Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
Imola Circuit or the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, is a motor racing circuit located near the town of Imola, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The circuit is best known for hosting the San Marino Grand Prix, which was held there from 1981 to 2006.
The circuit is 4.909 km (3.050 mi) long and features 19 turns, including the famous Tamburello corner, which was the site of the fatal accident that claimed the life of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna in 1994. The circuit underwent major safety improvements following the accident, and has since hosted several major international events, including the World Superbike Championship and the European Le Mans Series.
Imola returned to the Formula One calendar in 2020, as part of the revised schedule that was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race, known as the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, was held behind closed doors and marked the first time that the circuit had hosted a Formula One race since 2006.
The Imola circuit is known for its challenging layout, with several fast corners and elevation changes that make it a favorite among drivers. It is also known for its passionate fans, who create a unique atmosphere that adds to the excitement of the race.
Imola, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
DRS Zones: 1
Circuit Length: 4.909 km (3.050 mi)
Total Race Distance: 309.049 km (192.034 mi)
Number of Laps: 63
Lap Record: 1:15.484 Lewis Hamilton (2020)
What happened at the 2023 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix?
On the Wednesday before the weekend Formula 1 cancelled the event due to severe storms and flooding that had struck the local region. On Tuesday team were evacauted from the Imola circuit due to safety concerns with floods and landslips blocking roads and highways around the track. Throughout the week teams had been stranded in their hotel rooms with personnel from Alpine and McLaren both sharing footage from their hotels rooms of rivers bursting its banks and coming into the hotel area. Formula 1 driver Nyck De Vries was stuck with some of the McLaren personell on his way to the AlphaTauri factory for a marketing day. However he was told to return home after roads were closed heading to the headquaters in Faenza. On Thursday only necessary personnel were allowed back into the circuit to pack up for next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. The Formula 2 and Formula 3 support paddock was the worst affected along with the F1 TV Compound where everything they need for broadcasting and IT was flooded but there has been no reports of equipment being destroyed.
Last 5 Winners
2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2020: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2006: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari
2005: Fernando Alonso, Renault
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DEL MADE IN ITALY E DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday May 19th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday May 20th:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday May 21st:
Race Start: 14:00