breaking news


today is May 30, 2023

Ahhh, rain. The weather forecast screenshots have been out in full force on Twitter, as fans worry this weekend’s race in Imola could be a complete washout. We are bracing ourselves for what could be a very chaotic weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. 

The region has been hit with extreme weather conditions as of late, with Faenza being affected by rain storms that had forced hundreds of residents to be evacuated from their homes. And now, the Italian Met Office has issued warnings of flooding and landslides in the Emilia Romagna region.

This has many fans wondering whether we’ll have a race at all.

The latest forecasts show that heavy rain is expected to fall through Tuesday and Wednesday but is expected to improve by the time this weekend rolls around.

The Race understands that F1 aren’t concerned about the weather affecting the Grand Prix, and all the procedures and operational plans for wet weather, including broadcast, infrastructure etc, are all in place. Of course, F1 and the Imola organisers will continue to monitor the conditions.

F1 has noted that the car parks at the track have been an issue in the past, with many getting stuck in the mud last year, and while the promoter has focussed on improving it, soggy car parks are still of concern. So, take some wellies.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, F1 personnel at the track have been asked to leave the paddock amid the ongoing severe weather warnings, and images and videos have emerged showing high levels of water inside the circuit. With more severe weather expected over the next day, it will be monitored by the race organisers and F1, and further updates will likely occur over the next 24 hours.

We are sending our thoughts to those in the Imola region, we hope you are staying safe 🙏

Do you think the Emilia Romagna GP will go ahead this weekend?