Friday favourite: Why there's more to Imola than its tragic past

Friday favourite: Why there's more to Imola than its tragic past
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Friday favourite: Why there's more to Imola than its tragic past

“When asked about his favorite race track, Rinaldo Capello, three-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, surprising chose Imola, the current host venue of Formula 1’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. This is because a test he did at Imola with Prema Racing played a crucial role in his career, allowing him to race in Formula 3 without any sponsors or money. Despite the tragic events at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, which led to changes in the layout and safety measures, Capello believes Imola still retains its character. He enjoys the challenge of both the modern layout and the original, with its flat-out Tamburello and kink before the first braking point at Tosa’s left-hand hairpin. Capello also considers Imola to be one of the most demanding tracks in terms of braking and fuel consumption, and he believes it is one of the best race tracks in Europe, along with Spa.”

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Source: Autosport.com