The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be the second F1 race in the 2021 calendar and will be the first of two Grand Prix in Italy, with the Italian Grand Prix scheduled for September.
In 2020 this was the third of three races to be held in Italy in during the season, following the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello.
This Grand Prix will be held at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola. As the track’s name suggests, this is traditionally Ferrari’s home circuit, with the manufacturer’s Maranello headquarters less than 100km away.
Imola hosted the Italian Grand Prix in 1980, won by Brazilian Nelson Piquet, but more recently it was the home on the San Marino Grand Prix which ran between 1981 and 2006.
Next Race: Sunday, 18th April 2021
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will next race on 18th April 2021. Tips will be added shortly before qualifying starts.
Last Race: 1st November 2020
- Winner: Lewis Hamilton
- Team: Mercedes
- Total Time: 1:28:32.430
- Margin: 5.783
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Betting Tips
Note: The following tips are from the 2020 grand prix. Tips for next year will be added the week of the race.
The 13th Grand Prix of the unforgettable and unique 2020 Formula One season will take place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari this Sunday and will be known as the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Sunday’s race will be the third to be held in Italy this season after the Italian and Tuscan Grands Prix. This famous race circuit has not held a Grand Prix since back in 2006, but the drivers are very fond of the spectacular Imola track and we should be in for a great race.
After this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, there will be just four rounds of the 2020 season left and so time is running out for the field to stop Lewis Hamilton from claiming yet another world title. Next up, the drivers flock to Turkey for the Turkish Grand Prix in a fortnight, which will be round 14 of 17. The Bahrain, Sakhir and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix remain after that but we suspect Hamilton and Mercedes will have things sewn up well before Abu Dhabi.
Current Drivers’ World Championship champion Lewis Hamilton is simply miles ahead at the top of the standings. The Brit, who became the record Grand Prix winner last weekend, heads to Italy as the clear favourite to secure yet another race win. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas is involved in a fascinating tussle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for the silver medal. How will those two get on in Imola this Sunday and, as ever, can anyone stop Hamilton?
Lewis Hamilton – Fastest Qualifier, Lap Time & Race Winner - 2/1
Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s long-standing record of 91 Grands Prix wins with victory in Portugal last week. As he has done so often throughout the years, Hamilton dominated the race, finishing well clear of teammate Bottas. Lewis picked up pole position, had the fastest lap and won the race to take 26 points. As a result, the No. 44 driver stretched his lead to 77 points at the top of the standings and he is closing in on the title.
Hamilton has been unstoppable this season, winning a staggering eight of the 12 rounds for a 67% strike rate. The team have also been dominant once again, with Mercedes picking up 10 victories so far. Hamilton will be riding on the crest of a wave after last weekend’s historic win in Portugal, and surely nobody will be able to stop the 35-year-old from claiming a 93rd Grand Prix victory of his illustrious career this weekend.
As usual, the odds on him simply to win the race are very short. If that puts you off there are plenty of other options in terms of backing the Stevenage man. In a repeat of last Sunday, take a punt on Hamilton to get the fastest qualification time, the fastest lap of the race and to win the Grand Prix, which is available at the tempting odds of 2/1.
Charles Leclerc – Top 3 Finish - 4/1
On the whole, it has been a poor season for Ferrari but on home soil they may fancy their chances of getting in amongst things. Mercedes, Red Bull, Racing Point, McLaren and Renault are all above the famous Italian team in the current World Constructors’ Championship standings which for such a team is virtually unbearable. However, Charles Leclerc has been a bright spark in an otherwise forgettable season for the team, racking up a respectable 75 points.
The 23-year-old has driven the Ferrari car to its limit at times this season, picking up a second place in the opening round in Austria, a third in Great Britain and two fourth places (70th Anniversary & Portugal). Leclerc just missed out on the podium last week, but we fancy the Ferrari man to sneak into the top three in Italy on Sunday. Leclerc is available at 4/1 for a top three finish and at those odds it is a bet well worth chancing with signs of improvement at the team.