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F1 announces long-term deal to keep popular track on the calendar

Imola is set to remain on the Formula 1 calendar for the next few years, with the Italian circuit signing a new long-term deal.

Formula 1 is set to race at the Imola circuit until at least 2025, as the Italian venue has signed a new deal to remain on the calendar. The historic venue returned to the F1 calendar during the 2020 season after a 14-year absence, as the sport scrambled for European venues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having retained its place for 2021, Imola will once again hold a race this year, and has now had a further three seasons added to its contract. Imola, together with Monza, will hold the two races in Italy this season, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix scheduled for 24 April. "I am delighted that we will be continuing our excellent partnership with Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix until 2025," said Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. "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. "We are all looking forward to being back in Imola in April to thrill our fans."

"A great reward for an important team effort"

President of Emilia Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, welcomed "an extraordinary result for the region". "The confirmation that the Emilia Romagna Formula 1 Grand Prix that will be held at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome in Imola until 2025 is a reward to an important team effort that involved the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ice (i.d. the Italian Trade Agency), the City of Imola, ACI, CON.AMI and F1, of course," he commented. "The event will allow us to turn the spotlight on both a region which is home to great champions and world-famous motorsport brands and Italy, a country rich in unique, internationally renowned excellence in all fields, starting from the automotive industry. "For us, this is a great source of pride and a precious opportunity to discuss values, knowledge, and professionalism that translate first and foremost into work, innovation, and the ability to do business together and with great passion."

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