Imola is a town and comune in the province of Bologna, located on the Santerno River, in the Emilia-Romagna region of north-central Italy.
The city is most noted as the home of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari who formerly hosted the Formula One San Marino Grand Prix. The race is named for the nearby independent republic of San Marino, which is too small to host a grand prix, and the deaths of Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna (Brazilian) and Roland Ratzenberger (Austrian) during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
Imola is famous for its high speed layout and tricky corners, but it is also infamous for the death of Ayrton Senna 18-years ago. The death of the Formula 1 legend was felt throughout the world, and on the day of his seventeenth anniversary, a gigantic crash took place at Imola that shows how far racing cars have come when it comes to safety.
Marco Mapelli rolled his Porsche Carerra over six times but still managed to walk out alive.
This is pure carnage!