A celebratory concert by the Band of the Guardia di Finanza for the centenary of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

On the evening of Saturday, September 3, the stable complex of the Body will perform on the starting grid with classical and modern pieces. An hour and a half performance open to the public

The band of the Guardia di Finanza will celebrate the centenary of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza by playing on the starting grid of the Circuit on 3 September. Exactly one hundred years after the day on which the Temple of Speed hosted its first race in 1922, the building complex of the Corps will perform an hour and a half concert on the starting line which, the following week, will be trodden. from Formula 1 single-seaters.

The musical performance will begin at 7 pm and will be open for free to the public who will be able to access the Circuit from the entrance of Viale Vedano 5 in Monza and follow the concert from the central grandstand. The repertoire will range from classical to contemporary music with particular attention to Italian music pieces.

The band of the Guardia di Finanza played the Mameli anthem for the 2021 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodrome last year. The stable artistic complex was born in 1926 and is made up of 102 performers, titled by the various national conservatories. The performances of the band are receiving more and more public acclaim, so much so that this year they were asked to open the final evening of the Sanremo Festival live.

More information on the celebratory initiative at the racetrack and detailed directions for attending the concert on Saturday 3 September are available on the website www.monzanet.it

At the Autodromo Nazionale Monza it is a challenge of traverses with the Italian drifting champions

Alberto Cona wins in the first absolute race of the Italian Drifting Championship in the Temple of Speed

A good first for the debut of the Italian Drifting Championship at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The race, held in a stretch of the Ascari variant and a novelty of the Temple of Speed calendar, attracted a large number of spectators who watched the pilots drift throughout the day. The event, organized by D-Race and ACI Sport, gave a show to the sound of evolutions and crossings on the track.

The drivers - divided into the two classes in the Pro and Pro2 races - first tested the cars in a long free practice session that began at 8:30, and then battled it out when the stakes really mattered, both in the qualifying heats and in the afternoon races. . All performances were carefully evaluated by the three 2022 race judges: Davide Busi, Nicolò Rosso and Claudio Varrica.

Alberto Cona confirms himself as the best, at least in the debut race of the queen Pro category. After the triumph in the series in 2021, the Italian driver opened the season with a victory, putting behind the other sixteen competitors at the start. Summing up the qualifying and race results, the score of Cona's BMW M3 was higher than that of Alberto Meregalli, on a Nissan 350Z V8, and of the French Alexander Strano, on another BMW M3.

At the head of Pro2 is Simone Milani. With his BMW M3 E46 he climbed to the top step of the class podium after being the best for the jury even at the end of qualifying, with 81 points. Behind him were Rocco Lopiano in a Nissan S13 and Christian Stocco in a BMW E46. Worthy of note is the performance of Lopiano, able to recover 5 positions from qualifying - which he had finished in seventh place - finishing second. Stocco was fourth at the start of the race and overtook Marco Stellino, grabbing the third position.

At mid-day, during the break of the dynamic activity of the Italian Drifting Championship, the sixteen GT cars that participated in the MonRace GV Cup 2022 , a competition in memory of Gilles Villeneuve, also entered the Circuit. The cars lined up in paddock 1 at 1.30pm and left for a parade both on the historic Monza elevated roads, where they completed a complete lap, and on the road layout, where they completed three laps. Among the entrants, the presence of five Ferraris should be noted. At the end of the day, the participants who best expressed the spirit and style of the event were awarded on the podium of the Circuit, in the year of its centenary.

The sports calendar for the Temple of Speed now continues with the return to the Brianza Circuit of the 1000 Miglia, the most famous regularity race in the world, scheduled for Saturday 18 June. On the same weekend, the Autodrome will also host the dynamic phase of the MIMO - Milan Monza Motor Show, with free access for all MIMO Pass holders and the opportunity to try supercars on Sunday 19 June, on a Track Day dedicated to collectors. and passionate. All information on the event is available on the website www.monzanet.it. (fm )

Tickets for the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix 2022 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza are on sale

For the GP of the centenary of the Circuit, from 9 to 11 September the fans will return, without limitations to the capacity, on the stands and on the lawn of the Temple of Speed.

Let's go Monza! The sale of tickets for the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2022 scheduled at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza from 9 to 11 September is officially open from today. The traditional "red tide" of the fans will finally be able to fill the stands and the lawn of the fastest circuit of the Formula 1 World Championship with a full capacity.

The race will lead the way to the centenary celebrations of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , inaugurated in September 1922 and home to the second Italian Grand Prix. The return of the public, with no capacity limits as before the pandemic, will bring back the warmth and color that made the Autodromo Nazionale Monza an icon of F1 in the world.

