auto motor und sport is launching a new YouTube format for Formula 1 with "Main Matter Royal Class". It will provide you with the latest information on every race weekend. It starts with the first episode of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.
You know our YouTube format "Formula Schmidt", in which our Formula 1 experts talk about what is happening on and off the race track after each race weekend. With our new video series, we put the horse before you from the other side to give you even more insights into the pinnacle of motorsport.
Our F1 editor Andreas Haupt brings you up to date before every race - either directly from the race track or from the editorial office. In "Main thing royal class" we devote ourselves to the drivers, teams and the respective race track on which Formula 1 is a guest. So you get an all-round service. "Main thing royal class" is your guide to every race.
Imola traditional circuit
The first episode is about the upcoming Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. It is the 30th time in history that Formula 1 has visited Imola. In 2020 and 2021, the race on the traditional 4.909-kilometer circuit took place in front of empty seats. because of Corona. This time, Imola sold more than 120,000 tickets in advance. We expect a full hut.
The drivers love the varied race track with its old-school character. Imola does not forgive driving mistakes. In Imola you need a car with all-round qualities and a powerful engine to do well. Ferrari has both. The Tifosi want to roar the Scuderia to victory. It would be the third for Scuderia this season and the first at Imola since 2006.
The top favorite is Charles Leclerc, who won both in Bahrain and most recently in Australia. Red Bull has something against it and prepared a few upgrades for the Grand Prix. The racing team from Milton Keynes doesn't have much time to test them out. The sprint format shortens training time.
The weather could have a big impact and provide even more action. Last year, Red Bull star Max Verstappen won under mixed conditions. Of course, he would love to repeat last year's victory in order to reduce the gap to Leclerc in the drivers' world championship, which is already quite large. A driver can theoretically score up to 34 points on the coming race weekend: with a victory in the sprint and main race and the extra point for the fastest race lap.