In front of the Milan’s Duomo church the final signature to the contract that keeps F1 racing in Monza, was signed this evening by the Italian Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani. Monza will host the Italian Grand Prix until 2024 with this renewal: at the moment there are no figures regarding the investment the contract involves.
Chase Carey’s words speak of a great satisfaction for keeping one the homes of F1 since its inception in 1950:
“We are really pleased to have reached an agreement with the ACI which ensures the Italian Grand Prix will remain on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar until at least 2024. This is one of four Grands Prix that were part of the 1950 championship and still features in the calendar and along with the British Grand Prix, it is the only one to have been held every year since then. History, speed and passion are words that motorsport fans associate with Monza. The feeling one gets at this Grand Prix is truly unique, as is the circuit’s distinctive podium. I would like to thank the ACI, especially its President, Angelo Sticchi Damiani for its efforts and this five year deal means that another part of the jigsaw for the Formula 1 of the future, is now in place. The championship features many historic venues such as Monza and also new countries in which the already vast fan-base of our sport can grow.”
Monza can now take a longer breath compared to the short distances’ agreements of Bernie Ecclestone’s era.