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#1 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:09

Yes, yes, it's the Emilia Romagna GP and it also has made in Italy stuffed in there somewhere. We know what we mean - a beautiful flowing circuit that is traditionally tough for overtaking, but also famous for building up the tension for whether it is going to happen or not, as fans of Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso can attest.
 
This is the starting grid following yesterday's Sprint race, including pitlane start for Zhou:
 
 
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When is it on?
 
1400 UK time,
1500 local time

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Will it rain?
 
 
Maybe!
 
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#F1 #BBCF1 #IMOLAGP SUNDAY: There were overnight showers at the circuit (some heavy around midnight) & today brings further focus on a risk of wet conditions. Rain/showers are gradually moving NE, with current FIA guidance going with a 60% risk for the race. This *may* increase.
 
In memory
 
And finally, I would be remiss if I did not also say that sadly for all the wonderful racing it has brought us, Imola is also this - a chance to reflect on the sad loss of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, killed during the race weekend of the 1994 San Marino GP at this track. I have often seen it said that it is somehow unfortunate that Ratzenberger gets sometimes overlooked. In which case, I hope it brings comfort that I once read his family saying that in an odd way, it brings them solace as now his name is forever linked to Senna’s and thus remembered.



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#2 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:12

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There’s a good mix of new and used race tyre sets across the #Fit4F1 field for the #ImolaGP! How will this play into the strategies? #F1 #Formula1 #Pirelli #Pirelli150


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#3 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:13

Safety car bingo:

I say lap 1, 17, and 41

#4 JimmyClark

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:15

Safety car bingo:

I say lap 1, 17, and 41

Given the weekend so far and the weather forecast, those will be the laps the safety car *won't* be on track.

Edited by JimmyClark, 24 April 2022 - 10:16.


#5 Anderis

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:18

Given the weekend so far and the weather forecast, those will be the laps the safety car *won't* be on track.

Because of red flags? :p



#6 Dolph

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:23

 

 

When is it on?

 

1400 UK time,

1300 local time
 
 

 

15:00 local time!?



#7 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:25

15:00 local time!?

Thanks, Dolph. If anyone has one of those graphics that have the start time all over the world, please post it and I will add it to the OP.



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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:30

In the Porsche Supercup race, a drivers windscreen wiper collected someone's umbrella before the car speared off the circuit.  :drunk:



#9 Dolph

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:31

Thanks, Dolph. If anyone has one of those graphics that have the start time all over the world, please post it and I will add it to the OP.

 

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#10 Disgrace

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:33

In the Porsche Supercup race, a drivers windscreen wiper collected someone's umbrella before the car speared off the circuit.  :drunk:

 

Thank goodness for the halo!

 

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#11 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:35

The weather radar looks

 

*clears throat*

 

OMINOUS



#12 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:37

IT GONNA RAIN!

#13 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:38

Heavy rain 5km away according to Ian Fergusson

#14 aray

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:39

Intermediate condition should be suffice. Heavy rain and we may have another Spa,21. :smoking:



#15 TomNokoe

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:40

Already resigned to an SC start and immediately pitting for inters

#16 Blackoutjulian

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:43

Knowing current F1 we wont have a race today

#17 krapmeister

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:45

Just as well it's a public holiday here tomorrow, looking like this might be a long night...



#18 NickeyF1

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:45

 I fear it will be either Spa 2021 weather or bone-dry after we've had 10 laps of full safetycar...



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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:45

In the Porsche Supercup race, a drivers windscreen wiper collected someone's umbrella before the car speared off the circuit.  :drunk:

Bloody things should be banned from all motorsport competitions, they're only used by selfish bastards.

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#20 thegamer23

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:46

Knowing current F1 we wont have a race today

 

That's what you guys get for wishing rain all the times  :lol:

 

Heavy rain in most of the region now, track will be soaked and it's pretty cold too!

Wet start for sure.


Edited by thegamer23, 24 April 2022 - 10:46.


#21 Anja

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:46

Already bracing myself for a long afternoon. 



