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Emilia-Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

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Formula 1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix (Imola)

The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari hosted the San Marino Grand Prix between 1981 and 2006. Due to the coronavirus crisis, Formula 1 organisers were desperately looking for additional tracks to race on, after which the race weekend returned to the programme under the name of the Emilia-Romagna GP. Since then, the circuit has again become a familiar venue for teams.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2023

The 4.909-kilometre-long circuit southeast of Bologna has seventeen corners with a fairly long straight. The official name of the track is Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. A long name that is dwarfed by the official name of the Grand Prix: The Formula 1 Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell'emilia Romagna 2022.

Before Imola hosted the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 2020, the event was better known for the San Marino Grand Prix. The microstate is about 95 kilometres away from the circuit and because the rights of the Italian Grand Prix have been for the Monza circuit for many years, Imola cannot host the Italian Grand Prix.

Before Formula 1 returned to Imola in 2020 some changes were made to the circuit. For example, the pit area has been completely modernised and the Variante Bassa chicane in front of the start and finish has disappeared.

What does the race weekend at Imola for GP Italy look like?

The Imola Grand Prix is later in the calendar for the 2023 season, but still forms part of the first half. FP1 will be held on 19 May at 12:30pm UK time. FP2 will take place at 4pm UK time. Qualifying is held on the 20th May at 3pm, with the race on Sunday 21st May. 

What time does the Imola Grand Prix start?

The Imola Grand Prix will be covered in the GPblog.com live blog from an hour before the start. They will turn out the lights at 14:00 for the start of the first GP on Italian soil in 2023.