F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix LIVE: Practice latest as Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen do battle

F1 is back as Charles Leclerc looks to extend his World Championship lead after two wins from the opening three races.

Current champ Max Verstappen won the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix but was forced to retire in Bahrain and Australia, leaving him sixth in the current standings.

And prospective Chelsea co-owner Lewis Hamilton is fifth in the championship after finishing third, tenth and fourth in the opening three Grand Prixs.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix schedule


  • Practice One – 12.30pm
  • Qualifying – 4pm


  • Practice Two – 11.30am
  • Sprint – 3.30pm


  • Race – 2pm
  • Anthony Chapman

    What are the current standings?

    Driver / Team / Points

    • Charles Leclerc / Ferrari / 71
    • George Russell / Mercedes / 37
    • Carlos Sainz / Ferrari / 33
    • Sergio Perez / Red Bull Racing / 30
    • Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes / 28
    • Max Verstappen / Red Bull Racing / 25
    • Esteban Ocon / Alpine / 20
    • Lando Norris / McLaren / 16
    • Kevin Magnussen / Haas / 12
    • Valtteri Bottas / Alfa Romeo / 12
    • Daniel Ricciardo / McLaren / 8
    • Pierre Gasly / Alphatauri / 6
    • Yuki Tsounda / Alphatauri / 4
    • Fernando Alonso / Alpine / 2
    • Zhou Guanyu / Alfa Romeo / 1
    • Alexander Albon / Williams / 1
    • Mick Schumacher / Haas / 0
    • Lance Stroll / Aston Martin / 0
    • Nicholas Latifi / Williams / 0
    • Nico Hulkenberg / Aston Martin / 0
    • Sebastian Vettel / Aston Martin / 0

    How can I watch it?

    All the action will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports F1 throughout the entire weekend.

    Coverage of the Sprint will commence from 2:30pm UK time whilst Sunday's build-up to the main event is scheduled to start at 12:30pm UK time.

    And Channel Four will be showing the highlights in the evening.

    What are the timings this weekend?

    Practice Two will being at 11.30am on Saturday.

    It paves the way for a 3.30pm Sprint start.

    And on Sunday, the main event begins at 2pm.

    • Anthony Chapman

      What even is the Sprint?

      The Sprint is a shortened race around a third of the distance of the tacks which sets the grid for the final race on Sunday.

      It was introduced in the calendar last season (Silverstone, Monza, Interlagos) and it added to the excitement of each event.

      However, there is a slight change this time around because the top eight drivers during the sprint will score points from eight down to one in the corresponding order.

      As opposed to 2021 when only the top three were able to score numbers on the board.

      They will the form their grid slots in those positions which only then will the regular points scoring apply.

    • Anthony Chapman

      Why is there qualifying today?

      The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sees the exciting return of the Sprint on Saturday.

      As a result, there is just one practice session today, followed by qualifying.

      Drivers will then have a second practice session before the Sprint race.

    • Anthony Chapman

      Welcome to practice and qualifying

      The Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix is upon us.

      And stars ranging from Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will soon be hitting the tarmac in Italy.

      Practice One kicks off at around 12.30pm.

      And we move straight into qualifying afterwards at 4pm.

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