Italian Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated and longest-running races on the calendar which has been held every year since the inaugural season in 1950. It takes place on one of the fastest tracks on the continent – the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, which was built in 1922 to host the second Gran Premio d’Italia. Monza is known as the Temple of Speed for its most iconic and atmospheric circuits. Monza’s circuits are all about good top speed, traction and braking stability in order to deliver a fast lap time. It has witnessed some of the most remarkable F1 moments: Gerhard Berger’s victory for Ferrari in 1988, Michael Schumacher’s emotional announcement of his retirement after victory there in 2006, and in 2008 Berger scored the first victory as Sebastian Vettel became F1’s youngest race winner at the time. At the 2018 Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton defended his title while taking over the lead in the World Drivers’ Championship.
The combination of speed and the seductive of Milan offer the best of both worlds to its visitors.
Visitors can land in Malpensa the main airport to the north of Milan then take over an hour’s drive to Monza or land in Milan-Bergamo which is to the north east with a short drive. Visitors can also rely solely on public transport, taking a bus or taxi from the airport to Bergamo station, then catch a train directly to Monza. Trains is also an interesting option which run from Milan Centrale station to Monza.
Arriving Monza, you will see an affluent suburb of Milan which offers a pretty town centre as well as some traditional Italian sights. Visitors can explore the town by strolling on the pedestrianised streets, the walk between the beautiful park – where the circuit is located.
You must also visit the old banking, which was used as part of the grand prix circuit in its early world championship years. Although it has recently been renovated to allow demonstration runs but it still remains as an awesome sight.
Get your stuff and head to Monza now for the 2019 Italian Grand Prix to see if Mercedes will continue to reign or if home team Ferrari can clinch victory.