Following a statement by the F1 promoter and the responsible authorities, the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola has been cancelled due to flooding. The promoters express their support for all those who are struggling with the current flood. In the current situation, it would be impossible to ensure the safety of the fans and the peaceful conduct of the event.
Why was the F1 Imola race cancelled?
Due to heavy rains, the Santerno River flowing in close proximity to the circuit has swelled. The responsible authorities have identified a very high risk of flooding and landslides, and as a result, the Formula 1 paddock at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit was evacuated on Tuesday, May 16. Due to the evacuation, it is not possible to ensure that the race can take place on the weekend as planned. During the night of May 17, all access roads to the circuit were flooded. Although the F1 paddock was unaffected, the flooding affected the F2 and F3 paddocks. Until Wednesday, the personnel responsible for preparing the race were unable to reach the circuit.
What will happen to the purchased tickets?
Rescue work is currently underway, and once it is complete, a decision will be made regarding whether the event will be rescheduled or cancelled, and whether tickets will be transferred to the following year's event or refunded. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the latest developments.
How can I cancel hotel and services?
Please refer to the terms and conditions when cancelling accommodation and other services you have booked. In some cases, they may include insurance against such events. You can also check if your own life insurance policy or travel insurance policies cover damage caused by circumstances beyond your control. If neither of these options apply, try contacting the hotel or other accommodation to negotiate a settlement or book for the next race date.
Will the F1 Imola race be postponed or cancelled?
It is currently uncertain. However, given the full schedule of the 2023 Formula 1 season, it is likely to be cancelled. Once the current flooding and crisis situation is over, the circuit management will negotiate with the series promoter to determine the best possible solution for the fans.
Information about the flooding and cancellation of F1 Imola 2023
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