Crimson Bull are anticipated to deliver an enormous improve to the primary Italian Grand Prix of the season the place they’ll solely hope to upstage the Scuderia’s dominance in their very own yard. Here’s what to look out for forward of the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix which can characteristic the primary dash race of the season.
Vital occasions to look out for:
Apply 1 (22 April) – 13:30 – 14:30
Qualifying (22 April) – 17:00 – 18:00
Apply 2 (23 April) – 12:30 – 13:30
Qualifying (23 April) – 17:00 – 18:00
Race (24 April) – 13:30 – 14:30
Sure you learn that proper, this would be the first race of the three this season which can host the dash race format forward of the primary characteristic race on Sunday. The 4,9 km Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, generally often called Imola shall be abuzz with motion from at the moment forward of the characteristic race on Sunday.
Ferrari, in phenomenal type for the time being, have gained two of the three Grand Prix to date, that includes on the rostrum on every event. Group boss Mattia Binotto has acknowledged that they won’t be implementing any massive upgrades on the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix amidst fears that the weekend format of solely two observe classes is not going to present sufficient time to fettle the modifications.
A complete of 34 factors are up for grabs this weekend. 8 will be achieved within the dash race, with the Sunday characteristic race providing up a complete of 26 factors (25 for a race win and 1 for a quickest lap). What this implies is that Crimson Bull title defender Max Verstappen, who’s at present sitting in sixth place within the 2022 standings, can significantly scale back the deficit of 46 factors to Charles Leclerc if he appears to be like to retain the profitable #1 on his automobile for the 2023 season.
The Dutchman has been plagued with reliability points from the season onset, together with his solely factors being scored in an thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix the place he and Charles Leclerc battled wheel-to-wheel for the win.
Transferring additional afield from Europe, 7-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has reaffirmed his dedication to a race in Africa after the Briton acknowledged: ‘The one I actually need to see is South Africa’ when requested about potential races sooner or later. Previous to Covid-19, rumours have been circulating that the highest tier of motorsport would make a return to our nation by subsequent 12 months however there appears to be robust impetus to proceed the place it left off earlier than. We are able to solely hope this materialises!