According to F1 boss Stefano Domenicali, it will be decided in the short term whether Italy will keep two more races on the F1 calendar. The future of the sport in Italy is being looked at, they say, and that will probably kill the F1 race in Imola.
The GP of Emilia-Romagna at the Imola circuit could not take place this year due to bad weather. It was a serious blow to the organization and it looks like the organizers will soon have to take another blow.
“There is one subject that will be taken up in the short term and that is the future of Formula 1 in Italy,” said F1 boss Stefano Domenicali ahead of the Italian GP at Monza. “We will have to see if we have the resources to keep two races on the F1 calendar or if we focus on just one race.”
“I want to thank Imola because the organizers were ready at a difficult time like the coronavirus pandemic to seize the opportunity and organize a race, for the commitment they took.”
With this, Stefano Domenicali immediately seems to be steering towards the fact that it will be Imola that will die if one of the two races is removed from the F1 calendar. In Monza, work will start this autumn to improve the facilities on and around the circuit. The tunnels under the circuit will be wider, there will be improved hospitality and the grandstands will also be improved.