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F1 finally arrives in Europe, Ferraris take center stage at Imola ?

The seventh Grand Prix of the season will be the first raced in Europe this weekend, on the Imola circuit. At home, the Ferraris will have à heart to shine when Max Verstappen wants to bounce back after being beaten. beaten by Lando Norris à Miami.

We had to wait two and a half months and six races to see Formula 1 arrive in Europe this season. After Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, China and the United States, the pilots are finally going outside. sew on the old continent with this weekend a first stop in Italy, on the Italian side. of Emilia-Romagna. With the historic circuit of Imola, scene 30 years ago of the tragic disappearance of the Brazilian Ayrton Senna – the address of the site has also become Piazza Ayrton Senna da Silva – the world championship will open a long European chapter since nine of the next ten Grands Prix will be contested in Europe. s on the old continent.

Located &agrav; proximity from Bologna, the circuit is mainly located à approximately 80 kilometers from Maranello, historic headquarters of Scuderia Ferrari. At home, with the unconditional support of fans, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, will have à heart to shine, they whose start is rather satisfactory. Above all, even if the Red Bulls still have the upper hand, the domination of the Austrian team seems less obvious than last year, both in qualifying and in the race. The competition has already taken over. won more Grand Prix – two – than during the entire 2023 season. After Sainz in Australia at the end of March, Lando Norris beat the Red Bulls two weeks ago à Miami, the young Briton (24 years old) landing at the occasion his first victory in F1.

The McLarens are clearly positioning themselves as the third force in the paddock while Mercedes is in the lead and Aston Martin is little behind. few in the rank. On the extremely fast Imola circuit, there is no doubt, however, that Red Bull, and first and foremost Max Verstappen, will want to calm the enthusiasm of its rivals and return to victory this weekend to begin its campaign European in the best possible way.

At what time to watch the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna?< /h2>

After the first six races in Asia, Oceania and America, the Formula 1 world championship will return to slightly more traditional schedules in Europe. The drivers will test their cars for the first time at the start of the afternoon on Friday while the qualifying session is scheduled for ; 4 p.m. on Saturday. The start of the Grand Prix will be given at Sunday à 15 hours.

  • Free Trials 1 à 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 2 à 5 p.m. Friday May 17 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 3 à 12:30 p.m. Saturday May 18 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifications à 4 p.m. Saturday May 18 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 3 p.m. Sunday May 19 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel to watch the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna?

The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the first of the season contested in on the European continent, will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. You will have to skip Canal+ Sport during the first two days of the season. dedicated to free practice and qualifying, the Grand Prix being, as tradition dictates, broadcast on the Premium channel.

  • Friday: Free 1 à 1:15 p.m. + Free 2   à 4:45 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday: Free 3 à 12:15 p.m. + Qualifications & 3:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday: éshow "La Grille" &agrav; 1:55 p.m. then Grand Prix & 3 p.m. on Canal

Riders' world championship ranking (after 6 Grands Prix)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 136 points
2. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 103 points
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 98 points
4. Lando Norris (McLaren) 83 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 83 points
6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 41 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 37 points
8. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 33 points
9. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 27 points
10. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 14 points
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 9 points
12. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
12. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 6 points
14. Daniel Ricciardo (Racing Bulls) 5 points
15. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 1 point
15. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)1 point

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. &agrav; the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete F1 2024 calendar with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabia GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP(Suzuka): Sunday April 7 (Winner: Verstappen)
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 (Winner: Verstappen)
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 10 p.m. (Winner: Norris)
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 3 p.m.
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26   3 p.m.
9. Canadian GP(Montreal):Sunday June 9 8 p.m.
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 3 p.m.
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 3 p.m.
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 &at 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &at 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st &at 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22 à 2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday October 20th 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas) : Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8 2 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116