Italian Grand Prix 2023

Leclerc and the iconic elements of the "Temple of Speed" in the image of the 94th Italian Grand Prix

Monza flies towards the future: this is the concept expressed by the poster - unveiled today - which will accompany the communication campaign of the 94th Pirelli Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix , scheduled at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza from 1 to 3 September next.

The Monza track stands out in the panorama of the Formula 1 World Championship for its record speed averages, deserving the nickname of "Temple of Speed". The 2023 GP will be yet another chapter in a hundred-year history, a good part of which is characterized by the constant presence in the Formula 1 calendar, from 1950 to today, with the sole exception of 1980.

Created by ACI, the poster - in addition to always being a cult object for collectors - traditionally constitutes a milestone in the communication campaign in view of the GP in September.

The graphic elements represent the perfect synthesis between the glorious past, the exciting present and the exciting future of the circuit; a future made even brighter by the relevance and quality of the modernization works, which will ensure that F.1 will be at home in Monza for many more World Championships.

Some iconic structures of the Autodromo Nazionale stand out, such as the podium - which, since 2002, has stretched out over the track like an open hand to bring the winners closer to the crowd that invades the circuit (a tradition born in Monza) - and the detection tower: symbol of research and innovation, two fundamental elements that have always been part of the track's DNA. The two towers, positioned on the main straight, were in fact built in 1955, together with the high-speed ring, with the function of informing the public of the progress of the races through a futuristic – for the times – luminous billboard. Then from 1997 they were transformed into sought-after hospitality.

The poster also shows the pit building, one of the plant's most modern buildings: a highly flexible structure, much appreciated by the most demanding enthusiasts, destined for further evolution in the coming years.

What catches the eye, however, is Ferrari number 16, that of Charles Leclerc: the Monegasque driver has already had the opportunity to taste what it means to win the Prancing Horse's home Grand Prix. His car in the foreground is a red siren that captivates fans, pushing them towards the track. At his side, on the right, the livery of a Red Bull that has so far dominated the World Championship, with Max Verstappen on his way to conquering his third world title. On the left, the Aston Martin - the real surprise of the year - thanks to which, at 41, Fernando Alonso is experiencing a second youth. The cars appear launched on the main straight, giving the idea of ​​the speed which is extremely high in Monza: the unofficial record belongs to Juan Pablo Montoya who, in 2002, at the wheel of a BMW-powered Williams, reached 372.4 km/h.

6 Hours of Monza

The FIA ​​WEC arrives at Monza.

The countdown has ended. The FIA ​​World Endurance Championship arrives in the Temple of Speed ​​for the fifth round of the season. After the victory of the Ferrari 499P, in the centenary edition of the 24h of Le Mans, the fight for the world title is becoming more and more exciting with Toyota leading the standings against the "rookie" Prancing Horse, only 18 points behind the Japanese . Reigning World Champions Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa and Sébastien Buemi on Toyota also lead the drivers' standings ahead of the Ferrari trio made up of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi.

There will be 36 cars at the start of the 6h of Monza which will start on Sunday 9 July at 12.30. As many as 13 Hypercars fielded by 7 different manufacturers: Toyota, Ferrari, Cadillac, Porsche, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and Vanwall, but the show is also ensured by the 11 Oreca 07 - Gibson in LMP2 class and the 12 LMGTEs of the 4 brands Ferrari, Aston Martin , Chevrolets and Porsches.

In addition to the eagerly awaited 6 hours of the World Endurance Championship, the cars of theAlfa Revival Cup, the historic single-seaters of the F3 Classic and the Tatuus's F1 Academy, the Formula 1 satellite series, which will see the best young drivers on the international scene compete against each other.

The weekend program will already start Thursday 6 July from 20.00 on Trento and Trieste Square in Monza with an event that will see the FIA ​​WEC drivers parade on stage ready to greet the fans and indulge in autographs and selfies together with the cars that, from Friday, will take to the track in the Temple of Speed. In the square in front of the Municipality of Monza, a prize will also be awarded to the protagonists of the Ferrari victory at the 24h of Le Mans.

On Friday 7th July the engines will start at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza with the free practice of the FIA ​​WEC and the surrounding series. Free entry to the grandstands and paddocks and to the Fan Zone which will open its doors with an exhibition of cars, merchandising, a kids area, a food court, giant screens from which to follow the action on the track and a stage where DJ Admin will perform to liven up the weekend monza.

4 races scheduled for Saturday 8 July in addition to the qualifications of the endurance world championship. But above all the first Pit Walk , open to all spectators, with an autograph session that will start at 1.40pm until 2.25pm.

The highlight of the weekend will arrive on Sunday 9 July . At 9.00 the third race of the F1 Academy followed by the F3 Classic. At 10.30 there will be a Pit Walk again with an autograph session before the start of the 6h of Monza when, on the starting grid of the Temple of Speed, the Navy will hand over the tricolor to the starter of the fifth round of the FIA ​​WEC. Leading the grid, in the formation lap, will be Dindo Capello , three times winner of the 24h of Le Mans and Grand Marshal of the 6h of Monza. At 12.30 green light for the race which can also be followed on the giant screens positioned on the starting straight, in the Prima Variante and outside the Variante Ascari.

" We can certainly say that the 6 Hours, which will take place on Sunday in Monza, is one of the most important appointments on our calendar - comments the president of Autodromo Nazionale Monza Giuseppe Redaelli - Ferrari's historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is contributing in a formidable way to the growth in popularity of a championship, the FIA ​​WEC, which sees the participation of some of the most important international car manufacturers. For Monza, this appointment is part of a long history that brings to mind the glories of the famous 1000 Kilometers"

On the website and on the Monza 100 APP, all the information to enjoy the 6h Monza show in the best possible way: the routes to access the grandstands, parking lots, refreshment areas and much more.