F1 ImolaGP 2021 Qualifying Race Results. Lewis Hamilton To Start From Pole As Perez Outpaced Verstappen In Qualifying

It was an interesting qualifying session as Sir Lewis Hamilton puts yet another clinical performance to bring out his 99th career pole. However, Sergio Perez sprung in a surprise as outpaced Max Verstappen to take a front row start. Max will definitely feel some pressure after being outpaced by his own teammate, going to very interesting on Sunday, as two Red Bull will try to hunt down the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton bring out the best in and took the Pole position in Imola with a lap time of 1:14.411, however, his challenger will be Sergio Perez who followed him with a gap of 0.035 seconds Verstappen remained third with a gap of 0.087 seconds.

Lando Norris who was on flying lap that put him on the front row had his time deleted for exceeding track limit. He will start from 7th position on Sunday.

  1. Lewis Hamilton
  2. Sergio Perez
  3. Max Verstappen
  4. Charles Leclerc
  5. Pierre Gasly
  6. Daniel Ricciardo
  7. Lando Norris
  8. Valtteri Bottas
  9. Estaben Ocon
  10. Lance Stroll

Hamilton posted a timing of 1:14.411 and in provisional pole position

Now with around 3 minutes to go in the final action.

The current top 5 in the final qualifying race

  1. Hamilton
  2. Verstappen
  3. Perez
  4. Norris
  5. Leclerc

Hamilton posted the timing of 1:14.411 followed by Verstappen with a gap of 0.091.

The cars are out on the track for the final action of Saturday. All are out on soft compound tyre to extract maximum speed.

The real action starts now, we will get to see who seals the pole in Imola GP

Imola GP 2021 Drivers’ Quote Before Race

LEWIS: “I love it, I love the challenge! We’ve got the two Red Bulls there, I think it’s definitely going to make strategy harder, and they’ve got great race pace”

CHECO: “I never expected to be here today with where we were yesterday. “I should have been on pole today, I made a mistake on the final corner. Tomorrow is what matters”

MAX: “Not so good in Q3 – a bit messy, not a good lap. Still, P3 is a good starting position. “It’s gonna be interesting [in Sunday’s race]. We’ll try to make it difficult for [Mercedes]”

F1 ImolaGP 2021 Qualifying Race 2 Results

Sergio Perez topped the second qualifying race with a timing of 1.14.716

Top 5 Drivers of Q2

  1. Sergio Perez
  2. Lando Norris
  3. Charles Leclerc
  4. Lewis Hamilton
  5. Max Verstappen

Out in Qualifying Race 2 ImolaGP 2021

  1. Carlos Sainz
  2. George Russell
  3. Sebastian Vettel
  4. Nicholas Latifi
  5. Fernando Alonso

Mercedes using medium compound tyres and Red Bull on the other hand put Verstappen on Medium and Perez on Soft

Initial timing posted and its the top 5 are

  • Hamilton
  • Verstappen
  • Bottas
  • Stroll
  • Russell

Cars are out for the action in second

Now its time to start the second qualifying session time to see which 10 driver will feature in the final qualifying race.

F1 ImolaGP 2021 Qualifying Race 1 Results

Top 5

  • Bottas
  • Hamilton
  • Norris
  • Verstappen
  • Ocon

Out in Qualifying Race 1

  • Kimi Raikkonen
  • Antonio Giovinazzi
  • Mic Schumacher
  • Nikita Mazepin
  • Yuki Tsunoda

Around 4 minutes remaining and Mercedes is sitting comfortable on the top with Bottas 1:14.675 followed by Hamilton, Norris and Verstappen.

What a strong run by Valtteri Bottas as he shot himself up with a timing of 01:14.926 which better than even Red Bull, he is followed by Norris with a gap of 0.083 seconds.

Serigo Perez on the soft compound tyre and now posted a timing of 1:15.744 but soon got relegated as Verstappen clocked 1.15.109

Cars are out again in action with only 11 minutes remaining in the Q1

Lance Stroll is currently leading the pack with timing of 1:16.082

The Qualifying Race session will resume in just 1 minute.

Red Flag due to Yuki Tsunoda incident.

Yuki Tsunoda qualifying ended after he took the spin early in the same and car has taken serious damage, as they confirmed over the radio Yuki is okay but the car is not.

Mick Schumacher posted 1:16.805 and currently leading, he is followed by Mazepin with 1:17.806

Q1 action is underway drivers are out to set the pace.

Action is about to begin, let see who will win the battle of pole today?

Imola GP Schedule for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Final Race            15:00 to 17:00

All timings are given in local Italian time which is GMT+1

  • The Indian fans will get to see the race at 18:30 pm on Sunday.
  • In the UK the race will telecast on 14:00
  • Fans in USA can enjoy Imola GP at 09:00 ET
  • Canadian Fans can enjoy the action 09:00 ET
  • Fans in Malaysia can watch Imola GP at 21:00
  • Indonesian Fans can watch the action at 20:00
  • Fans in Singapore can watch Imola GP at 21:00
  • Imola GP will telecast in Japan at 22:00

Imola GP Circuit Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari

  • The first grand prix was held at Imola in 1980
  • The circuit length is 4.909 km
  • There will be 63 laps
  • Drivers will cover a total distance of 309.049  km
  • Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with 1:15.484
  • The last F1 Grand Prix held at this circuit was in 2020 it was won by Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 Imola 2021 Live Stream Information:

The 2021 season will live stream at F1 TV worldwide, Hotstar in India, In Asia it will be Fox+. In the UK the live streaming will be available at All 4 & Sky Sports. In United Stated the live streaming will be available at Watch ESPN & Univision Now. For fans in the Middle East, the live stream will be on beIN Sports Connect. Australian fans will watch the live stream on Fox Sports Australia and Tenplay. Germany TV Now, China Tencent Sports, Canada TSN App, RDS App, Japan & DAZN.

Formula 1 Imola 2021 Live Telecast Information:

Formula 1 2021 Live telecast information is here. F1 fans in India will get see thrilling action live at Star Sports Network, in Asia, it will be at Fox Sports Asia, Australian fans will get to see the race live at Fox Sports Australia and Network Ten. For Canadian fans F1 action will be brought live by RDS & TSN, US fans will get to see it on ABC, ESPN & Univision. For the fans in the UKSky Sports, Channel 4 and will bring the live coverage. In the Middle East & North Africa, the telecast will be on beIN sports. Live telecast will be available on Fuji TV & DAZN, in Russia Match TV & Match Arena, Sky Sports in New Zealand, Netherlands Ziggo Sport Totaal, Ziggo Sport Go, Ziggo Sport, in Poland Eleven Sports. In Italy Sky Sports F1, TV 18 & RAI, Spain Movistar F1, In France Canal+, Canal+ Sport, TF1, TMC, fans in Germany will enjoy the live telecast of F1 on n-tv& RTL

SNCountryBroadcasterBroadcaster
1 IndiaStar Sports
2AustraliaFox SportsChannel One
3UK Sky Sports
4USAESPN
5MalaysiaFox Sports
6IndonesiaFox Sports
7SingaporeFox Sports
8PhilippinesFox Sports
9NetherlandsZiggo
10BelgiumRTBF
11AustriaORF
12ItalySky ItaliaTV 8
13SpainDAZN
14GermanySky DeutschlandRTL Germany
15TurkeyS Sport
16FranceCanal+TF1
17BrazilTV GloboSporTV
18RussiaMatch Tv
19CanadaRDSTSN
20New ZealandSpark TV
21FinlandMTV

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