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What time will the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Imola 2022 start?

What time will the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Imola 2022 start?

18-04-2022 12:38 Last update: 13:52

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is just around the corner and that means that Formula 1 is about to start the European part of the calendar. For British viewers it is therefore familiar times again, although this weekend we see the qualifying already on Friday.

Grand Prix in Imola

For the third year in a row, F1 is calling on Imola for a GP. The historic circuit was deemed too small and narrow by the sport's leadership after 2006, but when the sport became distressed the circuit jumped into a hole. The coronavirus turned out to be an ideal opportunity for Imola to put itself back on the map.

Indeed, when F1 was shy about the number of circuits in 2020 and wanted to stay mainly in Europe because of all the travel restrictions, Imola was not too shy to step in. In 2020, the first Emilia Romagna GP was organized and that return to Italy was a success. In 2021 the circuit was requested again and even in 2022, now that all countries have returned to the calendar, Imola can also be admired on the calendar.

F1 back in Europe

For Ferrari, this will be a unique opportunity to showcase the fast F1-75 to the Tifosi and win in front of their own fans. This has to happen on a special weekend though, as the GP in Imola is the first weekend of this season where a Sprint is organized. So that also means that qualifying is already held on Friday.

The weekend at the circuit of Imola starts on Friday with the first free practice at 1:30pm local and therefore 12:30pm UK time. Qualifying is Friday afternoon at 4pm. On Saturday, the second free practice is at 11:30am, followed by the Sprint at 3:30pm. The race on Sunday starts at 2pm.

Timetable for the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix


First free practice: 12:30-13:30pm

Qualifying: 4-5pm


Second free practice: 11:30am-12:30pm

Sprint: 3:30-4:30pm


Race: 2-4pm

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