Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
- Course: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Course Length: 3.050 miles (4.909 kilometers)
- Distance: 63 laps, 192.034 miles (309.049 kilometers)
- Date: Sunday, 2023 May 21, 07:00 ET
- 2023 WINNER: RACE CANCELED
Italian GP Odds
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix takes place at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, commonly referred to as Imola.
The circuit is named for Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the iconic Italian automaker, and his son Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari. Because of this, it’s often considered a home circuit for Scuderia Ferrari. The circuit was built starting in 1950 and the first races began in 1953.
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull||-250|
|Sergio Perez||Red Bull|
|Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||+1,200|
|Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+10,000|
|Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+50,000|
|Nyck de Vries||AlphaTauri||+90,000|
|Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||+90,000|
Emilia Romagna Schedule
Free Practice 1 – CANCELED
Free Practice 2 – CANCELED
Free Practice 3 – CANCELED
Qualifying – CANCELED
Race – CANCELED
|Free Practice 1||Friday 22 April 2022|
|Qualifying||Friday 22 April 2022|
|Free Practice 2||Saturday 23 April 2022|
|Sprint||Saturday 23 April 2022||Max Verstappen|
|Race||Sunday 24 April 2022||Max Verstappen|
Current F1 Standings- 2023 Season
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix History & Highlights
The first Formula 1 Grand Prix at Imola was held in September 1980 when the Monza Circuit was being refurbished.
Three-time world champion Nelson Piquet won the inaugural race for Brabham-Ford. Formula 1 raced at Imola until 2006 under the title of the “San Marino Grand Prix” before returning as the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 2020.
The Imola Circuit was home to one of the deadliest weekends in recent Formula 1 Grand Prix history. In 1994, Jordan driver Rubens Barrichello hit a curb during the Friday qualifying session and was knocked unconscious when he hit a tire barrier.
During the Saturday qualifying session, rookie Simtek driver Roland Ratzenberger died after hitting a concrete retaining barrier wall. Sunday’s race saw the death of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna when he struck a concrete barrier in the Tamburello corner.
These marked the first deaths at a Formula 1 race since 1982, when Italian Riccardo Paletti died at the Canadian Grand Prix, and the first of a Formula 1 driver since 1986, when Italian driver Elio de Angelis died during testing.
Senna’s death led to permanent changes to the Tamburello corner and his and Ratzenberger’s deaths led to permanent changes in car design. It would be another 20 years before another Formula 1 driver died.
Jules Bianchi’s death in 2015 following a collision with a recovery vehicle at the Japanese Grand Prix is the latest.
Under the title of both the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix and the San Marino Grand Prix, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has the most victories at Imola with seven. Fellow champions Senna and Alain Prost are tied for second with three each.
The current Imola Circuit is 3.050 miles in length with 19 corners. The current Formula 1 lap record is 1:15.484 set by Lewis Hamilton in the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The circuit’s seating capacity is close to 78,000 with an overall capacity of more than 140,000 people.
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is currently held during the summer months but the 2021 race saw heavy rain conditions, as did the start of the 2022 race. It’s known as an old-school, technically challenging track that many drivers enjoy.