.:. sport / Monza Formula 1
Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, 2018
Fri 11-12:30am and 3-4:30pm; Sat 12 noon-1pm and 3-4pm; race on Sun 2 from 3:10pm
For Formula 1 enthusiasts it is a not-to-be-missed rendez-vouz, an outdoor happening to attend with friends, bringing - why-not? - a picnic. Striving for the Grand Prix at this 89th Gran Premio d'Italia
will be some twenty cars from world renowned teams like Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren and Red Bull.
The race-course itself is a monument to engineering - it was established in the 1920s - though its location in the middle of a park is a permanent source of controversy. Monza very often sees the highest speeds of the Formula 1 season. It was the scene of the fastest ever
lap by an F1 car, set in 2004 by Juan Pablo Montoya driving a Williams.
While September 2 and 3 are for the practices
, the proper event is scheduled for Sunday 2. Online tickets
from the circuit
The track is located some 20 km from the center of Milan (trains to Monza or underground to Sesto FS + local buses).