2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Preview

Mercedes needs to avoid being outscored by Red Bull by 33 points to claim a seventh consecutive Constructor title at 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. (Image credit: Steve Etherington)

Following Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking weekend in Portugal, Formula One heads 1,510.8 miles to Imola for a two-day 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend. 

Mercedes can claim a seventh consecutive Constructor title here if they can avoid being outscored by Red Bull by 33 points after heading into this weekend with a 209 point lead and a maximum of 176 points will be on offer following this weekend.

Across in the drivers’ title fight, Lewis Hamilton can move closer towards a seventh drivers’ title with a maximum gap of 103 points enabled to be opened up come Sunday if he claims victory and Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen both fail to finish.

Now here is everything that you need to know ahead of the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix which has an unusual format of a single Practice on Saturday ahead of Qualifying and Sunday’s race.

 

Track Guide 

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari track layout. (Image credit: F1.com)

Circuit: Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Laps: 63

Race Distance: 309.049km

Tyre Compounds: C2, C3 & C4

 

Schedule

Date Session UK Time
Saturday 31 October Practice 9:00am
Saturday 31 October Qualifying 1:00pm
Sunday 1 November Race 12:10pm

 

Three Key Points

  • With just a single 90 minute practice session this weekend, reliability will be key if every driver is to successfully complete their programmes in terms of one lap and race simulations.
  • With this circuit being fast flowing like Mugello, Renault should be right in the mix against Racing Point for third best car with a potential podium opportunity on offer if any of Mercedes or Red Bull drivers suffer reliability issues.
  • Expect to see Ferrari powered cars could well struggle here like they did at Mugello due to the track’s characteristics not favouring them in terms of speed, although Ferrari’s recent upgrades should help limit their deficit.

 

Race Recaps

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