The show promises to be unmissable. The competitiveness between the teams from the first day of the season, thanks to the new single-seaters on the track, lit the hearts of the fans and showed the high level of competition not only between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen but also among the team mates themselves as George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, in a continuous chase of emotions.

The growing interest in the Monza Grand Prix is evidenced by the numerous booking requests that business customers and important players have already submitted to the Circuit, so as to reach a volume of about 40 thousand accesses already guaranteed and optioned by companies over the weekend of the GP.

Viewers can from today buy tickets on the official website www.monzanet.it by credit card, Satispay or online transfer MyBank, through the Vivaticket reseller on the website www.vivaticket.com, subject to availability in 1,500 Italian and 11 foreign stores (including Dubai, Sydney, London and Singapore) and by telephone at the toll-free number 800-905450, with the assistance of an operator. For post-sales assistance or to receive any information relating to the event, it is possible to contact the mail box.f1monza@vivaticket.com

Both single-day tickets (from Friday to Sunday) and weekend tickets to access the Circuit for three days are on sale, so as not to miss a single weekend emotion. By May 31st, it is possible to take advantage of a discount on both grandstand and lawn season tickets. There are also reductions for children up to 11 years and for ACI members. The members of the Automobile Club of Italy will in fact be able to purchase tickets with a dedicated discount on the website www.aci.it in the next few days .

The week of the Italian Grand Prix will be full of events on the track. Friday 9 September is dedicated to Free Practice, from 14 to 15 and from 17 to 18. Saturday, after the third Free Practice from 12 to 13, the starting grid is established with the Qualifications from 16 to 17. Sunday is dedicated to the race, which starts at 3pm and is preceded by the traditional show of the Frecce Tricolori. The National Aerobatic Team will draw the Italian flag in the sky just before the traffic lights go out. The weekend will also be enriched by three support races. Spectators will therefore be able, with a single ticket, to watch all the different series on the track.

There will also be recreational activities with an entertainment program renewed in content that will allow fans to have fun beyond the track. The maxi screens installed along the track will allow a complete view of the action on the track and behind the scenes, thanks to the connections of the F1 TV correspondents, to those who watch the race from the stands and lawn areas of the Circuit.

The access procedures for fans with mobility difficulties, the disabled and their companions will be published on the website www.monzanet.it. The reception and assistance services will be managed, with the collaboration of the Circuit, by a social cooperative that supports the employment of employees who, for various reasons of hardship, find it difficult to meet the world of work.

Giuseppe Redaelli, President of Autodromo Nazionale Monza, explains: "The return of the traditional enthusiasm of fans from all over the world for the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy is now a certainty thanks not only to the restoration of the full capacity of the stands and lawn but also and especially the fantastic return to the podium of the Scuderia Ferrari. The show on the track is ensured by the great competitiveness of the Teams which this season are offering continuous emotions to their fans. This year's edition will remain in the hearts of enthusiasts also because we will celebrate the centenary of the construction of the Circuit and at the same time the 150th anniversary of Pirelli which, as a novelty, is the Title Sponsor of the Italian Grand Prix. The weekend will therefore be exciting for the audience present on the circuit, but it will also be a great party for the whole territory, with a program full of entertainment even off the track. It will be a significant sign of thanks also to the institutions and in particular to the Lombardy Region, always attentive and aware of the importance that the Circuit has for Brianza and for the economy of the entire region ».

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of the Monza National Circuit: «The Italian Grand Prix is of special importance this year for several reasons. Italy will host two races of the F1 World Championship, the only country in the world together with the United States, thanks to the great work of ACI and the passion and willpower of its President, Angelo Sticchi Damiani. The Monza race will then be an unmissable event for motorsport fans because it will take place exactly one hundred years after the first GP hosted by the Temple of Speed. On this important anniversary, we will finally be able to welcome the public with full capacity so as to give back to the National Circuit and Monza what makes it unique for the whole season: the warmth of its Fans. We are working hard to open other stands in the coming months, in addition to those already on sale from today, and collaborating with the Municipality of Monza and the mayor Dario Allevi, whom I want to thank, in order to receive the public in the best possible way. Monza is thus ready to welcome the greatest number of fans, and beyond, of the most attended editions of the Italian GP ».

The Italian ACI Sport championships begin at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

In the Temple of Speed the debut of five series over the weekend and the second round of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy. The ACI Racing Weekend will be open to the public

It will once again be the Autodromo Nazionale Monza to sanction the seasonal debut of the Italian ACI Sport Championships. As in 2021, the first ACI Racing Weekend in fact, the year will take place in the Temple of Speed, which will host eleven races in six different categories between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 April: Italian Gran Turismo Sprint Championship, TCR Italy, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy , Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and Italian Historic Car Championship. Friday will be dedicated to free practice, while Saturday and Sunday will get to the heart of the action with qualifying and races of all series.

