Print out a set of our Imola Grand Prix 2022 bingo cards to play with your friends over the race weekend, or invite via email to play online.
Formula 1 2022 Imola Grand Prix
When is the 2022 Imola Grand Prix?
The 2022 Imola Grand Prix – or to give it its correct and full name the Formula 1 Rolex Gran Premio del Made In Italy e Dell’Emilia-Romagna 2022 – takes place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 24th 2022. The Imola race weekend is one of three in the 2022 season to use the controversial modified format with qualifying on Friday evening and a Sprint on the Saturday.
Imola is a classic track which was first used in 1980 and hosted the San Marino Grand Prix from 1981 until 2006. After stepping up to run race weekends in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic, it’s now back on the calendar until at least 2025.
What’s on the Imola Grand Prix bingo card?
As usual the bingo card for Imola includes:
Non track specific events
“Porpoising” is clearly here to stay and now belongs here along with the usual pit stop goes wrong, etc etc
Track specific events
For Imola, these are:
- Rain affects at least one session – it’s forecast, but will the timing and intensity be enough for wets or inters to be needed?
- In the gravel – it’s highly likely someone will end up there in the sprint or race
- “Tamburello” – Imola’s most famous (and historically dangerous) corner
- Russell scores points – will he beat the Imola curse of 2020 (binning it behind the safety car) and 2021 (huge crash and trackside altercation with Bottas)? He does have two shots at it – points scored in the Sprint will do and they are now awarded for the top 8 places (as opposed to just the top 3 last season).
- Imola cat on camera – his name is Formulino and he’s very popular on Instagram
- Mishap or moment behind safety car – Russell crashed into the barriers in 2020, Schumacher spun in the pit lane exit in 2021, who’s going to go off (or have a near miss) this year?
This time we’ve also got:
Sprint specific events
- Polesitter doesn’t win – in this instance meaning that the driver who is P1 in Friday qualy doesn’t win the Grand Prix on Sunday
- “Sprint race” – it walks like a race, quacks like a race and one of the commentators is bound to call it a race
- Driver starts race 8+ grid slots lower than sprint – either as a result of a grid penalty or a mishap in the Sprint
- DRS Chicken – Didn’t happen in Australia, could it happen at Imola?
- Red Bull engine reliability issue – this is becoming quite a problem for Red Bull Powertrains at both Red Bull and Alpha Tauri. Any replacement or failure of engine related components at either team counts
How To Play
The Imola Grand Prix bingo cards have been set to a 3×3 grid size with 9 items to mark off which we think is plenty for a single Grand Prix weekend (the Formula One 2022 Season bingo cards, which are meant to be played over several months, are bigger at 5×5).
- Tap to start
- If you’re happy with the card design as it is, simply press Generate Bingo Cards.
- Choose the number of cards you want to print and press Generate Printable Cards.
- You’ll be taken to a page of cards, all different from each other, that you can print from your browser (or copy the URL or bookmark to print later).
- Alternatively you can use Invite through email. Each person you invite will receive a link to their own unique card. (We don’t store their email addresses).
- If you mark your card on screen (just touch or click on the grid square) and it will stay marked between sessions. So if you mark a couple of things off during qualy, you can load your card up for the Sprint next day and find it in the same state. Ditto if you mark things off during the Sprint and load your card up the following day for the actual Grand Prix.
If you want to change the background and colours or add/remove items from your cards, play around with the controls BEFORE pressing Generate Bingo Cards; remember to press Tap To Start and you’ll be able to see your changes as you make them.
Cards all printed or links sent? Now it’s time to watch the race weekend unfold and mark off the events as they happen or are mentioned in the commentary. To win, be the first to complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! You can also play on to see if anyone manages to complete full house.
PRO TIP – to increase your chances of winning, print out more cards than you need and choose one with something very likely such as “Porpoising” in the centre square.