Imola secures extended contract until 2025

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Formula 1 has today announced that the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari International Circuit in Imola will remain part of the Formula 1 calendar until 2025.

After a hiatus since the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari returned to the 2020 F1 calendar due to the major overhaul of the schedule that was a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The beloved location again hosted the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix during the 2021 F1 world championship and has remained on the schedule for the upcoming 2022 season.

The sport has now revealed that Imola will stay on the calendar until at least 2025 after signing a new deal with the race promoters.

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, 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.

“I want to thank everyone involved in making this happen and the work of the Emilia-Romagna Region, in particular the President of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the City of Imola. We are all looking forward to being back in Imola in April to thrill our fans.”

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."