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.