Fans were sent into a frenzy when it was announced the iconic circuit at Imola was returning to the Formula 1 calendar in 2020. It produced an epic race of high-speed action at the Autodromo Enzo E Dino Ferrari, with Lewis Hamilton coming out on top. It was an emotional weekend for the World Champion, who was fighting for the win at the site his hero Ayrton Senna lost his life.
The quick 5km circuit has previously hosted the San Marino Grand Prix, and is a short drive from the metropolitan city of Bologna, where some of Italy’s finest cuisines were created. Imola returned to the calendar for 2021, the second race of the season, and offered glimpse of the Hamilton-Verstappen title battle that was to come. In wet conditions, the drivers battled the elements with Hamilton almost throwing away a major points deficit by sliding off the wet surface - only to be saved by a red flag resetting the order.
Away from the action, Imola is located in the Bologna region of Italy, home to the famous Motor Valley. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati and Maserati are just some of the major motor brands that call Motor Valley home. For any racing fan visiting the region, the numerous factory tours, museums and circuits are must-see attractions.