Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio Dell’Emilia Romagna 2020
On 24th July 2020, Formula 1 announced Italy’s iconic Imola circuit would host a Grand Prix for the first time since 2006 – as part of the revised 2020 race calendar. We are pleased to confirm that Formula 1 Paddock Club will operate at Imola for the FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DELL’ EMILIA ROMAGNA 2020.
The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a race track near the Italian town of Imola, 40 kilometres (24.9 mi) east of Bologna. It is one of the few major international circuits to run in an anti-clockwise direction. The circuit is named after Ferrari’s late founder, Enzo Ferrari, and his son, Alfredo Ferrari.
Previously run as the San Marino Grand Prix, the infamous 1994 edition of the race saw Formula 1 legend Roland Ratzenberger and three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna lose their lives. In the aftermath, the circuit continued to host Grands Prix, but revisions to the previously flat-out Tamburello and Villeneuve corners were made. In an attempt to retain some of the quickness and character of the old circuit, the arduous chicane at Acqua Minerali was eliminated, and the Variante Bassa was straightened into a single chicane. Another safety modification made to the Imola track was that of Variante Alta, formerly a high-kerbed chicane, which was lowered considerably and the turn itself was tightened to reduce speeds.
Imola has featured on many other motorsport championship calendars since 2006, so this race is undoubtedly going to bring plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Pierre Gasly tested his AlphaTauri AT01 at the track in the build up to the 2020 season, and called the experience one of the best he’d ever had in a Formula 1 car, while his team mate Daniil Kvyat remarked that “an F1 car through corners like Acque Minerali – the entrance is so fast, it’s so cool. It really gives you a lot of adrenaline.”
BAM F1 are also accepting bookings for the remainder of the 2020 season, where spectators are permitted, and the 2021 Formula 1® season. Paddock Club, local hospitality and grandstand tickets can be pre-booked with a deposit – fully refundable should the confirmed event dates not be suitable, or if the Grand Prix does not go ahead as planned. Please contact us to register your interest or sign up to our Formula 1 newsletter and we will update you when more information becomes available. We look forward to welcoming you back to a Grand Prix soon!