After a three-week mini-hiatus, Formula 1 returns to action this weekend, with Italy hosting the Imola Grand Prix from the 16th to 18th April. The track was a huge success last year, with Formula One returning to the track which previously hosted the San Marino GP, last held in 2006. Lewis Hamilton won the race and both the Alfa Romeo’s finished in the points last year, with Daniel Ricciardo recording his first Formula 1 podium with Renault (now known as Alpine).
Formula One has decided to return back to the Autodrome Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari to host the 2021 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell’emilia Romagna Grand Prix (It will be referred to as Imola Grand Prix from now on). Max Verstappen, who took the fight to Mercedes and narrowly missed out on victory at Bahrain, will start as clear favourite. Sergio Perez, along with Pierre Gasly, will also be hoping to score a podium this weekend.
Let’s take a look at the sponsors for the Imola Grand Prix 2021
Pirelli : The official tyre supplier for Formula One cars, Pirelli will be the title sponsors for this years Imola Grand Prix. Based in Milan, Pirelli is an Italian multinational company and thus, it comes as no surprise that they have decided to become the title sponsors. Pirelli, which was founded in 1922, put out the following tweet, announcing their sponsorship:
“Made in Italy: Pirelli will be the title sponsor of this year’s Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia Romagna. Proud to be the backer of what is probably the longest race name in @F1 history! And it’s in our home country, at @autodromoimola. #F1“
CEA Squadra Corse : CEA Squadra Corse is a company that builds and manages fire safety equipments. Founded in 1970, they have been incharge of Fire Safety for all events taking place at the Autodrome Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari since 1973. They will also be incharge of the Fire Safety for the 2021 Imola Grand Prix.
CEA Estintori : CEA Estintori is a company which maintains a squad of fire Marshalls who have the required training and expertise to tackle fire hazard. They will be incharge of working with CEA Squadra Corse equipments to ensure fire safety at the 2021 Imola Grand Prix.
Aruba : Aruba is an Italian Cloud solutions and Hosting services company. They provide digital solutions to help the team set up their work stations in the pits and garage at Imola. Aruba also helps with high speed internet, data hosting solutions and all other technical support at Imola.
RSE Italia : RSE Italia is a luxury car provider, who also schedule drives across Imola and some of the biggest racing circuits in Italy. They have tied up with the Imola Grand Prix to provide the cars which will be used as Safety cars during the 2021 Imola Grand Prix.