Formula One racing is in Italy this weekend for the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at the Imola Circuit, getting underway at 9:00 a.m. ET on ESPN. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.
Qualifying for this race is different than most of the schedule. There will be a sprint race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET to determine Sunday’s starting grid. On Friday, we had the qualifying race even with inclement weather on the track. Max Verstappen won the pole for the sprint.
The sprint on Saturday will be a 100 km race that will last 21 laps around the circuit. Pit stops are not required and this race is expected to be an all-out ... sprint with the starting grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix on the line. A secondary benefit is that points will be awarded to the top eight drivers from the sprint. Last year, the top three were rewarded, but they have upped it to eight this year. The points received from finishing in the top eight will be applied to both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.
Max Verstappen has the best odds to win the sprint at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at -105. He is followed closely by Charles Leclerc at +110. Lando Norris (+1200), Carlos Sainz (+2000) and Sergio Perez (+2000) round out the top-five drivers with the best odds to win the sprint and the pole position for the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
How to watch qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Saturday Sprint starting grid
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