- Nov 18, 2010
The last F1 race held at Imola was the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix © Getty Images
Imola keen to return to F1 calendar
Monza's financial troubles mean hope for an Imola F1 comeback. Bernie Ecclestone can imagine Italian GP rotation between Imola and Monza.
Imola might just return to the F1 calendar in the near future. Italian sports paper Gazetta dello Sport reports that the owners of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari have issued and application for a return to the F1 calendar to F1 Promoter Bernie Ecclestone.
"Imola suggests a rotation between Monza and them. We could do that. I want to keep the Italian Grand Prix on the calendar.", confirms Ecclestone.
It would be the same procedure that is already in use for the German Grand Prix, alternating between Hockenheimring and the Nürburgring. Whereas this year's race at the Nürburgring had to be cancelled due to financial troubles.
In the past there have been various reports of similar problems at Monza. Even getting rid of the Italian Grand Prix for good had been discussed.
The last F1 race at Imola was the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix. In 1994 both Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger both had fatal accidents at the circuit.
Source: Sport1.de (german)