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Imola Grand Prix

22 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022

The Venue


Location: Imola, Italy

Type: Permanent Circuit

Circuit Length: 4.909 kilometers (3.050 miles)

First race held: 1980 (Italian GP); 1981 (The San Marino GP); 2020 (Emilia Romagna GP)

Located in the town of Imola, in Italy’s northern region of Emilia-Romagna, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari was originally built in 1953. Over the years, it has developed a notorious reputation as a circuit that severely punishes driver mistakes.

Just 40 kilometers away from the major city of Bologna, the circuit has hosted Formula 1 races under various guises since early 1980s.


Named after Ferrari’s late founder Enzo Ferrari and his son Dino, the circuit is also one of the few “old school” tracks still on the F1 calendar.


Imola is one of the hardest circuits to master. This is due to the tight and cambered corners that test a driver's skills and the gravel traps and grass that can ruin a race if they make a mistake. It is also one of the few anti-clockwise circuits on the calendar.


Since its return to the F1 calendar in 2020, the track has become a fan favorite, despite its narrow design leading to lesser on-track passes.



Nevertheless, it managed to produce two interesting races in both 2020 and 2021 due to changing weather conditions that mixed up the grid.


"I took more risk than I should have" - Ferrari's Charles Leclerc admits his 'mindset changed' at Imola, leading to his crash
"I took more risk than I should have" - Ferrari's Charles Leclerc admits his 'mindset changed' at Imola, leading to his crash

"I took more risk than I should have" - Ferrari's Charles Leclerc admits his 'mindset changed' at Imola, leading to his crash

"There is no reason we cannot perform well, like we had in Imola" - Yuki Tsunoda terms the 2022 Imola GP as the 'best race' of his F1 career
"There is no reason we cannot perform well, like we had in Imola" - Yuki Tsunoda terms the 2022 Imola GP as the 'best race' of his F1 career

"There is no reason we cannot perform well, like we had in Imola" - Yuki Tsunoda terms the 2022 Imola GP as the 'best race' of his F1 career

"The target was more points rather than a person" - Valtteri Bottas refutes questions on personal battle with Mercedes' George Russell at 2022 F1 Imola GP
"The target was more points rather than a person" - Valtteri Bottas refutes questions on personal battle with Mercedes' George Russell at 2022 F1 Imola GP

"The target was more points rather than a person" - Valtteri Bottas refutes questions on personal battle with Mercedes' George Russell at 2022 F1 Imola GP

Why Lewis Hamilton's early season struggle against George Russell is not a surprise
Why Lewis Hamilton's early season struggle against George Russell is not a surprise

Why Lewis Hamilton's early season struggle against George Russell is not a surprise

"Lewis hates ending up behind his team-mate" - Lewis Hamilton 'passionately hates' coming behind George Russell, says former F1 champion
"Lewis hates ending up behind his team-mate" - Lewis Hamilton 'passionately hates' coming behind George Russell, says former F1 champion

"Lewis hates ending up behind his team-mate" - Lewis Hamilton 'passionately hates' coming behind George Russell, says former F1 champion

The mistake at Imola could not have come at a better time for Charles Leclerc
The mistake at Imola could not have come at a better time for Charles Leclerc

The mistake at Imola could not have come at a better time for Charles Leclerc

Top 3 reasons why Charles Leclerc's error at the Imola GP could ignite championship fight
Top 3 reasons why Charles Leclerc's error at the Imola GP could ignite championship fight

Top 3 reasons why Charles Leclerc's error at the Imola GP could ignite championship fight

"It could be a simple solution" - Mercedes' George Russell reiterates call for active suspension to remove porpoising in 2022 F1 cars
"It could be a simple solution" - Mercedes' George Russell reiterates call for active suspension to remove porpoising in 2022 F1 cars

"It could be a simple solution" - Mercedes' George Russell reiterates call for active suspension to remove porpoising in 2022 F1 cars

