F1 Emilia Romagna GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day
Live updates from the 2021 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna GP at Imola
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Megan White
Vettel, who started this race from the pitlane, will not see the chequered flag as he is told over team radio to retire on the penultimate lap.
Mazepin, who is two laps down in this race, has had a spin somewhere in the middle sector but has got going again. As you were.
Gasly takes the bumpy route around Rivazza as he runs wide and bounces over the gravel. That allows Stroll, who he had been catching, to escape up the road in seventh.
Tsunoda has tempted fate one too many times and been given a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits at Turn 9. Probably some naughty words being said over his team radio but he was warned.
Raikkonen will be investigated after the race for a rolling start procedure infringement. It is going to be a long night for the race stewards.
Tsunoda has got ahead of Vettel for P13 but that could be as good as it gets for him as Perez is nine seconds up the road.
Given all the spins, clashes and mechanical issues there have been in this race, it is worth noting there are still 17 runners in this race. Only Bottas, Russell and Latifi have retired and their cars were proper write offs.
A lap later Perez tries the same move on Vettel and gets it right this time to claim P12. Next up for the Mexican is Alpine duo Ocon and Alonso in 10th and 11th.
Perez, looking to make up for his earlier spin, pulls alongside Vettel at the first corner but can't get his Red Bull stopped and bounces over the kerbs which allows Vettel back ahead into P12.
Every driver has got a story to tell after this race, but Gasly's could be the longest. After fading to the back of the pack on the wet tyres, he's back up to P8 after getting by Raikkonen.
In fact, Tsunoda has been shown the black and white flag for not respecting track limits at Turn 9. He's got to be careful now or he will face a penalty.
Conditions clearly much better for the final third of this race. Lap times back to where they would be in normal race circumstances and drivers are even being pinged for exceeding track limits rather than staying away from the slippery kerbs.