The Autodromo Enzo é Dino Ferrari, as the full name of the circuit is, is notorious in the history of Formula 1. This is mainly due to the GP of San Marino in 1994, where both Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna died in an accident. The circuit was then adjusted for safety and racing was continued until 2006. In 2019, ‘Imola’ received a Grade 1 license from the FIA, which means that the Formula 1 could in theory be welcomed again.
This season, two races are at stake because of the corona virus: the GP of China and Vietnam. This may result in a considerable gap in the Formula 1 calendar. Imola would like to respond to this, Roberto Marazzi, the director of the circuit, confirmed to RacingNews365. “It is true that we have submitted a request to the FIA and Formula 1 to replace the GP of China,” he says.
According to Marazzi, the two authorities have not yet responded to his application. If it is indeed the case that the Formula 1 sees Imola fit, then it will be quite a mess to arrange everything. After all, the circuit will have to look for suitable sponsors to provide the financial means to organize a Grand Prix. If everything goes ahead, then for the first time since 2006 a Grand Prix of San Marino will be held.