The next stop on the Formula One schedule is the Italian Grand Prix. All eyes will once again be on Monza, the iconic home ground of team Ferrari.
The history of Monza
- The Autodromo Nazionale Monza was the third purpose built racetrack ever built and was completed in 1922.
- Once completed, it hosted the Italian Grand Prix
- The locals call the track ‘La Pista Magica’
- The fastest lap in formula one occurred at Monza in2004 and was accomplished by Williams driver, Pablo Montoya.
- In 1950, Monza hosted the Italian Grand Prix in the first official Formula One season and has hosted it ever since.
The Monza experience guide
The leafy setting of Monza is located just North of the fashion capital, Milan. If the Grand Prix is not enough to keep you busy, Lake Como and the Mediterranean Coast are in close proximity.
Former Italian Driver Giancarlo Fisichella once said, “Milan is very beautiful and a great place to see and get food, but there are some of the best pizzerias to be found in Monza itself.”
When you arrive in Milan and surrounds, there is something for everyone from bars, clubs and museums. A few of these include: The Duome- world’s third largest church, The Pinacoteca di Prera art gallery and the home of Inter and AC Milan, San Siro Stadium. For a night out, it is best to start in the middle of Milan at Piazza Del Duome. Here you can enjoy a cocktail before venturing to all the vibrant nighttime hotspots.
Activities for an F1 enthusiast
If the Monza experience is not enough, there is Imola, to the South. This is the former home of the San Marino GP. On your way there, you can also stop at Maranello- the home of team Ferrari. There is also the old track located close in Modena.
Monza is one of those iconic spots on the Formula One circuit. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t like to experience the home of team Ferrari. Even better, watching Ferrari win on their own turf!0