Is alcohol allowed at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?

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Here’s everything you need to know regarding the regulations on consumption of alcohol at the Emilia Romagna GP

F1 fans visiting Imola for the Emilia Romagna GP will be able to consume alcohol while enjoying the action on the track. Alcohol was banned in three races of the season so far – Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. There are no such restrictions at Imola. While you can certainly enjoy alcohol at the Imola circuit, there are some important regulations and guidelines that the visiting fans need to keep in mind.

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Fans attending the race can purchase alcohol and beer from outlets located within the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari premises. It is important to keep in mind that you won’t be allowed to carry glasses, bottles, containers or cans inside the venue. Alcohol consumption is prohibited for individuals below 18 years of age and you will be required to show identity proof if asked for at the outlets selling alcoholic beverages. It must also be noted that you won’t be able to carry alcohol outside the venue after the race is over.

Could rain play spoilsport at this weekend’s Emilia Romagna GP?

The weather forecast for the weekend in Imola looks a bit dicey as things stand. It’s not great news for the fans or the teams as there are high chances that we may face disturbances in the form of rain and thunderstorms on all three days of the racing weekend. According to the official weather forecast, scattered showers are predicted during the practice sessions on May 19 while heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are predicted on May 20 and on raceday – May 21.

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The weather forecast implies that the Grand Prix might well be taking place on a wet track just like it happened in 2022. It is advisable that you carry raincoats and umbrellas to protect yourself from heavy showers. In the worst scenario that the race is abandoned even before it starts, fans can apply for a refund by providing ticket receipts.

On the contrary, if we are lucky enough to have a race, it will be challenging for the drivers to race on a wet track and at the same time it bridges the gap between the more ‘powerful’ and the relatively ‘weaker’ cars on the grid. Fans will have their fingers crossed hoping that we are treated to some quality action and rain doesn’t play spoilsport.

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