A new title has been chosen for Formula 1’s return to Imola, which hosted the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix last year.
Imola is due to hold the second event on the 2021 F1 calendar on April 18th. The name of its race has not previously been confirmed.
The title was announced jointly by the Italian government’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation and the Emilia-Romagna regional administration today. They intend to call it the Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna – ‘Made in Italy and Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix’.
The announcement of the title followed the signing of an agreement by Italy’s minister of foreign affairs Luigi di Maio and the president of the Emilia-Romagna region Stefano Bonaccini. It is part of a joint national and regional promotion effort which will extend to other events in the area.
Imola’s race will be followed by a second round in Italy, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in September. Formula 1 is yet to formally approve a title for Imola race.
F1 referred to the two Italian rounds in its announcement today confirming the starting times for this year’s races as ‘Italy – Imola’ and ‘Italy – Monza’. However the Monza race promoter holds the rights to the Italian Grand Prix title.
Last year’s race at Imola was its first F1 round for 14 years. It previously held the Italian Grand Prix in 1980 and the San Marino Grand Prix from 1981 to 2006, typically in early May or late April. The track is situated around 90 kilometres north-west of the republic its F1 race was once named after.
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