A revamped sprint race, the Tifosi out in force for Ferrari’s first home race of the year… and the potential of chaotic weather to help Lewis Hamilton get back on form: Seven reasons to get excited for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Formula One is back in Europe for the first time this season following three highly intriguing races to start the campaign. Firstly – to clarify what a sprint race is – it is just a shortened version of a Grand Prix (around 30 minutes) that will take place on a Saturday instead of the traditional qualifying session. The starting order of the sprint race is determined by a qualifying session held on Friday. Last year the sprint race winner received three points, with one and two points handed out to third and second respectively. Only four drivers have ever won the race two years running since its first race as the Italian Grand Prix in 1980. Charles Leclerc has won two of the first three races and was only pipped to victory in the closing laps at Saudi Arabia by Verstappen.

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