The Monza circuit should have a new face

Last January, the management of the Monza circuit announced the start of work aimed at perpetuating the Italian Grand Prix. As the work draws to a close, we take a look back at the changes made to the legendary Italian route.

Published on 24/05/2024 à 10:50

Yannis Duval

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The Monza circuit should have a new face

A brand new tarmac for Monza. ©DPPI

The management of the Temple of Speed ​​announced, last January, the start of a construction site on the circuit aimed at modernizing all the infrastructure. In the crosshairs of the F1 and Liberty Media, Monza (which saw its place on the calendar threatened) did everything possible to welcome teams and spectators in the best possible conditions.

Almost five months after the start of work, the Monza circuit has almost finished getting back on track and should host the Italian Grand Prix in good conditions. Whether on the track or in the stands, a lot has changed compared to the last visit of Formula 1 (September 1 – 3, 2023).

21 million euros to save his skin

The management of the famous Italian circuit invested nearly 21 million euros to renovate its enclosure. First of all, the resurfacing of the route was completely redone, as were the curbs. This would allow us to gain performance.

On the spectator side, the hundreds of thousands of fans who gather inside the circuit should waste less time in traffic. A tunnel linking Porta Vedano to the Parabolic has been built, which should make the flow of spectators smoother. The three existing underground passages have been enlarged. The grandstand above the pit lane has been modernized. Some stands, which were temporary, will be replaced by fixed structures. Also updated for the water collection and evacuation system.

All of these new features aim to give a second lease of life to the Monza circuit, and thus keep the Italian Grand Prix on the Formula 1 calendar. It remains to be seen whether this will be sufficient with the FOM...

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

24/05/2024 at 12:34 a.m.

Despite the blackmail of Liberty Media and the FOM with the arrival of new soulless "Tilkesesque" routes - unfortunately often urban and very often soporific in addition - sponsored by autocratic (and/or petro-dollaresque) states which above all want to make "sportwashing", let's hope that the Temple of Speed ​​will remain on the Formula 1 calendar!

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