The festival of historic cars at the Monza National Circuit with ACI Storico Festival

Track day shifts, rallies, parades and award ceremonies: these are some of the activities of the day dedicated to the members of the ACI Storico Club

The ACI Storico Festival returns to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday 3 April, after the success of the first edition organized last year. The event, dedicated to fans of historic cars, is conceived by ACI Storico in collaboration with Automobile Club Milano, the Italian Alfa Romeo Registry and the Scuderia del Portello. The members of the ACI Storico Club will have the opportunity to experience a memorable Sunday full of parades, free laps on the track, talks and awards.

The road track will be open starting at 9:30 am with nine track day sessions (25 minutes each) divided between morning and afternoon. Subscribers will be able to try their hand at the straights and curves of the Circuit with their own historic cars, even in the racing version. The paddock will become an open-air exhibition of the most beautiful models who will then be able to participate in the parades along the F1 track and the High Speed Ring.

In addition to the dynamic activities on the track, the program will also include talks and presentations in the Tazio Nuvolari Press Room. Thanks to the renewed agreement of the historic ACI Club with Youngtimer magazine, the round table entitled “How to Start Collecting Youngtimer” will be held at 3.30 pm, while from 4 pm the cars that will take part in the day will be awarded. Finally, the Alfa Romeos will take center stage at 16:30, when the cars of the famous Italian car brand will be awarded on the occasion of the Alfa Romeo Special Anniversary 2022.

The racetrack will be open to the public (in possession of a Green Pass) with paid parking. Access to the paddock will be reserved for ACI Storico Club members who have pre-registered. The JustSpeed Monza Karting will also be active, the kart track in the Alboreto curve, recently renovated with a lounge bar and restaurant. For further information on the event and for the complete program, it is possible to consult the website monzanet.it.


Driving on the track for a day? In Monza, the dream becomes reality

Living a driving experience on the track is the dream of all motorsport enthusiasts. A lap of the track aboard a Ferrari, a Porsche or a Lamborghini, in fact, means tasting the emotions of a real driver. But is it really possible to experience driving a Supercar on the track? The answer is yes, thanks to the alliance between Puresport and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which gave life to the Driving Experiences on the Temple of Speed track.

Where can you drive a Ferrari ? In Monza. And the same answer applies to a Lamborghini or a Porsche. A dream that can be realized thanks to the Driving Experiences organized by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in collaboration with Puresport , a leading company in the sector. Unique experiences that allow you to whiz through Tempo della Speed aboard a Formula 1, Formula 3 or Gran Turismo car . The most coveted goal for every motor enthusiast. A perfect gift to give to yourself, your partner or a friend.

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Driving a sports car on the track, a unique (and safe) experience

Adrenaline is undoubtedly the fundamental ingredient of a driving experience on the track , as well as the thrill of being inside the Temple of Speed . At the same time, however, Driving Experiences are an absolutely safe activity , because they involve the assistance of highly qualified personnel with a very long experience.

No special requirements are needed to drive a supercar on the track. You just need to be 18 years old and have obtained a type B driving license . In practice, the same conditions that you have to undergo to get behind the wheel of a small car in the city.

In reality, however, even those who do not have these requirements can enjoy the thrill of speeding along the asphalt of Monza , getting comfortable in the passenger seat (obviously not in the case of single-seaters) and leaving the guide in the hands of an expert motorist.

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Driving a Supercar on the track: the answers to the most frequently asked questions

Given that the possibility of driving a real Supercar on the track for a day is an activity that arouses a lot of curiosity, the 4 most frequently asked questions on the subject are collected below, with the relative answers.

How much does a ride in a Ferrari (or other Supercar) cost in Monza?

All information on the cost of the Driving Experience is available on the Puresport website, on the page dedicated to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza .

How long does a lap with a Ferrari (or another Supercar) last?

It depends on the skill of the pilot! What is important to know, however, is that a Driving Experience does not end with a single lap of the circuit.

Is it possible to give a lap as a gift?

Certainly. It is possible to purchase a gift voucher that the recipient can use to book their experience behind the wheel of a Supercar.

Is it possible to drive on the track without a license?

Unfortunately not. As already mentioned, a license is required to be able to drive. Without it, you have to be content with whizzing as passengers.

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Passions at the center of the 2022 calendar of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, protagonists are motors, sport and free time

The Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2022 between 9 and 11 September, two weeks dedicated to Endurance with ELMS and WEC in July, the novelty of the Italian Drifting Championship. In the 2022 season, the races will be accompanied by various entertainment experiences for the public. Non-profit events are also scheduled.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza season is ready to go and promises to be full of emotions for fans. The 2022 calendar is made up of race weekends, over forty test days, historical events, corporate and non-profit events. Motors, sports and free time will be the protagonists at the Autodrome: a wide offer not only for motorsport enthusiasts but also for families and tourists. In the centenary year of its foundation, the Circuit therefore broadens its gaze on new activities that it can host.

The season will kick off at the end of March with the thirteenth historical re-enactment of the Milan-Sanremo Cup , which will start right from the Brianza circuit. The classic regularity race, scheduled for Thursday 31 March, will offer a unique experience for the participants. Competitors will in fact have the opportunity to try their hand at 12 timed trials, which will also include the legendary Overpasses.

