Lando Norris has explained the importance of securing a good grid position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with overtaking at Imola notoriously difficult.
Passing at Imola is not impossible but it is considerably more difficult at the Italian circuit than at others on the Formula 1 calendar.
The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari has been upgraded and modified numerous times over the years but due to the way the layout is moulded to the natural flow of the environment, widening the circuit to better accommodate modern F1 cars is not possible.
As Norris identified, track position this weekend is key.
“It’s great to be back at Imola again this season," he said. "As always, we’ll be aiming to maximise the time on-track to get the most out of the car in preparation for qualifying and the race.
"Track position is important in Imola with limited chances for overtakes. Turn One will be the best opportunity to make a pass, and it could be tricky elsewhere with the track being so narrow."
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