May 23, 2024


Fantasy Formula 1 Management

Imola under pressure to perform

Following the first three flyaway races the FF1M circus returns to Europe next weekend to Imola for what could be the final FF1M race at the historic Italian circuit.

AFIA bosses are said to be concerned by the lack of overtaking opportunities at the circuit for FF1M cars in their current configuration and therefore next weekends race could be make or break for the beloved circuit which has hosted an FF1M race in every one of the series seasons.

Added to this concern is a reluctance to extend the calendar beyond its current 18 races, with even this seen as potentially too many races, with many other outstanding candidate country’s such as Mexico, Azerbaijan, Portugal’s Estoril circuit, which hosts FF2M testing this weekend, and the Netherlands vying for a spot on the calendar.

Italy is currently one of two countries with two races, the other being Germany, with USA having two races in 2012 reduced to one in 2013 following the addition of the AFIA Indycar Series.

In other calendar gossip it has emerged that next season could see a new venue for the Spanish Grand Prix, whilst the American Grand Prix could move back to Road America.