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Imola signs new F1 deal

Imola signs new F1 deal

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Imola signs new F1 deal

Imola signs new F1 deal

F1 has confirmed its latest long-term circuit deal with promoters at Imola signing a new contract through to 2025.

A race at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari returned to the calendar in 2020 as the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after a 14-year absence following its previous incarnation as the San Marino GP.

The event was called upon initially as a stop-gap two years ago to help pad out a calendar decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

It retained its place on last year's schedule as F1 again looked to plug holes created by the coronavirus, but with its popularity ensuring its retention this year as the fourth race following flyaway events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia,

Following the signing of the three-year contract beyond this season, F1 CEO 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."

President of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, added: “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.”

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