Imola is once again on the Formula 1 calendar in 2024 after last year's call off, with one of the world's most famous tracks - the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - to play host to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix which serves as the seventh round of the season.

But when it comes to the lap record, it hasn't changed since racing first returned to the track in 2020.

Imola didn't host an F1 race between 2006 to 2020, and when the cars - much faster than the previous verions - did return to the track, it was Lewis Hamilton who set the race lap record.

Driving for Mercedes, Hamilton lapped the circuit in a time of 1:15.484 to break the record, with it not challenged since.

The unofficial lap record - for laps not during a race - was set during the same year maybe unsurprisingly, with Valterri Bottas running around the circuit in the time of 1:13.609.

With 2023 being called off due to natural emergencies in the local area, the last race we have to go off is 2022, with Max Verstappen winning the race and, on that occasion, setting the fastest lap with a 1:18.446 on lap 55, well short of the record. The top qualifying time, that year in the wet was a 1:27.999.

The weather forecast for this year is again for the chance of rain, so a race lap record could be well and truly out of the question on the 63-lap run that gets underway at 11pm (AEST).