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.

Find out more about Driving Experiences

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.

Find out more about Track Days

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 .

Giuseppe Redaelli

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.