After a hiatus since the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari returned to the 2020 F1 calendar following major cancellations caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Imola again staged the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix during the 2021 F1 world championship and has remained on the schedule for the upcoming 2022 season. 

On Monday, a new four-year contract extension was announced by F1 after signing a new deal with the race promoters. 

F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “I am delighted that we will be continuing our excellent partnership with Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand  Prix until 2025. 

“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.

“I want to thank everyone involved in making this happen and the work of the Emilia-Romagna Region, in particular the President of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the City of Imola. We are all looking forward to being back in Imola in April to thrill our fans.”

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the revived Imola race in 2020, before Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was victorious in 2021 during his F1 title-winning campaign.