In April, the JustSpeed Monza Karting will reopen, a semi-permanent kart track inside the Alboreto curve, which will remain active until mid-August and will be a meeting point for adults and children who want to have fun challenging themselves to drive. The area will also be equipped with a lounge bar and restaurant with musical entertainment.

April 3 will be the turn of the ACI Storico Festival , in its second edition, and the first of the two ACI Racing Weekends of the year. This latest ACI Sport event will occupy the weekend between 22 and 24 April and will then be repeated between 7 and 9 October. In May, however, there will be the first news for the fans. The Italian Drifting Championship has in fact chosen Monza as the debut stage of the season. The pilots will compete in a specially created route near the Variante Ascari on 22 May.

The Temple of Speed will also become one of the places to celebrate the memory of Gilles Villeneuve, on the fortieth anniversary of his death, thanks to the MonRace GV Cup . It is a dynamic competition of GT cars built between 1950 and the 90s, which will parade on the streets of the Monte-Carlo city circuit and will arrive on Sunday 22 May at the Autodrome. The cars will be judged by a prestigious commission composed of, among others, Ivan Capelli and Umberto Zapelloni .

With the arrival of summer, the calendar will be more and more full. The track will be engaged on 2 June with a handbike race and the march of the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer . On June 4th and 5th, appointment with the Monza Sport Festival , showcase of the sports associations of the area. The MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show (17-19 June), after the success of last year, will be the highlight of the month also thanks to the conjunction with 1000 Miglia .

The Temple of Speed will, in fact, host the most important regularity race in the world on 18 June, which wanted to link its name to a jewel of international motorsport, in the year of its centenary. The appointment with the Time Attack Series will return on 24-25 June and will replicate the format also on 22-23 October.

In July, the Autodrome will instead become the home of two of the most important endurance races on the international scene in two consecutive weekends. On 1-2-3 July the drivers of the European Le Mans Series will battle it out in the 4 hours of Monza, while the following weekend (8-9-10 July) it will be the turn of prototypes and GTs of the FIA World Endurance Championship to race on Brianza asphalt, with a 6 Hours that will surely be unforgettable for the Monza public.

The Circuit will also be a Temple of sports disciplines. In 2022, in fact, cycling will also be the protagonist, with two unmissable events. On some summer days, the Monza track will be used by the Italian cronomans of the Italian Cycling Federation as a location for training in view of the European and World Championships, while the second Santiago in Rosa Cycling Marathon will be held on 17 September, confirmed after the satisfactory edition of last year. year. On October 15th it will be the turn of the 12H Cycling Marathon . The track will also be open for amateur cyclists during some evenings during the week in spring and summer, compatibly with track commitments.

The Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2022 , the most popular race of the year, will take place between 9 and 11 September. The F1 circus drivers will arrive in Monza after two more race weekends, in Belgium and Holland. Monza will therefore be a difficult test for the teams that will compete against the fastest track in the championship starting at 3pm on Sunday 11 September.

In the same month (23-25 September) the drivers of the International GT Open , a series that has reached its seventeenth season and confirms itself as one of the major GT pro-am platforms in Europe, will take to the track. On the same dates, eleven years after the last Italian edition, the Trial delle Nazioni will also return (24-25 September), the key event of the two trial wheels that concludes the world championship.

In October there will be space for two events in collaboration with the Municipality of Monza. In addition to the aforementioned 12H Cycling Marathon on October 15th, the Monza Half Marathon race will take place the following day. On October 29-30 instead of the Formula X Italian Series , followed on November 1 by the appointment with the non-profit event 6 Ruote di Speranza . The Special Rally Circuit by Vedovati Corse , now in its sixth edition and now a consolidated appointment in the circuit's sporting program, will be on 12-13 November. As usual, the season will be closed by a rally with an international profile still in the definition phase which will be placed on the weekend of 19-20 November or 3-4 December.

This year the stands of the Autodrome will finally return to fill up with the public during the events. The 2022 races hosted by the Temple of Speed will all be open doors, with the only payment of the parking space, with the exception of the 4 Hours of Monza of the ELMS, of the 6 Hours of the WEC, of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy 2022, of the 'International GT Open and the second ACI Racing Weekend, events for which ticket prices will be announced later on the respective event pages of the site.

The cost of parking for spectators will be, exactly like last year, 5 euros for motorcycles and 15 euros for cars. In the access procedures of fans on the Circuit, specific attention will not be lacking for people with motor difficulties, for which better access conditions will be studied. A welcome service will be supported with staff coming from a social cooperative that facilitates the work placement of people who, due to individual characteristics of discomfort, find it difficult to meet the world of work.