The starting grid of the Italian GT Sprint Championship , now in its twentieth edition, has more than 40 crews. The line-up will consist of GT3, GT Cup and GT4 cars, with the drivers competing in two races of 50 minutes plus one lap. Race-1 is scheduled for 6:05 pm on Saturday, while race-2 will start at 3.15 pm on Sunday.

The first points of TCR Italy will also be awarded over the Monza weekend. Among the more than 30 registered drivers, the name of the expert Kevin Ceccon stands out as he will try to win the series after finishing in second place in the standings last season, behind Antti Buri. The Italian, reconfirmed in the Aggressive Team Italia, will drive a Hyundai Elantra N this year. The two races, scheduled for Saturday at 14:45 and Sunday at 11:15, are both 30 minutes plus one lap.

The drivers of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will also race twice, already protagonists on the Monza circuit at the beginning of April for the preparation tests for the season. Almost 40 cars will be on the grid over the weekend, competing in two rounds of 30 minutes plus one lap, the first at 3:55 pm on Saturday and the second at 2:05 pm on Sunday.

Close duels are also expected in the two 30-minute races plus a lap of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy one-make championship, which will debut in Monza in the first of the six seasonal rounds of the series. Among the competitors, to note the presence of the driver and influencer Alberto Naska, who will try to overtake his rivals with the BMW Italia Team. The start of race-1 is scheduled for Saturday at 17:05, while for race-2 it will be necessary to wait until Sunday at 13.

The races of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and the Italian Autostoriche Championship conclude the busy program. For the Top Jet, in its second round of the season after its debut at Mugello, over 40 pilots will take to the track, of which 8 make up the entry list of the Austrian Drexler series. There will be two races, one at 2 pm on Saturday and the other at 10:20 am on Sunday, both of 25 minutes plus one lap.

For the Italian Historic Car Championship , there will be only one race, of 60 minutes plus one lap, which will close the weekend at 16:25 on Sunday and which will see over 20 vintage cars on the track including Porsche, Peugeot, Renault Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

The weekend will be open to the public, equipped with a Green Pass, who will be able to access the Autodrome for free and enjoy the races from the stands in the first and second variant. Parking will be free on Friday while it will cost 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles, per day, on Saturdays and Sundays. Access to the paddock will be reserved for professionals. The races will be streamed on the official ACI Sport website.

The JustSpeed Monza Karting, located in the internal area of the Alboreto Curve, will also be open for the whole three days of the weekend, with enthusiasts who can have fun on the fast karts of the Autodrome and refresh themselves at the lounge bar installed in the same area. Further information can be found on the website www.monzanet.it .

JustSpeed Monza Karting opens with lounge bar and musical entertainment

The internal Parabolica area where the track is located has been completely renovated to allow groups of friends and families to spend a day of all-round fun

The kart track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is renewed and becomes JustSpeed Monza Karting : a meeting place where you can spend a day of fun with family, friends and colleagues thanks to a new lounge bar, restaurant and the organization of musical evenings.

The semi-permanent kart track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza reopens on Saturday 2 April, on the occasion of the ACI Storico Festival weekend, in the internal Parabolica area with a completely new look and the addition of a large area dedicated to catering and entertainment, to allow track-goers to stay for a few hours of leisure after track tests.

The JustSpeed Monza Karting is in fact designed for a wide audience: adults, teens and children aged 6 to 14 (with a minimum height of 125 cm). Six 4-stroke mini karts equipped with internal combustion engines are reserved for the little ones, while children and adults have twelve Honda-powered karts at their disposal.

The 390-meter-long track, equipped with safety barriers created with recyclable and eco-compatible materials, will remain active until 10 August. The opening days are Wednesday and Friday from 16 to 20, while Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 to 20. The timetable will then be extended until midnight from late spring.

The calendar of musical evenings will be published on the dedicated page of the website www.monzanet.it, where it will be possible to book track laps. On summer days, the bar and restaurant service will remain active throughout the evening to spend an unforgettable day between the adrenaline of speed and the pleasure of good food and good music.

Ten minutes of free practice for adults at JustSpeed Monza Karting cost 20 euros per person, while 6-14 year olds benefit from a reduction of 16 euros per person.

The real aces behind the wheel will be able to challenge each other in a GP, consisting of 5 free practice laps, 8 qualifying laps and 15 races, for 50 euros per person. The reduced version, a MiniGP with 5 qualifying laps and 15 races, costs 35 euros per person.

The track can also be hired by companies for team building, a playful activity that will allow the work group to get to know each other and have fun together in an informal context so as to improve the team's harmony. More information on the dedicated page of the website www.monzanet.it.

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.

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 ».


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 ".

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".


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

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 " .