Imola

Circuit Technical data
Location: San Marino Power: 12
Date: May 28th, 2019 Handling: 13
Race distance: 305.6km Acceleration: 9
Laps: 62 Downforce: Medium
Lap distance: 4.929 km Overtaking: Hard
Average speed: 218.99 km/h Suspension rigidity: Medium
Grand Prix Held: 23 Fuel consumption: Medium
Number of corners: 16 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 12s Grip level: Low
Category: ex F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S16, R9
Sep 18th, 2009
Leandro Sereno1 1:21.164s
Season Master
S16, R9
Sep 18th, 2009
Sion Francis 1:22.822s
Season Pro
S16, R9
Sep 18th, 2009
Mikko Lohi 1:24.394s
Season Amateur
S8, R5
Mar 7th, 2008
Christer Andersson 1:25.665s
Season Rookie
S7, R17
Feb 8th, 2008
Andrzej Makulec 1:28.690s
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Season Track record
S70, R10
May 28th, 2019
Tomek Kiełpiński 1:21.028s
Season Master
S62, R3
Dec 8th, 2017
Sergei Gordov 1:22.075s
Season Pro
S53, R4
May 24th, 2016
Manolis Emmanouil 1:23.335s
Season Amateur
S53, R4
May 24th, 2016
Peter Alan 1:24.071s
Season Rookie
S42, R10
Jul 8th, 2014
Valery Grigorev 1:26.264s
Description

The area around the town of Imola is a hotbed of racing passion. It is the region of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati as well as the town of Maranello, made famous by the Ferrari test facility located there. The Imola race track was born in the early 1950's, the inspiration coming from a group of motor racing enthusiasts. The idea was to link existing public roads to form a racing circuit at which local manufacturers could test their products. Ferrari were among the first to test there and in 1954, the track staged its first sportscar event.

1963 saw the track stage its first F1 race, a non-championship event dominated by Jim Clark in a Lotus. The track was named after Enzo Ferrari's son Dino (who had died of leukemia in 1956) to secure the Old Man's support in raising the funds needed to establish a closed circuit. F1 arrived at the revised circuit in 1979 for another non-championship race, won by the Brabham of Niki Lauda. Brabham won again the following year as Imola hosted the Italian GP with Monza out of favour, Nelson Piquet this time taking the win.

The Italian GP was returned to Monza for 1981, but the authorities, keen to build on the successful races at Imola, presented the venue with the San Marino GP, the tiny republic being located some 50 miles away. Piquet repeated his feat of the previous year by taking the win. The 1982 race had a bitter end for the Ferrari team, Villeneuve refusing to speak to Pironi, claiming the Frenchman had broken team orders in passing him at the end.

In the years that followed, there were growing safety concerns, especially concerning the runoff areas at several points on the circuit. Sadly, it took the deaths of two drivers, Ratzenberger and Senna, during a tragic 1994 race weekend to convince the authorities to improve the safety, the work being completed in time for the 1995 race.

The circuit was renamed 'Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari', following the Old Man's death in 1988, and the 1999 and 2000 races saw popular Ferrari wins for Schumacher. With the arrival of new and modern tracks, the Imola facility now needs upgrading if it is to retain its place on the F1 calendar.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
2 14 Mariano Torregomez
1h31:50.087s
Mariano Torregomez
2:51.959s
Mariano Torregomez
1:26.723s
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3 14 Mariano Torregomez
1h29:33.393s
Mariano Torregomez
2:47.565s
Mariano Torregomez
1:24.969s
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5 Test track Total test laps: 90045
Your test laps: ???
- Petar Totev2
1:21.598s
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6 5 Gatis Laugalis
1h32:20.713s
Cristian Iorga1
2:53.301s
Gatis Laugalis
1:27.782s
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7 17 Maxim Kotov
1h27:49.688s
Maxim Kotov
2:45.804s
Edijs Putniņš
1:22.991s
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8 5 Maxim Kotov1
1h28:36.848s
Peter Helcmanovsky
2:46.768s
Maxim Kotov1
1:23.724s
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10 3 Gatis Laugalis1
1h28:42.315s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:48.048s
Gatis Laugalis1
1:23.751s
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12 6 Jari Aareskoski
1h28:26.746s
Jari Aareskoski
2:49.013s
Jari Aareskoski
1:23.832s
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14 8 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h31:29.879s
Jari Aareskoski2
3:14.739s
Gatis Laugalis1
1:24.142s
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16 9 Jari Aareskoski2
1h31:17.894s
Jari Aareskoski2
2:57.704s
Jari Aareskoski2
1:22.377s
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18 11 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h27:07.491s
Toygun Senler
2:45.328s
Vladimir Islentiev2
1:22.687s
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22 15 Edvinas Pranculevicius1
1h27:42.053s
Edvinas Pranculevicius1
2:46.980s
Edvinas Pranculevicius1
1:23.469s
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24 4 Edvinas Pranculevicius2
1h27:20.397s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
2:58.285s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
1:22.701s
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31 11 Vsevolod Demydov
1h27:33.869s
Toygun Senler3
2:47.695s
Vsevolod Demydov
1:22.838s
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35 2 Wojciech Uzikowski
1h27:16.064s
Wojciech Uzikowski
2:47.000s
Wojciech Uzikowski
1:22.778s
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42 10 Alexey Manukalov
1h28:43.699s
João Monteiro1
2:58.487s
David Rolleston
1:22.985s
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45 7 Leandro Sereno6
1h27:19.673s
Roland Postle1
2:43.498s
Roland Postle1
1:22.439s
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50 6 Roland Postle3
1h39:52.172s
Roland Postle3
3:10.516s
Paulo Pinto
1:35.156s
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53 4 Jan Pavlicek1
1h26:38.041s
Christos Bobolis2
2:46.048s
Jan Pavlicek1
1:21.098s
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57 2 Florencia Caro
1h28:31.018s
Florencia Caro
3:09.370s
Grzesiek Jakubiak
1:22.294s
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60 5 Ilkka Moisio
1h32:59.429s
Ilkka Moisio
3:10.774s
Aleksey Odegov
1:22.676s
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62 3 Bráulio Monteiro
1h27:20.666s
Christos Bobolis4
2:44.925s
Ľubomír Štec
1:21.558s
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66 4 Radek Sus
1h26:39.563s
Maxim Kotov2
2:45.927s
Rafal Celejewski
1:21.081s
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70 10 Jens Frostrup
1h26:48.373s
Tomek Kiełpiński
2:46.124s
Tomek Kiełpiński
1:21.028s
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