EMILIA-ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX
ENZO E DINO FERRARI CIRCUIT - IMOLA
Emilia-Romagna GP: All you need to know
The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix is the fifth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship. It is held at the Imola circuit and for us it’s the most home grand prix possible! Imola returned to F1 in 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic led to a complete re-jig of the calendar.
For 26 years in a row, the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit hosted the San Marino Grand Prix, a regular fixture on the championship calendar from 1981 to 2006. In 1980 Imola hosted the Italian Grand Prix. The circuit has been completely renovated to meet the F1 safety standards, which means it can once again host the circus.
The first ever Formula 1 San Marino Grand Prix was won by Nelson Piquet in 1981, with the final one in 2006 going to Michael Schumacher. The German has won it seven times, a record for the most wins here. Therefore, this year there will be two Grands Prix in Italy: apart from the round at Imola, there will be the usual race at Monza in September.
AUTODROMO ENZO E DINO FERRARI
There was a period of 26 consecutive years during which Imola hosted the San Marino Grand Prix. The most successful driver in that time was Michael Schumacher with seven wins, including the last race to go by that name back in 2006. Since 2020, the circuit has again featured on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar, hosting the Emilia-Romagna GP. So, having hosted two races, one at Imola in the spring and the other at Monza in early September, the tradition is now being repeated with the return of Imola and the Emilia-Romagna GP.
Formula 1’s return to Imola is the icing on the cake for Italy’s Motor Valley which now hosts an F1 GP, a round of MotoGP and one for World Superbikes, proving that the Emilia-Romagna region really loves motorised sport.