The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral changes the schedules of this weekend’s GP

The organizers of the Formula One world championship and the International Automobile Federation have communicated a series of changes to the Saturday times of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
“Out of respect for the funeral of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh”, Which will take place next Saturday 17.

Out of respect for the funeral of the husband of the Queen of England, Saturday’s qualifying session will be moved to avoid matching the act, so It will be played between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (CET), in which a minute of silence will be observed, which means moving the FP3 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CET) to comply with the regulation, which establishes that the classification must take place 120 minutes after the FP3.

Before, on Friday, FP2 will move from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., always CET time, and FP1 will be played at 11: 00/12: 00, because the regulations require that these sessions be separated by at at least two and a half hours and that FP3 has to start no less than nineteen hours after the end of FP2.