Located in Central Italy, Imola is a racing circuit that defines Formula 1 and holds a special place in the history of the sport.

Also known as Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola is considered the official home of Ferrari. This circuit has held a consistent place on the Formula 1 schedule for many years.

Quick Facts – Imola

  • First Grand Prix – 1980
  • Circuit Length – 4.909 km (3.050 miles)
  • Location – Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Home of Ferrari & History

You may think beautiful Ferrari cars are forged in heaven by god and somehow end up on earth but in fact they are made like all other vehicles, in a factory. Ferrari Headquarters is located just down the road from Imola in Maranello. As you can imagine, this circuit holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Ferrari tifosi (fans).

Photo of race day at Imola.
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-21. Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Friday 16th April 2021. Imola, Italy.

Built in 1953, the circuit has held a multitude of different races throughout its history but Formula 1 is always the main event. Simply put, this track is fast and dangerous. Perfect for adventurous F1 drivers that want to take a crack at lap records and pole position. Imola, however, is most known for the tragic deaths of Ronald Ratzenberger and F1 racing legend Ayrton Senna in 1994. Ayrton was an incredible racing driver and well liked by all in Formula 1. The track has been renovated since then to make it safer for the drivers.

Photo of Ayrton Senna.
Ayrton Senna

Why should you travel to Imola?

There might be a serious problem if we have to convince you to travel to Italy. In terms of motorsport, Imola creates a tremendous feeling of nostalgia. Tragedy and triumph truly define this racing venue. It’s something you cannot miss if you’re an F1 fan. Imola is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy amazing Italian cuisine in one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you have time, stop by the Ferrai HQ at Maranello!

Grandstands & Hospitality

According to all the experts and even the drivers themselves, Acque Minerali is the best spot to watch these amazing Formula 1 machines whip around the track at 200 mph.

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