Mustang 2015 @ Imola
The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a race track near the Italian town of Imola, 40 kilometres (24.9 mi) east of Bologna. It is one of the few major international circuits to run in an anti-clockwise direction. The circuit is named after Ferrari’s late founder, Enzo Ferrari, and his son, Alfredo Ferrari, who died in 1956 at age 24. The circuit has a FIA Grade One license.
- Location: Italy
- Time Zone: UTC+01
- Opened: 1953
- Length: 4.9 km (3.1 mi)
- Turns: 21
The track was inaugurated as a semi-permanent venue in 1953. It had no chicanes, so the runs from Acque Minerali to Rivazza, and from Rivazza all the way to Tosa, through the pits and the Tamburello, were just straights with a few small bends; the circuit remained in this configuration until 1972.
Despite the addition of the chicanes, the circuit was subject to constant safety concerns, mostly regarding the flat-out Tamburello corner, which was very bumpy and had dangerously little room between the track and a concrete wall which protects the Santerno river that runs behind it. In 1987, Nelson Piquet had an accident there during practice and missed the race due to injury. In the 1989 San Marino Grand Prix, Gerhard Berger crashed his Ferrari at Tamburello after a front wing failure. The car caught fire after the heavy impact but thanks to the quick work of the firefighters and medical personnel Berger survived and missed only one race (the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix) due to burns to his hands. Michele Alboreto also had a fiery accident at the Tamburello corner testing his Footwork Arrows at the circuit in 1991 but escaped injury. Riccardo Patrese also had an accident at the Tamburello corner in 1992 while testing for the Williams team. The death of Ayrton Senna on 1 May 1994 sealed the fate of the corner being run flat out ever again.
- Event Date/Time: Sunday, June 28st, 2020 @ 2p PT
- Track: Imola
- Vehicle(s): Ford Mustang 2015
- Track Condition: Clear(Sol)
- Track Temp: 44°C
- Ambient Temp: 33°C
- Wind: 5-7 kts @ 30°M
- Free Practice: Server available throughout the week
- Official Practice: 2:00p – 2:30p PT (30 min)
- Qualifying: 2:30p – 2:50p PT (20 min)
- Race: 3:00p PT (10 Laps)