#22 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:47

Knowing current F1 we wont have a race today

I actually think if that did happen, it would be more damaging than Spa ‘21. 
 

It would show that there’s a pattern emerging of a reluctance to run F1 in the rain (proper rain)…rather than it being a ‘once in a generation’ thing as has previously been said.



#23 Blackoutjulian

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:47

That's what you guys get for wishing rain all the times :lol:

Heavy rain in most of the region now, track will be soaked and it's pretty cold too!

Wet start for sure.

I never wish for rain
Others do though

#24 BobbyRicky

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:48

This San Marino GP rawe ceek has been pretty good so far. If we get rain as well its gonna be epic.



#25 Red5ive

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:51

This San Marino GP rawe ceek has been pretty good so far. If we get rain as well its gonna be epic.

 

or cancelled as its too wet for the new cars.

 

Having Imola in April is just asking for trouble.



#26 noikeee

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:57

This San Marino GP rawe ceek has been pretty good so far. If we get rain as well its gonna be epic.


Little typo there, it's the
*Made in Italy and Aramco-Rolex-Netflix Emilia Romagna Parmesan GP

#27 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:57

Back edge of this current band of heavy rain is 40-50km away with a moderate risk of further showers into the race window

#28 TauriJ

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:00

or cancelled as its too wet for the new cars.
 
Having Imola in April is just asking for trouble.


Not that big of a difference

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#29 thegamer23

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:03

Umbrella parade!



#30 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:03

@fergieweather

1150BST: Back edge of current phase of rain is about ~40-50km to the W/SW. Thereafter, conditions into the race look likely to yield a moderate risk of further showers, but some uncertainty on scope of this & their likelihood during the event. For now, latest FIA guidance is 60%.



#31 aray

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:06

Is the circuit wet already?



#32 thegamer23

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:08

Is the circuit wet already?

 



#33 ANF

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:10

Oh, the drivers' parade.



#34 thegamer23

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:14

Can't see race happening with the current conditions



#35 ANF

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:16

Can't see race happening with the current conditions

If the radar is correct the rain will stop soon. But more (light?) rain seems to be a couple of hours away.

 

My bad, "soon" is probably in 30 minutes. :p


Edited by ANF, 24 April 2022 - 11:18.


#36 TauriJ

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:17

Can't see race happening with the current conditions


Imo that would actually might be a good thing. We might see some changes at wet weather racing If it will be another fiasco like Spa.

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:18

Put sky coverage on - and assumed that meant if the buildup was on, race would start on the next hour

No… it’s not for another 1hr42mins

2hr buildup show?! Jesus.

#38 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:19

Via @FiftyBucksVT

 

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:20

Just realised it’s yesterdays notebook

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#40 SophieB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:21

A lovely chance for the fans of Imola to look at dozens of golf umbrellas.



#41 ANF

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:21

I guess this means another wet FRECA race at Monza as well. (Coming up in 50 minutes.)

 

Edit: Actually, I think the rain has passed south of Monza.


Edited by ANF, 24 April 2022 - 11:24.


#42 FLB

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:22

This San Marino GP rawe ceek has been pretty good so far. If we get rain as well its gonna be epic.

This was on the lap to the grid, mind you...

 



#43 thegamer23

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:23

I remember Leclerc spinning out in the gravel in the formation lap last year as well!

 



#44 Scotracer

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:30

So, it's going to be a 5hr event then.

#45 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:32

That's good news for Ferrari and Mercedes - I don't think they stood a chance in a bone dry race.

#46 TauriJ

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:32

So, it's going to be a 5hr event then.


4h is max I believe

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:33

Is that what you call a Gulf coat?

#48 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:33

Eugh this is going to be painful isn’t it?

#49 andyscoot

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:35

That's good news for Ferrari and Mercedes - I don't think they stood a chance in a bone dry race.


Not sure I agree about Merc. They looked even worse in the wet

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:35

Bloody things should be banned from all motorsport competitions, they're only used by selfish bastards.

 

Porsche's or umbrellas? Or both?  :lol: