F1 NATION: Ferrari under pressure and Mercedes bring 'make or break' upgrades – our Emilia Romagna GP preview

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Imola is intense. The legendary Italian circuit has hosted incredible battles ever since it staged the Italian Grand Prix back in 1980, and this year's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sees two Red Bull drivers going in with the title in mind while Mercedes and Ferrari look to claw back some performance.

The storylines just keep on coming and, as we near Round 6 of the season, there is plenty to look forward to, with the field heading to Imola to contest the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Italian journalist Roberto Chinchero unpack everything before the race at Imola.

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Ferrari enter their first home race of the season under pressure – but could this track suit them and their drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz? It's also AlphaTauri's home race and Nyck de Vries has plenty of expectation on his shoulders after a tough start to 2023.

As for Mercedes, they prepare a major upgrade package for this weekend's race in the hope to claw back some performance and make a leap from third in the constructors' standings, while Aston Martin seek to continue their stunning run of form. Of course, it was here that Fernando Alonso took one of his most famous wins in a battle with Michael Schumacher back in 2005.

And Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez enter as title contenders. Who will reign supreme at Faenza's finest track?

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