The Imola Grand Prix: A Historic Circuit in Formula 1

Imola will once again host Formula 1 in 2023. Absent from the calendar since 2006, the circuit made a comeback in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Three years later, the race still holds a spot on the calendar, now rebranded as the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

Imola F1 Grand Prix

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2023
The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, commonly known as the Imola circuit, is renowned for its rich Formula 1 history. It is particularly etched in memory due to the dark weekend of 1994, marked by the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna.

After nearly 15 years of absence, Imola returned to the F1 calendar in 2020, owing to the coronavirus. Organizers seized the opportunity to bring back the Grand Prix to the circuit near Bologna, now renamed the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, in reference to the region hosting the race.

Imola F1 Grand Prix in 2022

Following his victory in the sprint race, Max Verstappen also dominated the main race at Imola. A late mistake pushed Charles Leclerc off the podium, allowing Sergio Perez to move up to P2. Lando Norris also joined the podium, as Mercedes was nowhere to be seen. Lewis Hamilton was even lapped by Verstappen.

When is the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2023 scheduled?

This year, the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix takes place from May 19 to May 21, 2023. The first two free practice sessions kick off on Friday, followed by the third practice session and qualifying on Saturday. Finally, the climax, the Grand Prix, unfolds on Sunday.


2022Max Verstappen
2021Max Verstappen
2020Lewis Hamilton
2006Michael Schumacher
2005Fernando Alonso


First GP1980
Number of Laps63
Circuit Length4.909 km
Lap Record1:15.484 (2020)
2022 WinnerMax Verstappen
2022 Second PlaceSergio Perez
2022 Third PlaceLando Norris

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