Jardier is fast! No one better to give guide us around Assetto Corsa Competizione’s latest offering virtual version of Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, the iconic Imola Circuit in Italy.
A challenging venue steeped in history. Imola – or the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari as it’s been known since 1988 – had its foundation stone laid in March 1950. It was ready for testing by October 1952, while racing began at the circuit in 1953.
The anti-clockwise circuit is fast, with an old-school feel as the drivers put it on the line in iconic corners like Acque Minerali and Piratella.
Imola is nestled in a fantastic part of the world, with the Tuscan hills to the south, the Adriatic beaches to the east and the gastronomic delights of cities like Bologna, Parma and Modena to the west – as well as the F1 mecca that is Ferrari’s HQ in nearby Maranello.
There’s also no getting around the fact that a Imola will always have sad memories of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, who lost their lives at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.