In addition to the already rich calendar presented so far, the tourist offer for the public and fans of the history of the Autodrome will be seasoned with the news of the Monza Circuit Experience tours. Thanks to the “Giro di Monza in 60 days” project, launched in collaboration with the Municipality of Monza and other symbolic places of the Monza city, tourists will be able to take advantage of dedicated discounts on guided tours in the Temple of Speed. In addition to the four tours already active from 2021 - Tour Experience , Track Tour , Historical Tour e Premium Tour - in 2022 other possibilities will be introduced for families including bike rental and the Tour Race, designed specifically for those who buy a ticket to follow the races at the Autodrome live. All the news will be announced progressively on the dedicated page of the Circuit's website.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza, explains: "In September the celebrations for the hundred years of activity of the Temple of Speed will begin and will continue until 2023. Monza is a track that has marked the history of motorsport and has remained not only in the heart of the fans but also of the drivers who appreciate it for its speed and technical difficulty. Our goal is that the activities of the Autodrome are differentiated in order to expand the offer for the public, without forgetting the important international competitions that we already host successfully. The focus is to involve not only enthusiasts but also audiences of different ages and tastes: therefore we want motorsport fans, families, lovers of greenery and outdoor sports and tourists. The calendar that we present today is already a first step towards this differentiation, thanks to the presence of sporting, entertainment and social events and the constant activity of the Monza Experience dedicated to the curious of the history of the Circuit and to tourists arriving in Lombardy, in the near Milan and above all in Monza ».

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Health care for the events of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza entrusted to AREU

The Regional Emergency and Urgency Agency will manage the service during track activities and sporting and non-sporting events, to ensure the safety of the appointments hosted by the Temple of Speed

The management of the health care and rescue services of the events hosted by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will be entrusted to AREU , the Regional Emergency and Urgency Agency of Lombardy for the next three years. The new collaboration is the result of an agreement between the Temple of Speed and AREU, signed respectively by the General Managers Alessandra Zinno and Alberto Zoli , who regulates the services necessary to guarantee safety and medical intervention for track activities and, more generally, for all events organized on the Circuit.

The medical and nursing staff of the AREU network will be employed in the assistance and rescue operations, with the necessary certifications to operate in the management of competitions and sporting and non-sporting events , which will take place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza until 2024 .

The agreement between the two Public Administrations also provides for a commitment to develop ad hoc training programs dedicated to staff, in the field of specific professional updating for the required interventions, and to foster relations with local authorities and institutions, in particular with ACI. and AC Milano in the context of road safety prevention initiatives.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza and AREU had already collaborated in autumn 2020, at the beginning of the health emergency from COVID-19, when the medical center of the Circuit was used as an advanced clinical check point for the reception of ambulances with patients in charge green code.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: «The decision to sign a long-lasting agreement with AREU provides the circuit with a guarantee of professionalism and timeliness, as well as a necessary continuity in the assistance services during events. The AREU company is an excellence in its sector thanks to its structure and capillarity on the territory. For these reasons, also thanks to the previous collaboration activities between our Circuit and AREU in a delicate moment like that of the pandemic, we look to the agreement with extreme confidence. We are sure that this cooperation will bring benefits primarily to the users of the plant, providing the maximum guarantee of safety ".

Alberto Zoli, Director General of the Regional Agency for Emergency and Urgency: «The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a historical reality of the territory, kept alive and active with events of international importance. We are particularly satisfied with this collaboration, AREU will make available to the community the expertise and resources necessary to correctly guarantee health care, which contributes significantly to the success of the events ".


Duomo di Monza

Monza Cathedral, a short guide to discovering a treasure chest full of treasures

The Duomo of Monza is the symbol of the city and preserves historical, cultural and artistic beauties of inestimable value. The Cathedral Museum and Treasury tell the story through a rich sequence of relics and precious objects, among which the Iron Crown, kept in the Teodolinda Chapel, stands out. In this short guide, everything you need to know about the Monza Cathedral and some practical information to visit it.

The Duomo , located in the heart of the historic center, is undoubtedly at the top of the list of things to see in Monza . Inside there are some of the most important artistic beauties that the city of Brianza can offer to tourists. The Duomo of Monza, in fact, houses a rich museum and hides a real treasure , the most precious piece of which is the iron crown , with which numerous sovereigns were crowned for centuries, including the kings of Italy. In addition, the bell tower that adorns the Basilica, which represents the highest point in all of Monza, deserves a special mention. Visiting the Duomo of Monza , therefore, is really a necessary activity, even if you are in the city only for a weekend. And to prepare for the visit, you can rely on this short and practical guide.

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The history of the Monza Cathedral

To understand the importance of the Duomo of Monza, it is good to begin this "journey" to its discovery by retracing the main stages of its history . And the historical events concerning the Cathedral, officially called the Minor Basilica of San Giovanni Battista , begin long before its construction. At the end of 500 d. C., in fact, where today the famous religious building stands, there was the Basilica built by the queen of the Lombards Teodolinda , a central figure in the history of the city. Probably, that ancient Basilica was already consecrated to St. John the Baptist. However, practically nothing remains of the original construction , except some building materials and some furnishings, now housed in the Cathedral Museum. In fact, in 1300 , the year of the first Jubilee of Christianity, it was decided to radically overturn the building , rebuilding it from scratch. These were truly impressive works, the first phase of which ended almost half a century later, in 1346. Still for centuries, however, the Duomo of Monza was the object of embellishments and enrichments, with the addition of works of art and new architectural elements, such as the imposing bell tower (whose construction began in 1592).

