System One has altered the timings of this weekend’s observe and qualifying classes on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix out of respect to the funeral service of Prince Philip, which can happen within the U.Okay. on Saturday afternoon.
A minute of silence will even be held forward of Saturday’s qualifying session at Imola in reminiscence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The qualifying session will now happen an hour earlier at 2 p.m. CET, with remaining observe on Saturday morning additionally shifting one hour earlier to an 11 a.m. CET slot.
Friday’s observe classes have been moved half-hour earlier, with first observe set to begin at 11 a.m. CET and second observe at 2.30 p.m. CET, with the intention to adjust to FIA laws relating to the timing of the classes over the weekend.
The timing of Sunday’s race stays unaltered.
“As a mark of respect for the royal funeral, qualifying will probably be moved to keep away from a conflict with the service,” an FIA assertion mentioned. “This implies qualifying will happen between 14:00-15:00 CET. Because of this FP3 will transfer to 11:00-12:00 CET with the intention to adjust to the laws that state qualifying should be 120 minutes after FP3.
“On Friday FP2 will transfer to 14:30-15:30 CET and FP1 will transfer to 11:00-12:00 CET as a result of guidelines requiring these classes to be separated by at the very least two and a half hours and FP3 needing to begin a minimum of nineteen hours after the top of FP2.”
The funeral of Prince Philip will happen at 3 p.m. BST on Saturday within the U.Okay., which will probably be 4 p.m. in Italy, which means qualifying ought to end an hour earlier than the funeral, assuming there aren’t any pink flag stoppages.
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is the second race of the 2021 System One season and can happen three weeks on from Lewis Hamilton’s victory on the first race in Bahrain.
Up to date session instances transformed to ET for U.S.-based readers could be discovered under.
Emilia Romagna GP (ET)
Follow 1 – Friday, April 16 – 5 a.m. ET
Follow 2 – Friday, April 16 – 8.30 a.m. ET
Follow 3 – Saturday, April 17 – 5 a.m. ET
Qualifying – Saturday, April 17 – 8 a.m. ET
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Sunday, April 18 – 9 a.m. ET