Formula 1 to continue racing at Imola for years to come in latest deal
Formula 1 bosses have confirmed that the Imola track will host the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix until 2025.
The iconic track returned to the sport in 2020 acting as a filler due to race cancellations amid Covid-19 – marking the first outing at the Imola track since 2006.
It was featured then again in 2021 – where Max Verstappen was victorious – and on Monday, the race was confirmed for 2022 to 2025 after a new deal was agreed.
This season’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix is scheduled for April 24, 2022, at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari International Circuit.
Italy has two races on the calendar, with the Monza hosting the Italian Grand Prix in September 2022.
Speaking about the latest announcement, Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali said: “I am delighted that we will be continuing our excellent partnership with Imola for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix until 2025.
“The circuit is iconic and has been part of the history of our sport and they have done an incredible job of hosting two races during the pandemic.
“It is a proud moment for our Italian fans to host two races and for all our fans around the world to see this fantastic circuit on the calendar for the future.”
President of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, said: “Today’s agreement ratifies the presence of the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix of Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola until 2025.
“Imola, its great history and the strong tie of its territory to the world of engines deserved this recognition.
“This is not only a great success for sport in Italy but also a great enrichment for the top international motorsport series that has confirmed in its calendar for several years one of the most difficult races, but also the greatest, and the one that’s mostly loved by both drivers and teams.
“Of course, the long negotiations carried out by the Automobile Club of Italy managed to achieve the desired goal thanks to the important support received from various local authorities. Among all, I would like to underline the enthusiastic work of the Emilia Romagna Region and its President Stefano Bonaccini.”