ELMS will return to Monza in 2022

With a change to the 2022 calendar, the third round of the European Le Mans Series will be held on Sunday 3 July in Italy at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Temple of Speed will thus replace the event scheduled at the Hungaroring in Hungary on the same date.

The European Le Mans Series returned to Monza in 2017 and the circuit has hosted one championship round per year ever since. The move therefore involves two rounds in Italy, with the 4 Hours of Imola on May 15th. The two Italian races will precede and follow the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will take place on 11/12 June.

Frederic Lequien, CEO of Le Mans Endurance Management , comments: "We regret that ELMS will not be able to race in Hungary in July but due to local regulations and restrictions, the Hungaroring Management was unable to meet the conditions of the contract.
Thanks to its historicity and the dynamism of the track, Monza is certainly appreciated by most of the competitors in the ELMS paddock and has given us some of the best races since the return of the series in 2017. I would like to thank the whole Monza team for their precious collaboration and for allowing the series to compete in the third round of the 2022 season this summer ".

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: “We are very satisfied that the European Le Mans Series wanted to return to Monza again this year to consolidate an appointment that is becoming a tradition on our calendar. The real result is that the Temple of Speed will become the House of Endurance for a couple of weeks thanks to ELMS and WEC, present in two consecutive weekends in July. Compared to 2021, when only a thousand spectators were able to watch the sports battles live, we will try to fill the stands and make the two weekends a show on and off the track. Thanks to the 4 Hours of Monza, the centenary season is enriched with another important appointment that motorsport fans will certainly appreciate ".

Autodromo Nazionale Monza protagonist of The Record Show on Canale 5 and of the Chi report on the career of Gerry Scotti

The outdoor footage of the broadcast was filmed in the Temple of Speed. On the cover of the magazine, the portrait of the conductor with the photos taken in the circuit.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the location of the external rehearsals of the Lo Show dei Record program, broadcast from 6 March in prime time on Canale 5. The transmission of the Guinness World Records is conducted by Gerry Scotti who has chosen the Temple of Speed to be portrayed in the celebratory service on his career today on the weekly Chi . The circuit thus becomes the protagonist of two important initiatives by Mediaset and the Mondadori magazine.

The outdoor shots of the Show dei Record were recorded for a couple of weeks in February in the wide spaces of the circuit. The paddocks and the track have been the scene of spectacular athletic gestures and breathtaking feats that spectators will be able to witness following the episodes of the program on Canale 5. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, an already evocative place in itself, thanks to much of the footage made at night, will be transformed on the television screens into an even more fascinating scenario between contrasts of light, shadows and special effects.

The plant has also become the perfect stage to honor the brilliant career of Gerry Scotti, host of the program and anchorman of the Mediaset networks, whose 30 years of profession were celebrated through a photo shoot in some of the most famous points of the track. The Milanese presenter was immortalized by the well-known photographer Massimo Sestini aboard a historic Jaguar E 4.2 Coupé on the main curves of the circuit and on the straight.

Scotti at the end of the service, published on the cover of the weekly magazine directed by Alfonso Signorini, left his signature and a dedication on the free hospitum of the Autodrome, where the autographs of the winning drivers of the races are collected. The General Manager Alessandra Zinno honored the showman with a personalized trophy in honor of his many years of profession.

Alessandra Zinno explains: “The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is confirmed as an ideal space also for filming and photo shoots. The requests for these activities are constantly growing thanks to the large spaces, the context of the Park and the history that the Circuit tells in all its parts. We too have reached a real record: we are celebrating one hundred years since the founding of the racetrack and this anniversary gives a special nuance to all the events and activities of 2022. I am happy that Gerry Scotti has chosen us to honor his long and prestigious career. Thanks to the shooting of the Show dei Record and the cover of Chi , the Temple of Speed offers itself to the sight of millions of Italians who can then join us in person to follow the races and visit the facilities and the track with our guided tours " .

