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Imola sets Senna, Ratzenberger death anniversary plans

This year marks 30 years since both drivers were killed during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix weekend.

Imola is to mark the 30th anniversary of the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger in May.

F1 returns for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after last year's cancellation following extensive flooding in the region, having last raced at the venue in 2022.

The Automobile Club d'Italia has revealed ahead of the return that tributes will be held at the event to mark the deaths of both drivers.

Ratzenberger was killed in qualifying when crashing at high speed at Villeneuve before Senna died following an incident at the old Tamburello early in the Grand Prix.

Race "enriched with profound meanings"

President of the Emilia Romagna region Stefano Bonaccini said: “As a region, we strongly wanted the return of Formula 1 to Imola, a central event in the very rich calendar of sporting events in Emilia-Romagna.

“This year the Grand Prix is ​​enriched with further profound meanings: the memory of a much-loved champion like Ayrton Senna and a strong sign of a restart in Romagna hit by the flood.”

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