“This situation is an opportunity for us to be a candidate for a grand prix this season,” Selvatico Estense told Motorsport.com.
“They need some races in order to maintain the contract with the FIA and have a world championship, so why not think about Imola?
“Obviously it depends also on the government rules, if they will allow us to run such a race.
“Of course we’ll offer the track for free, and then talk about costs on our side if possible. We can ask the region for some help. We’re not in the situation where we can pay a promoter’s fee.
“It’s much easier without spectators, we don’t have to take care of the grandstands, we don’t have to take care of things like VIP hospitality and so on.
“For sure it will be cheaper than a complete organisation. People are already thinking about running football games with closed doors.”
Estense’s plan, which would first require the approval of the ACI, Italy’s sanctioning body, could involve a race scheduled right after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza which is set to take place on September 3.
“Maybe it could be easier to organise a back-to-back race with Monza, in order to save money or save time for the teams,” the Imola boss suggested.
“But last year we even had nice weather in October, and also the first half of November. So we’re not scared about the weather.
“I think people would like to go back to Imola. It’s a dream for us, but we’re still dreaming!”
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