The architecture of the Monza Cathedral

And so, piece by piece, over the centuries, the Duomo of Monza has come to be that architectural jewel that today is a source of pride for the city. Among other things, the careful restoration that was carried out in 2020 has accentuated its splendor.

The external facade

The external facade of the Duomo of Monza , facing the square of the same name, is perhaps one of the elements that most characterizes the building, thanks to its "two-tone" appearance. It is made in the Gothic style , using a skilful alternation of black and white marble . At the center of the façade, another distinctive feature dominates: the rose window by Matteo Campione , original signature of the entire facade (later restored, at the beginning of the 20th century, by Luca Beltrami). The rose window is framed by a line of perforated tiles, with masks, flowers and stars. Below the rose window there is the porch, on which stands the statue of St. John the Baptist . Other decorative elements are the mullioned windows and the three- mullioned windows that open specularly along the two sides and the medallions of the arch, which contain the busts of Queen Teodolinda and her husband Agilulfo.

Interiors

Equally suggestive are the interiors of the Duomo of Monza . The structure is the classic Latin cross , consisting of three naves with side chapels . The naves are separated by octagonal section pillars, decorated at the end with capitals representing animals, griffins, sirens and centaurs. In general, the decorations of the Cathedral, with a few exceptions, are all attributable to the Baroque period , while little has been saved from the previous phases. What is most striking about the basilica is the extreme wealth of frescoes , which all deserve to be admired.

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What's in the Duomo of Monza

Beyond its indisputable overall beauty, however, the Cathedral houses some “precious pieces”, true masterpieces of history, art and culture that deserve a separate mention. These are, in particular, the frescoes of the Teodolinda Chapel and the tree of life, the Museum and the Treasury, the Iron Crown and the bell tower.

The frescoes of the Teodolinda Chapel

As mentioned, the frescoes are numerous and beautiful. Among all, those signed by the Zavattari stand out, which adorn the Chapel of Teodolinda , which houses the iron crown and the remains of the beloved queen of the Lombards. It is a pictorial cycle that shines with its golds and bright colors . The story that unfolds throughout the various paintings is that of Theodolinda's life, whose conversion to Christianity was a vehicle for the consequent conversion of her people.

The tree of Life

The one depicting the Tree of Life is another of the valuable frescoes that adorn the interiors of the Duomo of Monza. It is located on the right transept and is the work of Giuseppe Meda and Giuseppe Arcimboldo , who began to paint it in 1556.

The Museum and Treasury of the Monza Cathedral

The Museum and Treasury of the Monza Cathedral is a treasure chest that holds a priceless heritage of works of art and relics. Overall, the assets that make up this heritage make it possible to reconstruct, step by step, the entire history of the Basilica, from 1300 to 1900. Among other things, the Cross and Crown of Theodolinda , the Cross of Agilulf , the Diptych of King David and St. Gregory and the Reliquary of the tooth of St. John the Baptist are part of the Treasury. The seat of the Museum is located just below the Duomo.

The Iron Crown

The spearhead of the Monza Cathedral Treasury, however, is undoubtedly the Iron Crown . It is a prestigious find, because for centuries it has served to crown many kings. The origins of this precious object are unknown; according to the most accredited theses, the Iron Crown would be datable between 450 and 500 AD. Currently, it is kept in the altar of the Teodolinda Chapel .

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The bell tower (or bell tower)

The bell tower of the Duomo of Monza, with its 75 meters high , represents the "tip" of the city, a fundamental reference for all the inhabitants. In the original structure the presence of the bell tower was not foreseen, which was instead added at the beginning of 1600, on the initiative of the archpriest Camillo Aulario. At the top of the bell tower there are 8 bells, dated 1741.

Visiting the Duomo of Monza: practical information

In light of what has been said so far, a visit to the Duomo of Monza is truly an unavoidable stop. Here, then, is some practical information to better organize it.

Opening time

Monza Cathedral can be visited every day (except Mondays), from 9 to 13 and from 14 to 18. The Teodolinda Chapel, on the other hand, has slightly different hours, being open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 to 18, and on Sunday, from 14 to 18.

Guided tours

The main tourist attractions of the Monza Cathedral can also be visited with the help of a guide. All information on guided tours can be found on the museum's website

How to reach the Duomo of Monza and where to park

The Duomo is located in the historic center, within a restricted traffic area. To reach it, therefore, it is necessary to leave your car in one of the paid parking lots adjacent to the historic center. From there you can easily continue on foot.

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Gifts for car and motor enthusiasts: 5 winning ideas

Are you looking for gift ideas for a car and motor enthusiast? Below you will find 5 winning ideas that are suitable for all needs and budgets. From simple gadgets that can make the car of whoever receives the gift unique and special to the unique experience of a return post on board a real racing car. Discover them all.

