Jul.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Imola’s bid to return to the F1 calendar is also gaining regional support.

Earlier, the president of the Lombardy region, Roberto Maroni, made clear he is campaigning to safeguard endangered Monza’s place on the calendar.

“The right way is to apply pressure, involving public opinion, the Italian government and Ferrari,” he said.

But now Imola’s region, Emilia Romagna, looks set to be launching a similar campaign of support, after officials recently met with Bernie Ecclestone to propose the former San Marino GP venue’s return to F1.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims two parliamentarians have tabled in the legislative assembly a resolution to “ensure the support of the region and favourable conditions for the hosting of the grand prix at the Autodromo di Imola”.