Formula 1 fans that purchased tickets to this weekend’s cancelled Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola are set to receive a full refund.
The race was cancelled yesterday (Wednesday) due to flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, following unprecedented rainfall.
After discussions between Formula 1, motorsports governing body the FIA, organisers and authorities, a decision was taken to call off the event.
In a statement, race organisers said: “All buyers who have purchased tickets through the sales network and the Ticketone purchasing platform are informed that the opportunity to convert the tickets purchased with tickets for the 2024 event or alternatively the economic reimbursement.
“Given the ongoing emergency in the region, the methods and timing of the refund will be announced with a subsequent communication that will be sent by e-mail in the next few days by ACI Sport, a company of the Automobile Club of Italy, through the provider [and] official ticket office Ticketone.”
Due to the nature in which the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was called off, it has been reported that race promoters ACI will not have to pay Formula One Management (FOM) the agreed fee, which stands at roughly $20m (£16m/€19m).
This was different for the Belgian Grand Prix in 2021, which partially held a race behind the safety car before being abandoned after three laps due to torrential rain. Promoters still had to pay the fee, leaving them unable to issue refunds.