Making the right gifts is an art that involves a good understanding of the recipient's tastes and passions . The gift that leaves you speechless, in fact, is the one that perfectly meets the preferences of those who receive it. No matter how much it costs or how prestigious it is, the thing that really matters is that it is "tailor-made". In the case of a car enthusiast , for example, what are the most popular gift ideas ? What can really make the eyes of those who love engines shine? There are at least five possible answers and they are solutions that adapt to all needs and occasions , regardless of the amount you want to spend. Let's see them immediately.

Useful and fun gadgets for the car

Let's start with the simplest but always effective idea: gadgets for the car . Those who love engines, in fact, also and above all love their car . He always keeps it clean, cuddles it, equips it with all the comforts and with the latest technology, embellishes and personalizes it with small precautions. That's why automotive gadgets always make a great gift idea. Among other things, the market offers many options: from simple and traditional (perhaps designer) key rings to bluetooth receivers , from interior cleaning sets to digital assistants .

Discover all the gadgets signed by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Designer clothing

Another great classic among car enthusiast gifts is certainly designer clothing . Obviously, the signature must be that of a team, a sports brand that recalls the world of motorsport or a symbolic place of motorsport. Also in this case, the possible options are many and they adapt to all needs. They range from sports hats to refined polo shirts , from practical t-shirts to sweatshirts and jackets . If you widen your gaze, you can also add backpacks and bags to this category of gift ideas.

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An experience on the track, like a real driver

If the ideas suggested so far are not convincing, it means that you are looking for something truly unique and special. And then it's time to bring truly first-rate gifts to the field. If there is one thing that every car enthusiast has dreamed of since he was a child, it is to be able to hit the track like a real driver . Fortunately, today it is not an impossible wish to fulfill. Many car circuits, in fact, offer the possibility of adrenaline- fueled driving experiences and fun track days . So, at least for a few hours, you can really try to be a speed superstar.

Discover the proposals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza: Driving Experience and Track Days

The ticket to attend a prestigious race

The alternative to taking to the track is to watch a real Formula 1 race from the stands . The show is guaranteed, the emotions too. It is difficult to imagine a more suitable gift for those who love engines and do not miss a Grand Prix , sitting on their sofa at home.

Find out more about the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix

A safe driving or sport driving course

This roundup of gift ideas for car enthusiasts closes with another “practical” proposal, which will give the recipient of the gift the opportunity to put his or her skills as a driver into play . These are, in fact, safe driving or sport driving courses. An opportunity for those who love cars to become more and more master of the steering wheel, learning to manage their car even in risky or non-linear situations.

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Test of the Formula 1 World Championship, the complete calendar for 2022

The winter test sessions of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship will be held in Barcelona (Spain) and Sakhir (Bahrain). The appointments are scheduled for February and March respectively. In the meantime, the car manufacturers involved in the 2022 F1 Championship have begun to announce the presentation dates of the single-seaters.

The presentation of the single-seaters and the winter tests in preparation for the new season are the stages of approach to the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship . Appointments awaited by all fans, who warm the environment and increase curiosity for the start of the new championship. The test dates have already been announced, while as regards the presentations, few teams have yet to announce the date on which they will unveil their cars.

When will the F1 2022 World Championship test take place? All scheduled dates

The winter tests to approach the 2022 F1 World Championship are scheduled for the months of February and March and will be held in Spain, in Barcelona , and in Bahrain, in Sakhir .

F1 Barcelona Test 2022: schedule and results

The Barcelona tests took place with the following schedule:

  • February 23;
  • February 24;
  • February 25.

At the end of the three-day test in Barcelona, Hamilton (Mercedes) set the fastest lap on Day 3, stopping the clock at 1: 19.138. Behind him his teammate Russel (1: 19.233) and Perez's Red Bull (1: 19.556). Good performances by the Ferraris on all three days, with Leclerc taking Day-2, setting a time of 1: 19.689 and Sainz signing his fastest lap on Day-3, with 1: 20.072.

The complete results of the Barcelona 2022 tests

Bahrain F1 Test 2022: the calendar

As for the Sakhir winter tests , however, here are the dates on which they took place:

  • March 10;
  • March 11th;
  • March 12.

The Sakhir track, among other things, will also be the stage for the inaugural race of the 2022 World Cup .

the three-day Formula 1 test in Bahrain indicated a clear winner. It is Verstappen (Red Bull), who set the best time, with 1: 31.720. Behind him were placed Mick Schumacher (Haas), with 1: 32.241, and Lecrerc (Ferrari) with 1: 32.415. Much further behind, however, Hamilton, winner of the Barcelona tests, who finished in seventeenth place, with a time of 1: 36.217.

F1 2022 World Championship: single-seater presentations

If the dates of the winter tests are already known, there is still mystery about those of the car presentations by the teams. Currently, there are only three manufacturers that have already set the date on which they will show the cars with which they will face the Formula 1 World Championship in 2022.

Here is the calendar of events , which will all be strictly online:

Formula 1 - Italian Grand Prix 2022

 

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Gifts for Formula 1 fans: the proposals signed by Monza

If you are looking for gifts for Formula 1 fans, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the right place to pack a surprise that will leave the recipient speechless. The Temple of Speed, in fact, is the symbol of Formula 1 in Italy and offers various possibilities of gifts for those who love this sport. Furthermore, by combining the various solutions, it is possible to create real Formula 1 themed gift packages. Much better than any commercially available box.

