Imola, 27 March 2022 – Two new ones provisional stands available to fans, plus a third already reserved for the AlphaTauri team from Faenza. Comforted by the excellent progress of the presale, with beyond 30 thousand tickets already soldthe Autodrome continues to increase its capacity ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix on April 22-24.
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Pending that from 1 April after the end of the state of health emergency we can think about 100% of the seats availableand above all the green light for the sale of tickets for the lawns, the stands of Enzo and Dino Ferrari are struggling to contain the enthusiasm of the fans for the return of the Circus on the banks of the Santerno.
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Until the other evening, considering the current limits on capacity (75%), the situation for the race on Sunday 22 was very close to sold out. As for the fixed stands, sold-out for Tosa (B), Rivazza (R) and Acque Mineral (DEF). The only free seats, the most expensive ones, at the start and finish straight (AMI). But the temporary structures were also full, the arrival of which had been announced a few days earlier by Formula Imola. That is: Villeneuve variant (2-3-4), Tosa (5), Gresini curve / formerly Alta variant (7).
So yesterday morning the go-ahead was given to two further mobile stands. One, marked with the number 1, shortly after the central blockbefore the Tamburello, in a theater area for many overtaking in the last Grand Prix of 2021 (ask former world champion Lewis Hamilton); the other, number 6, to mineral waters. In both cases, the price for Sunday’s race is 270 euros (135 euros reduced under 12). Finally, another novelty of the day is the preparation of grandstand number 8, in the section between the Rivazza and the central standshowever, intended for the AlphaTauri.
Availability of seats in additional mobile structures to be set up in correspondence with the Villeneuve variant and of the https://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/cronaca/green-pass-1-aprile-ristoranti-1.7502526 could be announced in the next few days. The goal is obviously to increase the capacity of the racetrack by a few thousand units, now quantified as 34,419 seats in the fixed stands and a further 43,500 seats between the Tosa (8,500) and Rivazza (35,000) meadows.
In recent weeks, imagining a layout of the plant at 100% of the capacity for the ten fixed structures present, and with some limitations in the sale of lawn and circular tickets, the general manager of Formula Imola, Pietro Benvenuti, had hypothesized in 80 thousand presences for the race. And his certainly did not seem like an upward forecast. The feeling is in fact that it can go beyond this threshold. Not to reach the ocean gatherings of the Eighties and Nineties, but to get closer to the numbers of the last San Marino Grand Prix in the first half of the 2000s. In this sense, a lot will also depend onenthusiasm who will be able to make Ferrari grow around him in the coming weeks.
Speaking of Rossa, today is the last day to admire three splendid Maranello cars exhibited in the Checco Costa museum: Ferrari 248 F1 (Michael Schumacher – F1 2006 championship), Ferrari 488 Pista, Ferrari 250 GT Coupé. A corner dedicated to Team Gresini is also set up where fans can admire the Honda Moto3 with which Jorge Martin won the world title in 2018; and Andrea Iannone’s Aprilia RSV MotoGP. Opening hours: 10 am-6pm. Free entry.