Fans who planned to attend to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend will be offered a refund, after Formula 1 decided not to proceed with the race due to adverse weather.
The Emilia Romagna region was hit with heavy flooding and rainfall in the week, which affected the Imola circuit and caused the track to close to personnel on Wednesday while preparation was underway.
After consultation between F1, the circuit promoters, and local authorities, the decision was taken not to proceed due to the increased strain it could put on rescue efforts.
The Imola circuit has said fans will be able to claim a refund or convert their tickets into ones for the race in 2024, with it widely expected that it will not make a return to the calendar in 2023 owing to the dense schedule.
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Imola circuit statement
"Due to the ongoing weather emergency in the Emilia Romagna region, the event “Formula 1 Qatar Airways Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna Grand Prix”, scheduled from 19 to 21 May, will not be held," said the Imola circuit in a statement.
"All buyers who have purchased tickets through the sales network and the ticketone.it purchasing platform are informed that the opportunity to convert the tickets purchased with tickets for the 2024 event or alternatively the economic reimbursement.
"Given the ongoing emergency in the region, the methods and timing of the refund will be announced with a subsequent communication that will be sent by e-mail in the next few days by ACI Sport, a company of the Automobile Club of Italy, through the provider official ticket office Ticketone.it."
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