The passion for engines and racing cars is an all-encompassing feeling, which often ends up invading every aspect of life. So, if you need to give a Formula 1 fan a gift and want to be sure of success, you need to choose a motorsport-themed surprise . Fortunately, there are several possibilities on the market, also depending on the amount you intend to spend. The important thing is to find something truly original. Succeeding is not difficult, especially if you rely on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , the Italian symbol of Formula 1. The Temple of Speed is ready to welcome and pamper all Formula 1 fans with unique and exciting initiatives. From designer gadgets to entrance tickets for the Italian Grand Prix, there are all kinds of possible gift ideas . Here are four truly unmissable proposals.

The t-shirts with the history of Formula 1 in Monza

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza shop is a reserve of Formula 1 themed gift ideas . The perfect gift for a true enthusiast, however, is undoubtedly a T-shirt from the Heritage collection , which celebrates the history of the Temple of Speed. Simple T-shirts embellished with color prints that crystallize some of the most important moments experienced on the Monza track , such as the ten-year Grand Prix.

All T-Shirts from the Heritage line

A tour to discover the Temple of Speed

A second possible gift for a Formula 1 enthusiast is the tour to discover the Autodromo Nazionale Monza . Those who love the world of motors, in fact, cannot fail to see at least once in their life the most important Italian circuit, as well as a symbol of speed all over the world. The tours available are different and involve all the most important areas of the structure, including the iconic track on which the single-seaters whiz past each year.

The tours of the Monza National Circuit

A lap on the track, like a real Formula 1 driver

And what if instead of a “simple” tour of the racetrack, the gift was the opportunity of a lap on the track like a real Formula 1 driver ? In Monza even this dream can become reality. The Temple of Speed, in fact, has in its offer the Driving Experiences , curated by Puresport . They are called Hot Laps , and they are truly “hot” laps of the track, because they allow you to experience all the emotions and adrenaline of an authentic single-seater that whizzes to the max.

Driving Experience on the track of the Temple of Speed

The ticket to attend the Italian Grand Prix

Ultimate gift idea designed for those who love Formula 1: the entrance ticket to attend the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix . It is the most important race of the Autodrome, an event of international value that attracts four-wheel enthusiasts from all over the world. Above all, however, it is an opportunity to truly experience the colors, sounds and flavors of the Formula 1 World Championship , carving out a seat in the front row.

Buy tickets for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

 

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Ford Italia presents The W Track

L'Ovale Blu takes to the track to promote gender equality in the world of eSports and racing

  • In partnership with Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Assetto Corsa, Ford Italia has created a special track, inserting the curves that make up the word "Woman", to demonstrate how much more complex and difficult the path a woman must take to achieve her goals is.
  • On the occasion of the International Women's Day, personalities from the institutional, sports and automotive world met on the theme of gender equality in the world of car racing, both real and simulated, and in society, opening new perspectives for the female universe
  • The project will take the form of the Ford W University, days of driving courses on the track reserved for women, to train a new generation of pro-racers.

MONZA, Italy, March 2, 2022 - Both in the real world and in the video game world, women are often penalized for the simple fact of being women. And this is demonstrated by issues such as the gender pay-gap or the low presence of women in professional races. Despite this scenario, suit, gloves, helmet and controller begin to enter the life of women with interest and curiosity, ready to take to the track by testing their skills, for an unforgettable experience full of pure adrenaline.

From these assumptions, "The W Track" was born, the project developed by Ford Italia - in partnership with Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Assetto Corsa, a videogame created by Kunos Simulations - oriented to gender equality in the sim-racing sector: on the occasion of International Women's Day, a special edition of the legendary Italian circuit was created to simulate the demanding career path of women in this field, The W Track.

"We are very proud to present The W Track, a project that transcends itself and launches a very strong message, aimed at promoting inclusiveness and gender equality, opening a universal gateway to one of the most competitive and fun worlds of always, that of eSports”Says Fabrizio Faltoni, President and CEO of Ford Italy

The debate

The initiative, which received the support of the Equal Opportunities Council of the Lombardy Regional Council, involves various representatives of the institutional, automotive and gaming world in a round table, including: Fabrizio Faltoni, President and CEO of Ford Italy; Alessandra Zinno, DG Monza National Circuit; Giuseppina Fusco, ACI Vice President and AC Rome President; Enrico Gelfi, Founder of the Italian E-sports Observatory; Valerio Piersanti, Vice President Licensing and Partnerships Kunos Simulations; Letizia Caccavale, President of the Council for Equal Opportunities of the Lombardy Regional Council.

Moderated by the journalist Maria Latella, the protagonists of the confrontation placed the accent on the problem of gender equality in our country, starting precisely from the presence of women in the world of eSports, made up of lights and shadows.

In fact, in recent years there has been a significant increase in women in the world of sim-racing but not enough to be representative, if we consider professional competitions where, on the other hand, the presence of men, aged between 21 and 34, is predominant. years [1] .

