The free public water distribution service has been strengthened for sustainability.

The agreement signed this morning at the historic circuit. There are ten supply points: four more than last year.

Monza, 31 July 2023 - More water points to quench the thirst of the general public of enthusiasts who, in the first three days of September, will crowd the Temple of Speed ​​to follow the 2023 Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix. The agreement was signed late in the morning inside the motor plant. After the great success achieved last year with the distribution of 31 thousand liters of water and savings for the environment of 63 thousand disposable plastic bottles, BrianzAcque and Autodromo Nazionale Monza are strengthening their partnership in terms of sustainability and implementing the water supply system, in order to make supplies of good, ecological and safe water increasingly within reach because it is controlled by thousands of laboratory analyses. An oligomineral water a< km.0> , waiting to be discovered, whose consumption helps to reduce pollution due to the production, transport and disposal of plastic bottles and packaging.

Giuseppe Redaelli , president of SIAS Autodromo Nazionale Monza, said: “We strongly wanted to renew this agreement, implementing it, because we believe in a path that sees the Autodromo Nazionale Monza increasingly focused on sustainability and the environment. Water is a primary and fundamental good and being able to provide it free of charge to the thousands of fans who attend the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a source of great pride for us. During the GP weekend, spectators will be able to fill their half-litre water bottles and Grand Prix celebratory cups which will be available for purchase at the circuit. We believe the path undertaken together with an important partner like BrianzAcque can lead to achieving important results both in reducing the use of plastic and in understanding the importance of public water"

For Enrico Boerci , President and CEO BrianzAcque: “With Autodromo we share a strong vocation for sustainability and a great commitment to the environment which, during the Italian Grand Prix, translates into the opportunity for aficionados from all over the world to drink and enjoy the excellent water public of Brianza, an excellence of the territory. A green choice aimed at enhancing the increasingly precious water resource and respecting the context of the Park in which the Monza circuit is located".

The Mayor of Monza, Paolo Pilotto, underlined: “ 'The agreement between Autodromo and Brianzacque is a choice characterized by attention and environmental sensitivity – adds the Mayor Paolo PilottoThus the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza becomes a testimonial of the value of public water for motoring enthusiasts from all over the world. A profound value that Monza and Brianza have long recognized and defended with tenacity by protecting the blue gold as a public asset of inestimable value, investing with confidence in their public company”.

Silverio Clerici , President of ATO Monza and Brianza stated: “Today the message is confirmed, or rather strengthened, that when two bodies, public and private, agree intelligently they are not only able to offer useful services for the community but, even more importantly, they activate interesting initiatives in the field of true environmental sustainability . Examples to imitate!".

BrianzAcque - sole manager of the integrated water service in Monza and Brianza, which this year celebrates its first twenty years - and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in addition to the water house present in front of the statue of the driver Juan Manuel Fangio and the self-service column of the offices, will temporarily reposition tap benches and self-service dispensers in correspondence with the FanZone, the Curva Parabolica and the Central Grandstand. To intensify the service and facilitate the use of public water, another four new refueling "stations" will be activated water : in the Paddock, inside the Camping, at the Racing Office and in the Parabolica grandstand, one of the most iconic places of the motorsport facility. A self-service dispenser will find a permanent place in the press room, available to information operators, whose presence is increasingly intensifying.

“Free” water Km.O, fresh and sparkling

All external stations, capable of dispensing quantities of H2O equal to 200 liters per hour, will be manned by dedicated staff. In this way the aim is to guarantee correct and orderly flows for the supply of the drink, available in still and carbonated versions, at room temperature and refrigerated. The "bulk" and "free" water that can be tapped from the 10 stations present in the Autodrome is the same that comes out of the tap through the aqueduct network, treated with additional refinement and filtering mechanisms that make it more pleasant on the palate without altering its characteristics. precious initial chemical-physical characteristics. The service will be active continuously during all three days of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix scheduled for next September 1st to 3rd.

A new well field for the area

The agreement signed today goes beyond the dates of the GP and looks to the future. In fact, collaboration is envisaged between Autodromo and BrianzAcque to identify an area with adequate characteristics to be used for the creation of a new well field, subject to agreement with the Villa Reale and Monza Park Consortium. The collection systems will function both at the service of the Park's water networks and for that of the municipalities of Monza, Biassono and Villasanta so as to guarantee greater availability of drinking water to the area. As part of the paths followed for the construction of the well field, BrianzAcque will also deal with the design of a network of sewerage underground services for use on the circuit.

