.:. sport / Monza Formula 1
September 6 through 8, 2019
Fri 6-12:30am and 3-4:30pm; Sat 7 noon-1pm and 3-4pm; race on Sun 8 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 90th Gran Premio d'Italia
will be some twenty cars from world renowned teams like Ferrari, Mercedes, 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
pole position lap by an F1 car, set in 2018 by Kimi Räikkönen on a Ferrari, when he lapped in 1:19.119, at an average speed of 263.587 km/h.
While September 6 and 7 are for the practices
, the proper event is scheduled for Sunday 8. 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).