Imola makes shock Formula E race bid

The iconic Italian circuit of Imola has thrown its hat into the ring to host a round of the FIA Formula E Championship for season two, which is scheduled to kick off later this year.

If the bid becomes successful, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari would become the first non-street track to join the roster for the all-electric single-seater series.

Motorsport.com can reveal that Imola’s mayor, Daniele Manca, together with the the president of Con.Ami, Stefano Manara, and the chairman of Formula Imola, Uberto Selvatico Estense, visited London to meet series founder Alejandro Agag.

Their plan includes a shortened version of Imola, to satisfy Formula E’s criteria of tracks under three kilometres.

This 2.8km layout (pictured) would turn sharp left well before Tamburello and use internal roads until the Acqua Minerali, where it would rejoin the former Grand Prix track.

Imola is one of many new venues that have approached Formula E with a view to hosting future races, but the rest are all believed to be cities that have requested races on their streets.

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