What an opening round we had at Bahrain as for F1 2021 calendar. Mercedes barely managed to keep their winning run alive courtesy an excellent show of masterful driving by champion Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull was undoubtedly the faster car at Sakhir Circuit. Lewis had to compete with charging Verstappen who was on a comparatively fresher set of rubber, to fend off whistling RB 16B requires special skill set who would you expect deliver such performance in pressure situation apart from Hamilton. Lewis not only successfully fend off Verstappen but also continued Mercedes winning run alive at Bahrain GP. Now all eyes on round of F1 as action moves to Imola. Sportsfeista brings you the complete details of Formula 1 Imola GP 2021 Live Stream, Schedule & Live Telecast Information
Mercedes vs Red Bull, Hamilton vs Verstappen Interesting Encounter Coming Up
Mercedes who clearly seems to be struggling with new floor regulations will have their job cut out for Imola GP. Mercedes has already made clear that the new floor regulation is not suiting their low rake car design and it is affecting their performance on track.
Red Bull on the other hand is enjoying the new changes. The new floor regulation is suiting their high rake design. And it was clearly seen in their performance in early winter testing and in Bahrain GP. The huge improvement made by Red Bull in their Honda power unit which augmented by the floor design changes has put them in a perfect position to challenge Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen a contest fans have been long awaiting for, has finally come. Verstappen now has a winning car which is at the moment not only capable of challenging but also faster than W12 of Mercedes. Lewis had to really get out of his skin to win the inaugural race at Bahrain. The way he managed to fend off Verstappen after the later was made to relinquish the lead which he has taken after after exceeding the track limit, Lewis didn’t allow him to get past.
The round two going to be very interesting as Verstappen and Red Bull believes that they can beat Mercedes. But Mercedes are not the team which go down without a challenge, their mastery in strategical planning and a craftsman like Lewis Hamilton can turn the results in their favor. But one thing is for sure that we are going to have tough championship battle this year.
Imola GP Schedule for Friday, April 16, 2021
Practice Race 11:00 to 12:00
Second Practice Race 14:30 to 15:30
Imola GP Schedule for Saturday, April 17, 2021
Third Practice Race 11:00 to 12:00
Qualifying Race 14:00 to 15:00
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
|2||Australia||Fox Sports||Channel One|
|12||Italy||Sky Italia||TV 8|
|14||Germany||Sky Deutschland||RTL Germany|
|20||New Zealand||Spark TV|
Drivers Standing Before Imola GP 2021
Lewis Hamilton started his 2021 season with a stunning win in Bahrain and the defending champion currently leads the points table. Max Verstappen who is currently seems to be a main contender for the drivers’ championship this year is currently at number 2.
|2||Max Verstappen||NED||RED BULL RACING HONDA||18|
|4||Lando Norris||GBR||MCLAREN MERCEDES||12|
|5||Sergio Perez||MEX||RED BULL RACING HONDA||10|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||MCLAREN MERCEDES||6|
|9||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||ALPHATAURI HONDA||2|
|10||Lance Stroll||CAN||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||1|
|11||Kimi Räikkönen||FIN||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||0|
|12||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||0|
|13||Esteban Ocon||FRA||ALPINE RENAULT||0|
|14||George Russell||GBR||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|
|15||Sebastian Vettel||GER||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||0|
|16||Mick Schumacher||GER||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|17||Pierre Gasly||FRA||ALPHATAURI HONDA||0|
|18||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|
Note: Alonso and Mazepin could not get classified; Alonso completed 32 laps and Mazepin couldn’t even complete a single lap.