Imola Formula 1 racing will be officially known as the ‘Made in Italy and Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix’ in 2021.
After staging the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last year, Imola returns to the F1 calendar to host the revised second round of the 2021 season on April 18, although the title is yet to be confirmed.
The governor of Emilia Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, together with the Italian ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, jointly announced the new titles for F1’s return to Imola on Friday.
In full, the races held at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit will be named Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna – otherwise known as the ‘Made in Italy and Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix’.
Earlier on Friday, F1 confirmed the start time for the upcoming season, having overturned the decision for the grand prix to start at 10 minutes after one hour.
In the announcement, F1 referred to the Imola round as’ Italy – Imola ‘, while the Italian Grand Prix was listed as’ Italy – Monza‘.
This will represent the latest name change for Imola, which previously hosted the Italian Grand Prix in 1980 and the Grand Prix of San Marino from 1981 to 2006.
AlphaTauri conducted a two-day private test at Imola this week to allow new player Yuki Tsunoda to speed up and gain the mileage before his rookie F1 campaign.
Take pre-season testing at Bahrain on March 12-14, the F1 2021 season will kick off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28 and will feature 23 record-breaking rounds this year.