As a result of the significant flooding in the area, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been cancelled

Due to the region's continued heavy rain and flooding, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola has been cancelled. At this point, aiding those who are tragically affected is taking precedence.


The emergency services and those affected had already been severely strained by recent flooding and landslides in the area, which unfortunately resulted in the deaths of two individuals and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which was slated to be Round 6 of the F1 2023 season, could still take place in Imola; there was still hope.

However, heavy rain tragically returned in the days before the race, which forced a precautionary evacuation of all F1 employees from the circuit on Tuesday as water levels in the paddock rose as race preparations were underway.


It was decided that the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will not take place as scheduled after officials from Formula 1 were suitably busy discussing the destiny of the race weekend on Wednesday morning.

In a press release, Formula 1 said: "The Formula 1 community wants to offer its condolences to the individuals and towns impacted by the recent events in the Emilia-Romagna region. " We also want to recognize the emergency services' efforts, which go above and beyond to provide aid to those in need.

"The decision has been made not to proceed with the Grand Prix weekend in Imola after discussions between Formula 1, the president of the FIA, the competent authorities, including the relevant ministers, the president of the Automobile Club of Italy, the president of the Emilia Romagna region, the mayor of the city, and the promoter.

The event has been cancelled due to safety concerns for our fans, teams, and personnel. It was the morally correct and appropriate thing to do, considering the predicament faced by the towns and communities in the area. At this difficult moment, it would not be appropriate to place more strain on the regional government and emergency services.