The circuit summary
40 kilometres east of Bologna
Number of turns:
9 right / 13 left
44° 21' 21'' North
11° 42' 58'' East
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6 Hours of Imola
Le Mans Series makes a brand new appointment on Italian soil at the circuit of Imola. First named Autodromo Dino Ferrari, the racetrack also inherited the Commandatore's first name when the latter passed away.
Always renowned for its very technical and demanding layout, complex turns and chicanes, requiring a high driving level, the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari was modernised in 2007 under famous German circuit designer Hermann Tilke's supervision. To be noted; Imola is one of the rare circuits to be driven anticlockwise.
The F1 Grand Prix of San Marin took place there from 1981 to 2006. At this time there were two Grand Prix competed in Italy, the race at Imola becoming the Grand Prix of San Marin. In 1980, the circuit also hosted the 51st Italian Grand Prix usually held on the circuit of Monza.
Many endurance races -from 250 to 1000 km, from 3 to 6 hours- have taken place there. The last 6 Hours of Imola were held in 1983, followed by the 1000km of Imola in 1984 won by German racing drivers Hans-Joachim Stuck and Stefan Bellof.
An interesting challenge for the competitors to take up the gauntlet twenty seven years later…
Lap record in race: 1min 20s 411 (2004 – M Schumacher)
Car maximum speed: 330 km/h
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari,
- Address: Via F.lli Rosselli 2, 40026 Imola
- Tel: +39 0542 34116
- Website: www.autodromoimola.com