Driver for a day, the dream of every car enthusiast

Be a driver for at least one day, and whiz on a professional track, within a real circuit. All those who love cars and the world of motors have dreamed of it at least once. Today, fortunately, this desire can be realized thanks to the initiatives carried out by numerous racetracks, including the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

There are those who aspire to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari , the symbol par excellence of speed and made in Italy style, and those who prefer to imagine themselves aboard an elegant and spirited Porsche . The list, in fact, could go on for a long time, because every motor lover carries a model and a team in his heart that make him vibrate and excite. What they all have in common is the dream of experiencing the thrill of being a driver for a day , whizzing on the asphalt of a real track, right where great motorsport champions usually compete for first place. An unattainable goal? Of course not. Driving a racing car is a dream that can come true . The opportunities offered by private circuits and large racetracks are now many and very valid. Let's see how to do it.

The requirements to become a pilot for one day

The first thing to point out is that to drive a supercar or a single-seater within a regulated circuit, in the context of a non-professional activity, no further requirements are necessary than those required to get behind the wheel of any car, on the motorway rather than in in the middle of city traffic. Therefore, you must be of age and have already obtained a type B driving license , that is the one commonly provided for cars. The events that allow you to become a pilot for a day , in fact, always provide for the assistance of qualified personnel, which guarantees fun within the limits of safety.

And who doesn't have these requirements? Should he give up? If his goal is to drive on the track like a real driver, unfortunately he has to put that aside. But you can always experience the thrill of sitting next to an expert motorist, inside, for example, Gran Turismo cars, equipped with a passenger seat.

The complete guide to becoming a car driver

Drivers for a day on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit: Driving Experience and Track Days

When you dream it is good to do it big. Finding yourself as a pilot for a day is undoubtedly a unique experience, but being able to do it inside the Temple of Speed becomes something truly exceptional. And this too is an achievable dream. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in fact, offers two opportunities to enthusiasts who want to taste its glorious and famous track: the Driving Experience and the Track Days .

The Driving Experience

The Driving Experiences, as the name itself reveals, are unforgettable driving experiences , created by the Autodrome in collaboration with Puresport , a leading company in the sector. They are open to individuals but also to companies, who can use them to create events for customers and team building days for employees. The car park available is large and capable of satisfying all tastes: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Formula 1.

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The Track Days

The Track Days, on the other hand, are periodic events open to anyone who wants to test their car along the Monza track , confronting its curves and straights. A different and original way to test both your driving skills and the potential of the car you have purchased.

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Corriere della Sera visits the undergrounds of the Monza National Circuit

Corriere della Sera visited the undergrounds of the Monza National Circuit: hundreds of meters of tunnels, power lines, cold rooms, deposits and archives full of unique relics. The result was an article by Rosella Redaelli which appeared today, Saturday 12 February, in the Milanese back of the via Solferino newspaper, accompanied by photos by Fabrizio Radaelli. Read the whole article at this link .

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What to do in Monza: three tips for an unforgettable weekend

There are at least three things to do in Monza during a holiday weekend: visit the historic center, stroll through the park and indulge in the adrenaline of the racetrack. Here is a short guide for tourists who do not want to miss the best that the Lombard city has to offer.

What to do in Monza? Every month, hundreds of people do this Google search. Although much smaller than nearby Milan, in fact, Monza is a city capable of attracting tourists at all times of the year . And to those who visit it, the city offers numerous possibilities for recreation and entertainment, including monuments, naturalistic itineraries and attractions of various kinds. The following is a very short guide for tourists looking for advice . Not an exhaustive list of everything that is possible to do in Monza , but a selection of three truly unmissable things, because they are what make the city unique. And these are activities that can be sold out in a weekend.

