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In the Press Room Tazio Nuvolari the conference that opens the week of the GP

Presented the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2023

Sticchi Damiani: «significant effort to keep the racetrack up to date»

Fontana: «the Autodromo flagship of the Region»

La Russa: «Monza and AC Milan historical bond»

Pilotto: «this Grand Prix is the result of an alliance between institutions»

Redaelli: «The Monza racetrack projected towards the future»


Monza, 29 August 2023.

Present and future intertwined at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza which hosted the presentation of the 94th Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d’Italia in the Tazio Nuvolari Press Room, the fifteenth round (out of 22) of the world championship 2023, the only one that will take place this year in our country from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. Because that of Monza is an ancient but not old racetrack that is always in step with the times. During the press conference, the president of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, the president of the Automobile Club Milano, Geronimo La Russa, the mayor of Monza, Paolo Pilotto and the president of Sias-Autodromo Nazionale Monza Giuseppe Redaelli.

“The exciting year of the centenary has come to an end, culminating in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella at last year’s GP – underlined Angelo Sticchi Damiani. Today we talk about the future of the Italian GP which is in our hands: all of us, together, are able to work towards extending the contract beyond 2025. Monza is the circuit with the most important history, but it must be able to show off reception in step with the times. We are in a concretely advanced stage in the adaptation of the underpasses and the reconstruction of the surface of the runway. Times are correct and in line with expectations. A commission is examining the projects of 14 companies applying to be invited to the tender. By the end of October we can identify the successful tenderer, to start the work as early as November. The start could coincide with the rally, which will conclude the Italian championship, we will have to be good at making the race coexist with the construction sites. But we have to finish the work by April in order to make it possible for important events to be held at the racetrack already in the spring.

It’s a first step. I want to thank the Lombardy Region which financed the works together with the Ministry of Infrastructure. Thanks, therefore, also to Minister Salvini. Already in September-October we could tackle other planned initiatives, such as the covering of the pits, an area for the paddock-club and new grandstands that could constitute a micro-cosm with comforts and services of all kinds.

Some grandstands today are particularly dated (there are structures dating back 30 years), but we can’t do everything alone. For this, however, we will need further support from an economic point of view, but not only. In this regard, a special thanks goes to the mayor of Monza, because it is not easy to move within a park like the one in Monza. We have also signed an agreement with the Carabinieri Forestali to relaunch the park’s biodiversity. I also thank the Superintendence who is collaborating. However, we are in a hurry, because I have to sit down at the table with Liberty Media to work on the renewal of the contract. Two years remain of the current one and as we know this is the time to negotiate. Looking to the future, the economic conditions for keeping F1 at Monza will be heavier, but by teaming up together we can achieve the goal.»

The president of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana then intervened: “Monza, the most beautiful and exciting showcase of Formula 1, is ready to offer a weekend full of emotions again this year. Which, we hope, by fielding all the superstitions of the case, can also take on red hues. Ferrari red. The ‘Temple of Speed’, in a unique and inimitable setting, is increasingly also a source of tourist attraction, as well as a consolidated seat of innovation and technological experimentation. And all this, not only for the growth of our region, but more generally for the entire country. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza and its entire context, with an increasingly ‘shining’ Royal Villa that can be enjoyed by visitors, are one of the flagships of the excellence of a Lombardy with a strong and important vocation for positioning at an international level” .

Geronimo La Russa, president of the Automobile Club Milano, then took the floor: “Finally, the countdown has begun that will lead us to the 94th Italian Grand Prix, an appointment that has always brought prestige and visibility to our territory. The 2023 edition is particularly important for two reasons. Because the race closes the program of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (which is the home of the Italian Grand Prix) and because it coincides with the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Automobile Club Milano, which this facility has strongly wanted, then conceived, designed and finally built in three months, during the summer of 1922. Also this year we are proud to provide our contribution to the organization of the Grand Prix with the management of the recruitment and activity of the 350 Officers of Race and Course Commissioners coming not only from Italy but also from the United Arab Emirates, Austria, Hungary, France, United States, Australia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Canada. I believe that all this is an extraordinary success for the Lombardy of sport, tourism and major events, in anticipation of the Winter Olympics that we will host in 2026, occupying the place that belongs to this Region on the world stage».

