F1 agrees four-year deal to keep Imola on calendar

Circuit returned to global motorsport series' calendar amid Covid-19 pandemic.

F1 agrees four-year deal to keep Imola on calendar

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  • 2022 race scheduled to take place on 24th April
  • First staged Italian Grand Prix in 1980

Formula One will continue to visit Imola for the next four seasons after announcing the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is to remain part of the racing calendar until at least 2025.

Imola was welcomed back into the Formula One programme amid the Covid pandemic and has staged two Grands Prix in the last two years, while the 2022 edition is scheduled to be held on 24th April, the first race of the season in Europe.

"I am delighted that we will be continuing our excellent partnership with Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix until 2025," said Stefano Domenicali, chief executive and president of Formula One.

"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."

Formula One first visited Imola for the 1980 Italian Grand Prix and, from the following year until 2006, the famous track staged the San Marino Grand Prix. It returned as venue for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 2020.