Gender disparity, which entails an inevitable social gap, is accompanied by situations of deficit in which the female universe is forced to continually confront each other in the world of work and in sports, without the possibility of having a winning model of reference. Furthermore, in several areas, there is still an under-representation of the female world in top positions, with a gender wage gap that seems to have become physiological by now.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza comments: "The partnership with Ford and Assetto Corsa stems from the harmony and unity of views between the three brands on these issues. Associating the name of two companies that have their core business in the automotive sector with a project of social relevance, not strictly anchored to track dynamics, can become a starting point for the future development of other shared proposals ".

Valerio Piersanti, Vice President Licensing and Partnerships Kunos Simulations comments: "We have enthusiastically accepted Ford's proposal to work on this project, and thanks to the versatility of Assetto Corsa we have been able to give life to this virtual modification of the Monza racetrack. Our Sim Racer community appreciates talent and passion regardless of gender, and therefore we believe that the world of esports can be an engaging way to break down barriers to the female world that have no reason to exist.

From words to deeds: Ford W University

From real to virtual racing, Ford's goal is to create the most inclusive team in the world of eSports starting from Fordzilla, the team built on Ford's heritage in the world of real racing, to compete at the highest levels even in virtual ones. and that, at the moment, sees only one female exponent in the roster of runners, captain Sara Stefanizzi (aka Kurolily).

The Ford initiative in support of women does not end with The W Track but continues with two other events, aimed at inspiring and qualifying a different generation of future riders: in the coming months, in fact, the Ford W University project, days of sports driving courses on real and virtual tracks reserved for women, with the support of the teams of drivers from Ford Driving University and the best professional sim-racers. The testimony of a concrete commitment that Ford Italia wants to carry out, beyond the anniversary of 8 March.

"The fact that there is only one woman in Team Fordzilla is our fault. We know future pro gamers are out there but we haven't looked for them enough. It is clear that we have to do things differently. We cannot win the race without even starting it and for this reason we have decided to take to the track by organizing training days dedicated to women”Says Fabrizio Faltoni, President and CEO of Ford Italy.

Ford Motor Company Commitment

For more than a century, the Ford brand has been a pioneer in offering opportunities to people, regardless of race, sex, ability, sexual orientation and social class, creating a culture of belonging that has its roots in diversity understood as a plus capable of generate innovation and change.

It is no coincidence that, for the fourth consecutive year, Bloomberg recognized Ford among 418 companies in its 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index in 45 countries and regions.

When it comes to diversity in particular, Ford aims to become the most inclusive and diverse global company. The Blue Oval Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy also addresses some issues that make up the objectives of the 2030 Agenda launched by the United Nations for sustainable development. In particular, with reference to Goal 5 relating to the achievement of gender equality, Jim Hackett (former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company) shared and signed the principles of the empowerment of women of the United Nations on behalf of Ford Motor Company in 2020 .

The first of these principles concerns high-level corporate leadership and focuses on the absolute strategic priority that represents the emancipation of women for the company. The suggested actions are aimed at establishing company-wide goals and targets for gender equality and measuring progress through clear performance indicators, reviewing the requirements for membership of the BoD and other works councils, to remove any discrimination or prejudice against women.

In support of this vision, Ford focuses on increasing women's pay and creating a culture where women are not forced to face more obstacles than their male counterparts in their career advancement.

Gender equality and inclusion are therefore values that accompany Ford in the development of a corporate strategy capable of breaking down the barriers of inequality, at all levels. The Women of Ford project is part of this context, created by the Blue Oval through the training of a group of employees who work solely for the purpose of satisfying the needs of women, through the achievement of a common vision that foresees the affirmation and professional growth of women in the company environment.

The aim of this initiative is to create an inclusive work environment that fosters the authenticity of people and social equality. Women of Ford starts from these assumptions for the achievement of its strategic objectives, starting from the increase in the percentage of women at all company levels and the involvement of men in the company, promoting them to "supporters" and "allies".

Quotes

Letizia Caccavale, President of the Equal Opportunities Council of the Lombardy Regional Council

"I am delighted to be able to bring the contribution of our Equal Opportunities Council to this important initiative. We have in common the concrete and constant commitment to raise awareness on the issue of gender equality. The Equal Opportunities Council has the issue of discrimination against working mothers very much at heart and with the annual Parità Virtuosa Award it promotes all those actions that help and support women and men in the work-life balance. There are and are more and more good practices to be valued in our territory and we are enthusiastically committed to communicating and disseminating these practices in the belief that motherhood is a true social value and we must understand its significance."

