Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ; 26-28 October 2018
Next year marks a return for the drivers to the very popular Italian circuit that they already visited in 2012, 2013 and 2016. This meeting at the end of October will bring down the curtain on the season of the series by Peter Auto with a warm Italian flourish.
A motor race in Italy always triggers very special emotions. It is the country of the most beautiful sports cars – Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maserati – real jewels in the collective imagination and home to legendary circuits like Monza, Imola and Mugello, which have been the theatre of some of the greatest battles fought between racing cars. Italy, the cradle of a certain art de vivre and a cultural heritage stretching back hundreds of years, is a must on the Peter Auto calendar. After the first two Imola Classics in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Peter Auto and its grids will return on the famous Enzo & Dino Autodromo between 26-28 October.
The Imola circuit was inaugurated in 1953 and organised its first car race the following year. Not until 1963 did the first Formula 1 race (non-championship event) take place there. Imola had to wait another 17 years to host its first Italian Grand Prix. Between 1981 and 2006, 26 grands prix took place there under the San Marino name, seven of which were won by Michael Schumacher, a record.
Imola is one of the few circuits in Europe on which the cars travel in an anti-clockwise direction. In October, five Peter Auto grids, to which another one will be invited, will provide exciting on-track action there.
Grids by Peter Auto
• Classic Endurance Racing 1 – GT 1966-1974 & Protos 1966-1971
• Classic Endurance Racing 2 – GT 1975-1981 & Protos 1972-1981
• Euro F2 Classic – Formula 2, Formula B and Formula Atlantic 1967-1978
• Group C Racing – Protos 1982- 1993
• Heritage Touring Cup – Touring Cars 1966-1984
• Sixties’ Endurance – Sports Cars pre-63 & GTs pre-66
• The Greatest’s Trophy – Pre-1966 exceptional models