"You asked, so we did it!" - Red Bull to ask for more one-two finishes 'if it's as easy as that'
"You asked, so we did it!" - Red Bull to ask for more one-two finishes 'if it's as easy as that'

"You asked, so we did it!" - Red Bull to ask for more one-two finishes 'if it's as easy as that'

"Max is on the limit" - Alex Albon says adopting Max Verstappen's driving style is 'not easy for the teammate'
"Max is on the limit" - Alex Albon says adopting Max Verstappen's driving style is 'not easy for the teammate'

"Max is on the limit" - Alex Albon says adopting Max Verstappen's driving style is 'not easy for the teammate'

"Certainly, open to discussion" - F1 team bosses feel Sprint format could be reviewed for 'anything that we can do to improve'
"Certainly, open to discussion" - F1 team bosses feel Sprint format could be reviewed for 'anything that we can do to improve'

"Certainly, open to discussion" - F1 team bosses feel Sprint format could be reviewed for 'anything that we can do to improve'

"It raises the motivation of the drivers" - Former Ferrari driver says F1 team boss' statements 'are common in this situation'
"It raises the motivation of the drivers" - Former Ferrari driver says F1 team boss' statements 'are common in this situation'

"It raises the motivation of the drivers" - Former Ferrari driver says F1 team boss' statements 'are common in this situation'

"Going to the moon or going to Mars" - Ferrari chairman describes team's journey 'from being competitive to winning' in F1
"Going to the moon or going to Mars" - Ferrari chairman describes team's journey 'from being competitive to winning' in F1

"Going to the moon or going to Mars" - Ferrari chairman describes team's journey 'from being competitive to winning' in F1

McLaren employee's offensive posts against Lewis Hamilton under investigation
McLaren employee's offensive posts against Lewis Hamilton under investigation

McLaren employee's offensive posts against Lewis Hamilton under investigation

"That's a little tough for the smaller teams especially" - Haas' Kevin Magnussen wants 'some tweaks' to F1 Sprint format
"That's a little tough for the smaller teams especially" - Haas' Kevin Magnussen wants 'some tweaks' to F1 Sprint format

"That's a little tough for the smaller teams especially" - Haas' Kevin Magnussen wants 'some tweaks' to F1 Sprint format

"He was just in a league of his own" - Former F1 champion says Max Verstappen brought Red Bull on a level playing field with Ferrari
"He was just in a league of his own" - Former F1 champion says Max Verstappen brought Red Bull on a level playing field with Ferrari

"He was just in a league of his own" - Former F1 champion says Max Verstappen brought Red Bull on a level playing field with Ferrari

"The guy is in my kitchen" - Lewis Hamilton describes how he came to joining Mercedes from McLaren
"The guy is in my kitchen" - Lewis Hamilton describes how he came to joining Mercedes from McLaren

"The guy is in my kitchen" - Lewis Hamilton describes how he came to joining Mercedes from McLaren

"A one-two is the logical consequence" - Red Bull always knew it could catch up to Ferrari despite disappointing start to the 2022 F1 season
"A one-two is the logical consequence" - Red Bull always knew it could catch up to Ferrari despite disappointing start to the 2022 F1 season

"A one-two is the logical consequence" - Red Bull always knew it could catch up to Ferrari despite disappointing start to the 2022 F1 season

"We’d very much like to try and phase DRS out if we can" - FIA aerodynamics head on close F1 racing without aids
"We’d very much like to try and phase DRS out if we can" - FIA aerodynamics head on close F1 racing without aids

"We’d very much like to try and phase DRS out if we can" - FIA aerodynamics head on close F1 racing without aids

"I love racing" - Fernando Alonso to continue in F1 as long as he feels 'better than the others’
"I love racing" - Fernando Alonso to continue in F1 as long as he feels 'better than the others’

"I love racing" - Fernando Alonso to continue in F1 as long as he feels 'better than the others’

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