2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
PosDriverNat.TeamTime
1Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m29.402s
2Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m30.279s
3Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m30.867s
4Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1m32.439s
5Mick SchumacherGERHaas F1 Team1m32.988s
6Sergio PerezMEXOracle Bull Racing1m33.012s
7Fernando AlonsoESPBWT Alpine F1 Team1m33.160s
8Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m33.365s
9Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri1m33.611s
10George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m34.262s
11Valtteri BottasFINAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m34.615s
12Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri1m35.104s
13Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m35.420s
14Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m35.502s
15Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m35.625s
16Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m36.033s
17Alexander AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m36.461s
18Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m36.464s
19Guanyu ZhouCHNAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m37.450s
20Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m39.698s

F1 will race at Imola for a third consecutive year having not featured on the calendar since 2006 before that.

The iconic Italian venue threw up a fantastic event in 2021 which saw Max Verstappen win the race in tricky conditions, while Lewis Hamilton recovered from an off-track excursion to finish second.

Ferrari heads into this weekend’s Emila Romagna Grand Prix as the team to beat with Charles Leclerc 34 points clear of Mercedes’ George Russell in the drivers’ championship.

Hamilton and Verstappen have endured tricky starts to the year, with the latter retiring from two of the opening three grands prix.

In terms of the midfield, Alpine appears to have stolen a march with Haas, Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and McLaren just behind.

Williams scored its first point of the season last time out in Melbourne, while Aston Martin is still yet to get off the mark.

The Scuderia hasn’t won on home soil since 2019 and will be looking to do so in the first of two Italian races this campaign. 

F1’s sprint qualifying format also makes a return for this weekend’s grand prix.

The format means there will be just one practice session ahead of qualifying, with a 100km sprint taking place on Saturday afternoon which will be used to determine the grid for the main grand prix.

With wet weather expected across the weekend, it could be an exciting first European race of the 2022 F1 season.

Previous F1 Imola (Emilia Romagna / San Marino) winners: 

2021: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

2020: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2007-2019: Not held

2006: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2005: Fernando Alonso (Renault)

2004: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2003: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2002: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2001: Ralf Schumacher (Williams)

2000: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

Most F1 Imola wins:

Michael Schumacher: 7 wins (1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006)

Alain Prost: 3 wins (1984, 1986, 1993)

Ayrton Senna: 3 wins (1988, 1989, 1991)

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Full 2022 F1 calendar

March 18-20 - Round 1

Bahrain Grand Prix

March 25-27 - Round 2

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

April 8-10 - Round 3

Australian Grand Prix

April 22-24 - Round 4

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

May 6-8 - Round 5

Miami Grand Prix

May 20-22 - Round 6

Spanish Grand Prix

May 27-29 - Round 7

Monaco Grand Prix

June 10-12 - Round 8

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

June 17-19 - Round 9

Canadian Grand Prix

July 1-3 - Round 10

British Grand Prix

July 8-10 - Round 11

Austrian Grand Prix

July 22-24 - Round 12

French Grand Prix

July 27-29 - Round 13

Hungarian Grand Prix

August 26-28 - Round 14

Belgian Grand Prix

September 2-4 - Round 15

Dutch Grand Prix

September 9-11 - Round 16

Italian Grand Prix

September 30-October 2 - Round 17

Singapore Grand Prix

October 7-9 - Round 18

Japanese Grand Prix

October 21-23 - Round 19

United States Grand Prix

October 28-30 - Round 20 

Mexican Grand Prix

November 11-13 - Round 21 

Brazilian Grand Prix

November 18-20 - Round 22

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix