Emilia-Romagna F1 Grand Prix: UK start time, how to watch and more


ormula One travels to Imola in Italy for the fourth round of the 2022 season and the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc defends his sizeable championship lead over a weekend with the first sprint qualifying of the campaign.

This year the 100km will award eight points to its winner down to a single point for eighth place, rather than the top three splitting a paltry six points as was the case last year.

George Russell and Mercedes are, somewhat surprisingly, the de facto rivals for Leclerc and Ferrari after a trio of strong finishes to start what still looks like a tough year for the defending constructors’ champions.

Red Bull and Max Verstappen can expect to regain ground in the standings as the weeks go by, as long as they can get their reliability issues under control.

With a week off before the first European race of the year, the fruits of grid development labor may soon begin to show, but Ferrari are the team to beat for Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Co at the circuit of the Scuderia.

Here’s everything you need to know before the race…

When is the Emilia-Romagna F1 Grand Prix?

The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 24 April 2022.

What time is the Emilia-Romagna F1 Grand Prix?

The weekend begins with the first practice at 12:30 BST. A qualifying session takes place at 4 p.m. to decide on the sprint qualifying grid for the next day.

A second practice session will start on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. before qualifying for the sprint at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, the start of the race is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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How can I watch the Emilia-Romagna F1 Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage starting at 12.30pm before the lights go out at 2pm.

Direct: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in via the Sky Go app.

Strong points: Channel 4 will broadcast all the highlights of the race free-to-air at 6:30 p.m.

Live Blog: You can keep up to date with the race as it happens via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Marc Mayo in Italy to provide expert analysis.

Who is on pole for the Emilia-Romagna F1 Grand Prix?

Pole position will be decided with the first sprint qualifying of the season, which will take place on Saturday evening.

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