Williams’ head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says George Russell may have been unsettled by Nicholas Latifi being fast “out of the blocks” at Imola
Sergio Perez says driving a Red Bull is still “not coming naturally” but “big steps” have culminated in his first ever F1 front row at Imola
Williams’ practice pace indicated they could reach Q3 at Imola, but rather than a surprise result it was a different kind of “Maldonado moment” for George Russell.
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Esteban Ocon believes he maximised the potential of his Alpine in qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix by taking ninth place.
Antonio Giovinazzi accused Nikita Mazepin of ruining both their laps at the end of Q1, a claim the Haas driver rejected.
Sergio Perez thinks a mistake at the final corner in qualifying prevented him from taking his first F1 pole position at the Emilia-Romagna GP
Yuki Tsunoda says he was “pushing too much” when he crashed out of the first segment of Emilia-Romagna GP qualifying, consigning himself to 20th on the grid.
George Russell is talking up the chances of Williams team mate Nicholas Latifi starring in qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will continue their fight at Imola – as will Ferrari and McLaren. Here are the talking points for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
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Alfa Romeo are convinced they are one of F1 2021’s biggest improvers, but aren’t drawing conclusions from their Imola performance in 2020 as they return there
AlphaTauri is hoping to continue with its strategy from the Bahrain GP where it made it through to the final qualifying segment on the same tyre as the fastest teams.
An F1 marshal explains why video from the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix of Lance Stroll and other drivers passing close by marshals at speed raised safety questions.
Formula 1 will hold just one, 90-minute practice session ahead of November’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, as revealed by RaceFans.
Formula 1 is returning to Imola but will not use the heritage title ‘San Marino Grand Prix’ which was applied to all bar one of the 27 previous races at the track.
Lando Norris is relishing the opportunity to return to Imola, Nurburgring and Mugello when F1 races at the tracks later this year.
The Italian Grand Prix is unlikely to move from Monza to Imola due to Italian legislation according to the president of the Automobile Club of Italy.