The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral forced Formula 1 to change its schedules

This weekend the third date of the 2021 calendar of the Formula 1. The category will return to the historic Imola circuit. However, an unexpected news for fans was confirmed this Tuesday. Along with the Grand Prix, the funeral of the Duke of edinburgh, so the schedules were modified.

This Tuesday it was confirmed through the official Formula 1 media that the Imola Grand Prix changed its crown out of respect for Prince Felipe, who died on Friday at the age of 99. Several drivers and figures of the highest category of motorsport, such as the team McLaren They have already expressed their condolences through social networks.

“This weekend’s schedule has been adjusted in respect of the funeral of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Saturday sessions will be an hour before. On Friday the training sessions are advanced 30 minutes. There will be a minute of silence before qualifying »confirmed the race organizers.

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The news shook everyone. On Friday, Prince Felipe passed away at the age of 99 after struggling with his health for a few months. He had been admitted to the hospital weeks before, but was discharged. This weekend the funeral will be held, which coincided with the race schedule, this was modified.


This Friday the Imola Grand Prix. With the changes that were introduced this morning, on Friday the activity will begin at 6 in the morning, Argentine and Uruguayan time (1 hour less for Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela. 2 hours less in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru). Saturday’s qualifying will be at 9 AM (Argentina) and Sunday’s race at 10 AM.

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