The F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was canceled due to the floods that appeared in the area. The situation is chaotic, and local authorities and people are trying to find a solution. Yuki Tsunoda is one of the F1 drivers whose team is currently in the region affected by the floods.
This young driver posted photos on social media that show how dangerous the situation is.
“After a horrible night the town is heavily impacted: dust, mud, and the smell of gasoline everywhere,” -Yuki Tsunoda wrote sharing the photos.
After a horrible night the town is heavily impacted: dust, mud, and the smell of gasoline everywhere. Currently people are struggling to find food and especially places to stay,after many have been evacuated from their own homes.
“Currently people are struggling to find food and especially places to stay,after many have been evacuated from their own homes. Please, anything you can do to help is appreciated”.
Stefano Domenicali reacts
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali also reacted to the chaotic situation in that area.
Domenicali just grew up in Imola and is especially sad about what is happening there. He expressed his gratitude to all those who help the city and the area in these difficult moments. "It is such a tragedy to see what has happened to Imola and Emilia Romagna, the town and region that I grew up in and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding and the families and communities affected.
I want to express my gratitude and admiration for the incredible emergency services who are working tirelessly to help those who need help and alleviate the situation – they are heroes and the whole of Italy is proud on them." The main goal is to ensure safety and to resolve the situation as soon as possible.
Domenicali believes that no one should bother the local authorities in these moments. "The decision that has been taken is the right one for everyone in the local communities and the F1 family as we need to ensure safety and not create extra burden for the authorities while they deal with this very awful situation”.
Many hope that the situation in Imola and other cities will calm down. The most important thing is to be optimistic now when it's the hardest.