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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

Formula One returns to Imola for the first time in two years, following last year's cancellation due to floods. It promises to be an exciting weekend and Lando Norris will be full of confidence after breaking his duck in Miami, Max Verstappen will be out for revenge, and Ferrari are bringing upgrades, while the fight for the top of the podium is as tight as it has been in seasons.

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix times and schedule

Practice times

Free Practice One: 13:30 local time / 12:30 BST – Friday 17th May

Free Practice Two: 17:00 local time / 16:00 BST – Friday 17th May

Free Practice Three: 12:30 local time / 11:30 BST – Saturday 18th May

Qualifying time

16:00 local time / 15:00 BST – Saturday 18th May

Race time

20:00 local time / 17:00 BST – Sunday 19th May

How to watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and TV channel

Sky Sports F1 are showing the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live, as well as the practice and qualifying sessions. The highlights will be available on Channel 4 post-race.

Get the latest odds, tips and predictions ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Previous Emilia Romagna Grand Prix winner and podium (2022)

The 2023 race in Imola was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding.

2022 podium:

1) Max Verstappen - Red Bull (1:32:07.986)
2) Sergio Perez - Red Bull (+16.527s)
3) Lando Norris - McLaren (+34.834s)

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix most wins

  • Max Verstappen (2021, 2022)
  • Lewis Hamilton (2020)

Imola lap length

The lap length of the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is 4.909 km (3.050 mi), meaning that a 63 lap race tallies up to 309.049 km (192.034 mi).

Imola lap record

Lewis Hamilton is the holder of the lap record at Imola. Set in 2020, he completed a lap with a time of 1:15.484 in the Mercedes W11, which is often touted as the fastest Formula One car ever.

Imola track temperature

The track temperature this weekend is expected to be around the 20-30°C (68-86°F) mark.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weather forecast

Friday 17th May
Warm and dry weather expected all day, although with a partial cloud cover and moderate south-westerly wind.
Expected high temperature: 25°C (77°F)
Expected low temperature: 16°C (61°F)

Saturday 18th May
Sunny and dry conditions expected all day with a very light breeze.
Expected high temperature: 25°C (77°F)
Expected low temperature: 15°C (59°F)

Sunday 19th May
Slightly unsettled all day, partially cloudy with a chance of some afternoon and evening showers that may come in time for the race.
Expected high temperature: 23°C (73°F)
Expected low temperature: 15°C (59°F)

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