31 Oct

The top three have generally been around a second quicker than the Racing Points, who are the closest other drivers...

31 Oct

The Brit then goes top for the first time today with a 1:14.726.

31 Oct

Hamilton splits the two.

31 Oct

The Dutchman and Finn have both put on fresh softs and improved, with the former holding P1 with a 1:15.023.

31 Oct

Less than half a tenth between Verstappen, Hamilton and Bottas. Can we have the same in qualifying, please?

31 Oct

Mind you, Vettel isn't having the best morning. He's currently in P20 having failed to do a clean flying lap.

31 Oct

Drivers seem to be finding it easier to get the hang of this track than they did Portimao last week. Only a couple of scary moments so far.

31 Oct

On mediums, Hamilton goes P2, just behind Verstappen.

31 Oct

Leclerc isn't a fan of the soft tyre. They don't look to be any quicker than mediums.

31 Oct

Sainz takes a trip into the gravel.

31 Oct

Cars are starting to put softs on now.

31 Oct

An hour left of this session.

31 Oct

Bottas puts his first fast lap of the weekend in and it's enough to put him top by a tenth.

31 Oct

Albon has had numerous times deleted already so unsurprisingly wants track limits changed.

31 Oct

This track is f***ing MEGA, in the words of Romain Grosjean.

31 Oct

Verstappen returns to the top by half a second.

31 Oct

Hamilton moves into P4.

31 Oct

The Frenchman now goes P1 with a 1:16.761, and it looks like this one will stand.

31 Oct

Gasly has had his time deleted for exceeding track limits. We've seen that a lot in the last week, haven't we?

31 Oct

He's going purple again and again. A 1:16.894 now.

31 Oct

The Dutchman then improves by eight tenths, while Gasly goes a couple of thousandths slower.

31 Oct

A 1:17.841 for Verstappen. He, and most others, are on the hard tyre at the moment.

31 Oct

There really is no hanging about here. 18 of the 20 drivers have set times already.

31 Oct

Leclerc puts in the first flying lap, a 1:21.853.

31 Oct

The track is immediately full of cars. Bottas gets us started with a 1:25.316.

31 Oct

Right then, here we go. FP1 is underway.

31 Oct

It was hoped that this race weekend would take place in front of some crowds in the grandstands, but sadly that isn't the case, with the plans withdrawn on government orders. Races in Italy just aren't the same without the Tifosi...

31 Oct

Speaking of the Iceman, the big news heading into this weekend is that both he and Antonio Giovinazzi will be staying at Alfa Romeo next season. Many have criticised the team for the decision, so some strong performances here will do nicely.

31 Oct

In fact, the only driver on the grid to have taken part in an F1 Grand Prix at Imola is veteran Kimi Raikkonen. Mind you, given that was 14 years ago in a completely different type of car, it probably won't be much of an advantage.

31 Oct

Not only do drivers only get one practice session, but it's also at a track where few of them have much experience at all. Given that, if they don't get some solid laps in in FP1, qualifying could be a horror show for them. And no, that's not the only hal

31 Oct

Hello and welcome (back!) to Imola for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. Just one practice coming up at 1000 local time before we head straight into qualifying this afternoon. Bring it on!
Practice 2
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Practice 3
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Italian (Emilia-Romagna) Grand Prix
Race Date:

01 Nov

No of Laps:
63
Length:
Lap Record:
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
2
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
3
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
4
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
5
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
6
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
7
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
8
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
9
Lando Norris
McLaren
10
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
11
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
12
Esteban Ocon
Renault
13
George Russell
Williams
14
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
15
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
16
Romain Grosjean
Haas
17
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
18
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
19
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
20
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

29 Nov

Bahrain Grand Prix

05:10 PM

06 Dec

Bahrain (Sakhir) Grand ...

07:10 PM

13 Dec

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

03:10 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
307
2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
197
3
Max Verstappen Red Bull
170
4
Sergio Perez Racing Point
100
5
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
97
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
504
2
Red Bull
240
3
Racing Point
154
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

02 Aug

British Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Charles Leclerc

09 Aug

British (Anniversar...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Valtteri Bottas