“At the end of the centenary GP we had agreed with the top management of ACI and SIAS that in order to best face sporting commitments it was necessary to strengthen the institutional collaboration, necessary to untie the many outstanding issues: this year’s Grand Prix, which is approaching the record numbers of 2022, it is also the result of this renewed collaboration – explained the Mayor Paolo Pilotto, President of the Villa Reale and Monza Park Consortium – An alliance in full compliance with the rules that has seen us work on various side by side directions. After the storms in July, I thank Sias, the Valle del Lambro Park and the Villa Reale Consortium for the extraordinary teamwork carried out, which has made it possible to restore suitable safety conditions and will see us unanimously engaged in planning replanting and reforestation projects and to protect the green heritage of the Park at its best. Meanwhile, Monza, the city of motors, is preparing to welcome the many Formula 1 enthusiasts this year not only to the racetrack, but also to the squares and streets of the city. The FuoriGP appointments, which will start on Thursday evening, are designed with special attention to inclusion, as are the guided tours that have been arranged for the major points of interest and in the evocative places of Monza. The spotlights will also remain on from 11 to 17 September when Italia Motor Week will bring the theme of road safety and the world of engines back to the heart of the city, with events open to all».

Finally, the president of SIAS Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Giuseppe Redaelli, intervened: «The profuse commitment to restore, in record time, the conditions necessary to carry out the GP in maximum safety after the storm of 24 July was commendable by the personnel and collaborators of Autodromo Nazionale Monza and of the Institutions whom I want to publicly thank, also on behalf of the general manager Alfredo Scala. More than 3,500 professionals will be involved in making the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d’Italia a spectacle for the public. An audience that will be able to enjoy a renewed Fanzone, where it will be possible to admire three spearheads of the Ferrari house, some historic Italian F1s and 28 historic cars that will take the drivers to the «drivers’ parade» on Sunday morning. In Fanzone time will be marked, for the whole day, by musical entertainment and interviews with the protagonists of Formula 1, with drivers and team principals until Sunday evening with the grand finale after the checkered flag. To facilitate the experience of the fans we have further developed the Monza 100 App which allows you to have all the information relating to the events and mobility on the circuit at your fingertips. In terms of environmental sustainability, the collaboration with ATS Brianza will continue, which will collect uneaten meals over the weekend and donate them to the neediest. Thanks to the Awabot project, in collaboration with the IRCCS San Gerardo Foundation, some young patients will be able to virtually experience unforgettable circuit experiences; finally, in the paddock there will be a PizzAut stand, which will give wide international visibility in the eyes of the teams and the main stakeholders. All this testifies to how strong and determined the will of all of us is to ensure that – with the implementation of the now imminent modernization works – the Temple of Speed can be ever more attentive to social issues and projected towards a future of ever-increasing importance for the Lombard and national economy”.

Fifteenth round of a World Championship hitherto dominated by Max Verstappen and Red Bull, the race will take place on Sunday 3 with the start set for 3 pm (53 laps to be covered); Friday 1 two free practice sessions (13.30-14.30 and 17-18) Saturday 2 third free practice session (12.30-13.30) and qualifying (16-17). The protagonists of Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup will also be on the track. There will be 31 giant screens that will allow not to miss anything of what happens on the track along the track. Twenty-four refreshment points where you can buy food and drinks, 10 water points (free) managed by BrianzAcque. From this edition it is also possible to introduce half-litre bottles into the system.

From Thursday, the Fanzone will be open in the area located between the straight opposite the pits and the high-speed one: on 31 August from 2pm, admission is free. From 9 to 19 from Friday for entrance ticket holders only. Purchases can be made on the websites and

During the weekend Monza will also host the filming of the Formula 1 film shot by Apple Studios starring Brad Pitt.

The official program of the event and entertainment activities, the safety instructions for the public together with the recommended parking spaces and access routes are available on the Monza 100 smartphone application which can be downloaded from the digital stores and from the website

Ferrari Trento, the official toast of Formula 1 until 2025, has created a bottle dedicated to Monza as part of the Ferrari F1 Edition collection. Last year, to seal the one hundred year history of the Italian GP, the Trentino company dedicated a special bottle of Ferrari Trentodoc in Jeroboam format that was auctioned on F1 Authentics after being signed by the winning drivers.

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