Giuseppina Fusco, president of ACI Rome and vice president of the Automobile Club of Italy

“Women at the wheel are nowadays a preponderant presence on our roads and the many work and family needs are transforming women into increasingly present and skilled drivers. In the world of motor sport, however, women are still few. Suffice it to say that in 70 years of Formula 1 only five have driven a single-seater. Those who have competed in world competitions have become legendary, such as Michèle Mouton in rallies or Maria Teresa De Filippis and Lella Lombardi in F1. The need to recognize women equal opportunities in sports - continues Fusco - found recognition with the establishment, by the 2009 FIA World Council, of the Commission for women in motorsport (WMC), chaired by Michelle Mouton. The ACI, as a Federation for Automotive Sport and a member of the FIA, promotes the implementation of the guidelines drawn up by the Commission to encourage the entry and participation of women in sport, but is also committed to affirming their presence in engineering and technical as well as in managerial tasks. Not surprisingly, the General Manager of the Monza National Circuit is a woman, as is the Vice President of ACI and numerous managers at the helm of provincial Automobile Clubs ”.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza

“Inclusiveness and social sustainability are growing values in our company and principles towards which we pay the utmost attention. At the Autodromo, we seek a quality policy and criteria of wage equity based on merit and skills, regardless of the male and female gender, without seeking arithmetic criteria of parity. Furthermore, in the last year we have implemented initiatives that favor a socially sustainable business approach and provide a different image of the circuit also to our stakeholders. Among these, we remember the collaboration with some social cooperatives, the organization of non-profit events and the participation in the awareness campaign 'The fight against violence is #AffareNostro', against physical and verbal violence against women, in collaboration with the Municipality of Monza. The partnership with Ford and Assetto Corsa stems from the harmony and unity of views between the three brands on these issues. Associating the name of two companies that have their core business in the automotive sector with a project of social relevance, not strictly anchored to track dynamics, can become a starting point for the future development of other shared proposals ".

Enrico Gelfi, Co-founder of the Italian eSports Observatory

“With the OIES we were among the first to propose an analytical research dedicated to the Women & eSports relationship. If on the one hand it is good news for us - which we confirm the role of market trend setter - on the other hand it is bad news for the movement - which shows that it has not developed the right sensitivity for this topic. And this ambiguity also translates into the data, made up of lights and shadows. What can be deduced from the numbers recorded thanks to the collaboration of Demoskopea Consulting is that, despite suffering various limits and difficulties, mainly due to the cultural impact of our society, the female side of eSports guarantees significant opportunities, in particular on the marketing front. In summary: the space for companies that want to dare more and stand out by focusing on female gamers is there and it is important ".

[1] Research carried out by the Italian Esports Observatory in collaboration with Demoskopea Consulting - January 2022


Gifts for car and motor enthusiasts: 5 winning ideas

Are you looking for gift ideas for a car and motor enthusiast? Below you will find 5 winning ideas that are suitable for all needs and budgets. From simple gadgets that can make the car of whoever receives the gift unique and special to the unique experience of a return post on board a real racing car. Discover them all.

Making the right gifts is an art that involves a good understanding of the recipient's tastes and passions . The gift that leaves you speechless, in fact, is the one that perfectly meets the preferences of those who receive it. No matter how much it costs or how prestigious it is, the thing that really matters is that it is "tailor-made". In the case of a car enthusiast , for example, what are the most popular gift ideas ? What can really make the eyes of those who love engines shine? There are at least five possible answers and they are solutions that adapt to all needs and occasions , regardless of the amount you want to spend. Let's see them immediately.

Useful and fun gadgets for the car

Let's start with the simplest but always effective idea: gadgets for the car . Those who love engines, in fact, also and above all love their car . He always keeps it clean, cuddles it, equips it with all the comforts and with the latest technology, embellishes and personalizes it with small precautions. That's why automotive gadgets always make a great gift idea. Among other things, the market offers many options: from simple and traditional (perhaps designer) key rings to bluetooth receivers , from interior cleaning sets to digital assistants .

Discover all the gadgets signed by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Designer clothing

Another great classic among car enthusiast gifts is certainly designer clothing . Obviously, the signature must be that of a team, a sports brand that recalls the world of motorsport or a symbolic place of motorsport. Also in this case, the possible options are many and they adapt to all needs. They range from sports hats to refined polo shirts , from practical t-shirts to sweatshirts and jackets . If you widen your gaze, you can also add backpacks and bags to this category of gift ideas.

Discover the designer clothing of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

An experience on the track, like a real driver

If the ideas suggested so far are not convincing, it means that you are looking for something truly unique and special. And then it's time to bring truly first-rate gifts to the field. If there is one thing that every car enthusiast has dreamed of since he was a child, it is to be able to hit the track like a real driver . Fortunately, today it is not an impossible wish to fulfill. Many car circuits, in fact, offer the possibility of adrenaline- fueled driving experiences and fun track days . So, at least for a few hours, you can really try to be a speed superstar.

Discover the proposals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza: Driving Experience and Track Days

The ticket to attend a prestigious race

The alternative to taking to the track is to watch a real Formula 1 race from the stands . The show is guaranteed, the loves too. It is difficult to imagine a more suitable gift for those who love engines and do not miss a Grand Prix , sitting on their sofa at home.

Find out more about the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix

A safe driving or sport driving course

This roundup of gift ideas for car enthusiasts closes with another “practical” proposal, which will give the recipient of the gift the opportunity to put his or her skills as a driver into play . These are, in fact, safe driving or sport driving courses. An opportunity for those who love cars to become more and more master of the steering wheel, learning to manage their car even in risky or non-linear situations.

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