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A (walking) tour of the historic center

There is no doubt that a nice ride in the historic center of Monza should be at the top of the list of things to do for those visiting the city. Among other things, it is a rather intimate historical center, with the main monuments that are located a short distance from each other, so it can be visited all on foot with pleasure. The ideal is to start from the heart: the Duomo of Monza and its Museum of Treasures . From the Piazza del Duomo, then, you can easily reach all the other monuments that make up the historic center of Monza, collected in this non-exhaustive list:

  • Arengario Palace ;
  • War Memorial;
  • Teodolinda Tower;
  • Civic Museums;
  • Ponte dei Leoni on the Lambro river;
  • Church of Santa Maria in Strada;
  • Church of San Maurizio;
  • Church of Santa Maria al Carrobiolo;
  • Church of San Pietro Martire;
  • Reggia di Monza or Villa Reale (slightly off-center, but still reachable with a walk of just a quarter of an hour).

Since, however, a tourist does not eat only art and culture, it is good to underline that in the historic center of Monza you can easily meet bars and restaurants to eat , stopping for lunch or dinner, or for a simple aperitif. So what to eat in Monza also becomes a simple question to answer.

Read also: House to see in Monza

A walk in the Monza Park

Second stop, this time of a naturalistic nature: the Park of Monza . It is truly a unique place (here a dedicated study ), which deserves to be experienced even with just a walk or a short bike ride . It is part of the Villa Reale complex and is the largest urban park in Europe, with over 700 hectares of extension that host a great variety of flora and fauna . In addition, the Park hosts real green monuments , centuries-old trees that represent a unique attraction.

If you want to be sure not to waste your energy in the face of so much potential, you can visit the Monza Park by relying on one of the prepackaged tourist itineraries (also available on the official website ):

  • The Reggia goes on stage;
  • Two steps in history;
  • Along the Lambro river;
  • The green giants;
  • On the paths of the gnomes;
  • On the paths of knights and witches;
  • From the king's hunts to the temple of speed;
  • The Monza of the Savoy.

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A lap of the track on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit

After feeding on art and culture and having deeply breathed the beauty of nature, it's time to treat yourself to a rush of adrenaline and fun . And to do so, there is no better place than the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , which offers, among other things, the possibility of experiencing unique Driving Experiences . The Temple of Speed , therefore, opens its doors to all fans of engines and also to those who do not understand much about cars but want to experience the thrill of the track at least once in their life.

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The original contents of this article are produced by an external service without any involvement of the press office of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

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Giuseppe Redaelli appointed President of the International Historic Commission

Giuseppe Redaelli (President of AC Varese and Autodromo Nazionale Monza SIAS SpA) e Monica Mailander (President of the Gino Macaluso Foundation) have been appointed, respectively, President of the "CHI" (International Historic Commission), the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) World Commission that deals with Historic Cars, and a member of the FIA Senate. .

Two prestigious personalities, whose appointments at the top of the FIA underline, once again, the international importance of the Automobile Club of Italy in the field of historic motorsport, since 1934, when ACI was one of the founding members and supporters of the Museum of the Turin Auto.

CHI: the International Historical Commission

Made up of 30 members, representing all the historic clubs affiliated with the FIA, the International Historical Commission promotes the conservation and enjoyment of historic vehicles, the oldest examples of which are important witnesses to both the second industrial revolution and the economic boom.

CHI - which works in close collaboration with FIVA (Fédération Internationale de Véhicules Anciens) - studies legislation and issues relating to historic vehicles, interacting globally with national clubs, to ensure that legislators support legislation compatible with maintenance and responsible use of historic vehicles. Particular attention is paid to registration, taxation, maintenance, road safety, pollution and low-emission zones, as well as the role of historic cars in the collective cultural heritage.

The Senate of the FIA

As the highest body of the FIA, the Senate - made up of 16 members - debates those matters relating to FIA management and general policy that cannot be covered by one of the World Councils. Its main responsibilities are, therefore, financial.

Under the advice of the Monitoring Committee, the Senate closes the accounts, prepares the budgets of the World Council and manages the consolidated financial statements. Within this mandate, it is also responsible for commercial matters which may come to the attention of the FIA.