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Emilia Romagna GP Track Guide

Here's all you need to know about the Emilia Romagna GP, officially named as the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell'emilia Romagna 2021.


History


The constructions for the Imola Circuit, or Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, started in 1950, it was ready for testing in 1952, but racing began in 1953. It hosted its first official F1 championship race in 1980, the only Italian GP that didn't take place in Monza, while it was the home of the San Marino GP for 26 seasons, from 1981 until 2006. The track has two names, the one given after the Italian city it's located in, and the other after Ferrari's founder, Enzo Ferrari, and his son, Alfredo Ferrari.


We all know and remember the tragic events of the 1994 San Marino GP, that's considered a very dark weekend for Formula 1, where Roland Ratzenberger suffered a fatal skull injury in a crash during Saturday qualifying, followed by Ayrton Senna crashing his car in a concrete wall on the 7th lap of Sunday's race, and dying in the hospital several hours later.


Track Characteristics (as seen below)


Turns: 19

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)

Direction: Anti-clockwise


Tyres


Once more, the three middle compounds in Pirelli’s Formula 1 range – C2 as the P Zero White hard, C3 as P Zero Yellow medium, and C4 as P Zero Red soft – have been selected, the same choice as for the season-opener in Bahrain.


Pressure and Camber info:

Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 21.0 psi (front), 19.0 psi (rear)

EOS Camber limit: -3.50° (front), -2.00° (rear)


More information on tyre and circuit characteristics by Pirelli:

Click here to see the entire (updated) Emilia Romagna GP weekend schedule.

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