2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending

The podium at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Formula 1 is back at Imola for another race weekend at the legendary Italian venue. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of visiting Imola for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on May 17-19.

  • The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is set to take place on May 17-19
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Formula 1 returns to Imola for the 31st race at the legendary Italian circuit. Imola re-joined the Formula 1 calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Having previously hosted both the Italian and San Marino Grands Prix, the circuit’s race is now titled the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – or the Formula 1 Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell’Emilia Romagna, to give its full official title.

40km to the east of Bologna, the Imola circuit – or Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The picturesque region was in the news last year, having suffered flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain which claimed the lives of 15 and left thousands homeless. The flooding last year led to the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix being cancelled as water levels rose to dangerously high levels around the track.

Thankfully, the Imola race is set to go ahead without interruption this year. In 2022 – the last race weekend to take place at the track – F1 welcomed fans back to Imola for the first time since the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix. The two previous races had been held behind closed doors as the result of pandemic-related restrictions. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of visiting Imola for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Heading to Imola for the first time? All the essential travel information you need ahead of travelling to Italy is in Travel Basics.

Tickets still available for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

If you haven’t yet secured your tickets for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, limited numbers remain available in our ticket shop. All-inclusive hospitality packages and insider access at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is also available via F1 Experiences.

It’s believed that around 130,000 fans attended over the three days of the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend, with 64,000 attending on race day. The circuit has a total capacity of just under 80,000.

How much will I spend on a trip to the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?

Priced at just under €100, General Admission tickets for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix are some of the cheapest of their kind from the 23 races in the 2024 season. Only General Admission tickets at the already-passed Japanese and Chinese Grands Prix were cheaper. Grandstand seats are also reasonably priced at Imola, coming in at around the average price of grandstand seats for Formula 1 races in 2024.

Our research shows that tickets for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix are relatively expensive for local fans. Coming in at around 17% of the average monthly wage, they rank as the 17th most expensive in terms of affordability for locals.

Tips and advice on attending the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola

Accommodation for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is also relatively affordable, with plenty of hotel options in Bologna, Ravenna, Rimini and the surrounding area.

We estimate that average fan will spend €1,245 on a trip to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. That includes a 3-day grandstand ticket, hotel accommodation and spending money. Learn more about how much you can expect to spend on a visit to the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in our Budget Planner.

On Track Action at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Imola has served up some classic Formula 1 races in its history and has produced plenty of memorable moments since returning to the calendar. While Red Bull are likely to continue their domination of the 2024 season, there could be a surprise in store at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. After all, Imola was the only venue at which a driver from outside of the top three teams took a podium finish in 2022, last time a race was run here (Lando Norris, McLaren).

Formula 1 used the Sprint format at the 2022 Imola race but the traditional format – with three practice sessions and Saturday qualifying – will return at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Alongside the main event, Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup will also be in action over the race weekend. For Porsche Supercup, this will be the first race of the series’ 2024 season – the 32nd year in which it has appeared on the F1 support race line-up.

Session times and further information about the trackside experience – including information on parking and access gates – can be found in our Trackside guide to the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Further practical information is covered on the official Imola website.

Off Track at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

With Imola situated near two great Italian cities – Bologna and Rimini – there’s an expansive list of things to check out away from the circuit during a trip to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The small republic of San Marino, which gave its name to Imola’s F1 race between 1981 and 2006, is also nearby.

Whatever you want to spend your time doing – be it a coastal trip to the Adriatic Sea, a tour of historical landmarks or exploring the area’s rich culture – we’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit during your visit to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Commemorating Ayrton Senna

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s tragic death during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Autodromo Imola, and the circuit and local authorities will be commemorating the great Brazilian driver with a series of events and exhibitions. Although many events take place on or around May 1, the day when Senna was killed at the circuit, several exhibitions are still running across the weekend of the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (May 17-19). View all events and information here. Here’s the events running in the town of Imola across the race weekend:

Imola is in the heart of an area known as Motor Valley, which is home to a number of race circuits, Italian manufacturer factories and motorsport museums – all worth checking out during your stay!

Got a question about attending the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

2 thoughts on “2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending”

  1. Hey
    Do you know if the token system will take place in terms of food and drink this year? And if yes how it would look like/work as I’ve never experienced anything like that on any previous F1 races I’ve attended
    Thanks a lot

    1. Probably yes. I think it worked a lot better at Imola than it did at Monza. Recommended to buy your tokens early, when you arrive, as less likely to be queues. Expect to pay around 8 EUR for a beer, around 12 EUR for a sandwich/burger

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