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F1 To Race At Imola Until 2025


Formula 1 (F1) have announced the Enzo e Dino Ferrari International Circuit in Imola will host the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix until the 2025 F1 World Championship.

Imola first hosted the Italian Grand Prix in 1980, before hosting the San Marino Grand Prix from 1981-2006 and was welcomed back in the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The race was added to the initial 2022 championship calendar, with the event set to kick-off the European leg of the season on 24 April.

Commenting on the deal, F1 president and chief executive officer, Stefano Domenicali, 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,” he said.

Emilia-Romagna president, Stefano Bonaccino, said the deal is a reward for the team effort from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Trade Agency, City of Imola, Automobile Club of Italy, CON.AMI and F1.

“After two successfully organized editions, a unique event of great international appeal and absolute prestige was confirmed on the long run along the Via Emilia despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic and while preparations are already underway for the 2022 edition,” Bonaccino said.

“The event will allow us to turn the spotlight on both a region which is home to great champions and world-famous motorsport brands and Italy, a country rich in unique, internationally renowned excellence in all fields, starting from the automotive industry.

“For us, this is a great source of pride and a precious opportunity to discuss values, knowledge and professionalism that translate first and foremost into work, innovation and the ability to do business together and with great passion,” he said.

The announcement comes after TCL Electronics became the official television sponsor of the 2022 Australian Grand Prix which runs on 8-10 April.

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