After a three-week break, Formula 1 returns to Italy for the second round of the 2021 season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. 

For the second year in a row, the former San Marino Grand Prix venue plays host to F1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, though this time it will stage the second race of the campaign. 

It comes after Lewis Hamilton narrowly beat Max Verstappen to victory in a thrilling season-opener in Bahrain, despite Red Bull appearing to hold the early edge over its chief rival Mercedes in the title race. 

Hamilton was victorious last time out at Imola as the Italian venue hosted grand prix racing for the first time since 2006 last year.  

When is the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? 

The 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, 18 April. Cars will take to the track on Friday for FP1 and FP2, with FP3 and qualifying taking place on the Saturday. 

Where is the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix taking place? 

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will take place around the Imola Circuit, otherwise known as the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. 

It is 4.909kms in length and features 19 turns, with the race set to last 63 laps. 

Where can I watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? 

All 23 races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later in the evening.

Friday - April 16

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 1 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1000

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 2 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1345

Saturday - April 17 

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 3 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1045

LIVE F1 QUALIFYING - (Sky Sports F1) - 1300

F1 QUALIFYING HIGHLIGHTS - (Channel 4) - 1930

Ted's Qualifying Notebook (Sky Sports F1) - 2100

Sunday - April 18

LIVE F1 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1230

LIVE F1 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1400

LIVE F1 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX - Chequered Flag (Sky Sports F1) - 1600

LIVE F1 EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX - Ted’s Notebook (Sky Sports F1) - 1700


How else can I follow the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction. 

Recent Imola F1 Winners: 

2020: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 

2006: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 

2005: Fernando Alonso (Renault)

2004: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2003: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2002: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2001: Ralf Schumacher (Williams-BMW)

2000: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

1999: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

1998: David Coulthard (McLaren) 

2021 F1 Calendar

Bahrain Grand Prix - March 28

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - April 18

Portuguese Grand Prix - May 2

Spanish Grand Prix - May 9

Monaco Grand Prix - May 23

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - June 6

Canadian Grand Prix - June 13

French Grand Prix - June 27

Austrian Grand Prix - July 4

British Grand Prix - July 18

Hungarian Grand Prix - August 1

Belgian Grand Prix - August 29

Dutch Grand Prix - September 5

Italian Grand Prix - September 12

Russian Grand Prix - September 26

Singapore Grand Prix - October 3

Japanese Grand Prix - October 10

United States Grand Prix - October 24

Mexican Grand Prix - October 31

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 7

Australian Grand Prix - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12