Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Address: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari via F.lli Rosselli, 2 40026 Imola

44.34027777777811.713611111111Koordinaten: 44 ° 20 ' 25 "N, 11 ° 42' 49 " O

The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola is a racetrack, Italy, on the Grand Prix of San Marino held until 2006. Due to the fact that a country can not deliver two Formula 1 Grand Prix, the race at Imola was delivered to the tiny country of San Marino. Since the track is only 80 km from Maranello, the ancestral home of Ferrari, away, the race at Imola was traded as a home game for the Scuderia. It was one of the few Formula 1 circuits, which was driven counterclockwise.

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The circuit was opened in 1953 and is based on an idea by Enzo Ferrari, who wanted to build a small Nurburgring here. At the opening of no harassment in the layout were present, the Tamburello curve was the first of a round, the Tosa ready the second curve. In 1968, the route to the prematurely deceased son Alfredo ( Dino ) by Enzo Ferrari was renamed Autodromo Dino Ferrari. After Enzo Ferrari's death in 1988, the name was expanded.

At the Grand Prix of San Marino 1994 crashed in Saturday's first workout Roland Ratzenberger and the race a day later Ayrton Senna fatal. These and other accidents and reactivated Grand Prix Drivers' Association brought about numerous changes. Since then, more emphasis is placed on the safety of many race tracks and the cars, driver safety was increased. Then chicanes were in Imola (named after Gilles Villeneuve ) in the Tamburello curve and above the Tosa curve built in, which significantly curtailed speeds. Other agencies such as the Variante Alta were also defused.

For the 2007 season, the Grand Prix of San Marino was dropped from the Formula 1 calendar since the plant was no longer regarded as contemporary.

From the end of 2006 the rate for extensive renovation work was closed. Within ten months a completely new pit building, including Media Center was built, extended the run-off area in the " Tamburello chicane " and repave some sections. As part of the new pit building and the route had to be changed again. After the " Rivazza " now followed by several fast corners instead of the old " variant Bassa ", so that a long full throttle piece was created to " Tamburello chicane ". Following the decline of the FIA Course received a 1T- license, which allows all events except the formula 1. At the beginning of 2008, a new management was found, the course is now in " Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola " renamed. First big event after reconstruction was the weekend of the event in the FIA ​​WTCC in September 2008.


All winners of the Formula 1 race in Imola

Record winner Driver: M. Schumacher ( 7) record winner designers: Ferrari / Williams ( 8)