Peugeot will make its debut at the 6 Hours of Monza 2022 in the WEC as announced in the entry list

The long-awaited Peugeot 9X8 will make its race debut at Monza for the fourth round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship on 10 July and will join the second largest parterre in FIA WEC history.

Paul di Resta and Loic Duval will lead the teams for the fourth round of the FIA WEC respectively entered under numbers 93 and 94, with the remainder of the driver line-up consisting of the team of Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, James Rossiter and Jean-Eric Vergne, yet to be assigned to specific cars.

The 6 Hours of Monza takes place one month after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and, beyond the entry of the Peugeot, the Hypercar class remains unchanged with the winning Alpine at Sebring, which is currently ahead of the Spa winners, the Toyota, and Glickenhaus enters the title race before the most important race in La Sarthe. With the pair of Peugeots, the Monza class will consist of six cars, with two Toyotas, an Alpine and a Glickenhaus in action.

In LMP2, the lineup of cars and drivers is the same as in Spa, with one exception: Penske # 5 which will retire for the rest of the season after Le Mans and will therefore not be present at Monza.

In LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am it's all like in Spa, with 5 cars (a pair of Ferraris and Porches against a single Corvette) and in the AM, there are 13 cars, with 5 Ferraris and Porches against 3 Aston Martins.

Monza has been included in the WEC calendar since last year, but previously it has been the protagonist of several endurance racing series. The iconic race venue, located in one of the largest city parks in Europe, offers a real party for fans and riders. Before Monza, of course, there will be the Jewel of the Crown, the 24 Hours of Le Mans with double points, and everything could change in the standings.

The action in Monza will be with free practice on Friday (8 July) afternoon, other free practice on Saturday (9 July), then qualifying on Saturday evening and after the actual race which starts at 12.00 CET on Sunday 10 July.
The complete list of entrants to the 6 Hours of Monza can be consulted here .

Redaelli: «GP 2022 data heralds an incredibly successful edition»

Giuseppe Redaelli, Chairman of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: «We are proud that the Chairman of the Italian Tennis Federation has chosen the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monza as a reference: he confirms that it's a great sporting event followed in the 5 Continents. And we are even happier that in Italy also other events equal and overcome our successes, because they are a tangible element of the sporting excellence of our Country and of the role, also economic, of Italian sport. The sport is in solid recovery, after two dramatic years of COVID, as witnessed by the data for the Formula 1 GP in Monza in 2022 to be held next September and which - we highlight - already mark a clear improvement also compared to 2019 and therefore herald an edition of formidable success, precisely in the year in which the centenary of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is celebrated. It should also be remembered that the running of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, as in previous years, is carried out with the sole resources of ACI, which notoriously does not receive any form of public subsidy, net of a partial contribution guaranteed by the Lombardy Region ".

Over 650 historic and youngtimer cars confirm the success of the ACI Storico Festival 2022 in Monza

Great success for the second edition of the ACI Storico Festival , which today was staged at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza , where over 650 historic and youngtimer cars ran.

The event that bears the signature of the ACI Storico Club boasted the precious collaboration of the Automobile Club Milano , of the Italian Alfa Romeo Registry and of the Scuderia del Portello .

Over 360 Alfa Romeo cars on the track, with prominent models such as the 1971 Alfa Romeo 33TT3, the 1983 Alfa Romeo F1 183T and the 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Flòn, belonging to the Alfa Romeo Dinamico Museum. racing history of the Scuderia del Portello. Equally important is the parterre of guests present, such as Andrea de Adamich , Carlo Facetti , Giorgio Francia and Gianni Giudici , who shared the glorious feats of the past with the participants, but also with an eye to the future, given the world premiere of the Tonale, with Alfa Romeo's CEO on board Jean-Philippe Learned . The presence of the Alfa Romeo brand strengthened by the RIAR, which aroused the interest of the public thanks to important cars such as a 1964 Giulia TZ and a 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 official Autodelta winner of various titles in Italy and abroad.

Numerous clubs and members affiliated with the ACI Storico Club flocked to the track, including the Milan Historic Cars Club & Youngtimer Club Milan, il Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Club Italia and the Club The Roaring Grannies , who participated in the various track days and parades that colored both the track in the conformation used on the occasion of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, and the historical one where there is the fascinating banked curve of the speed ring.

The moments of sharing that entertained the public thanks to the partnership with the editorial staff of Ruoteclassiche e Youngtimer , who conducted an interesting talk "How to start collecting youngtimers", in addition to the meeting where the Youngtimer Show - Buy & Drive , which allowed guests not to simply stop and admire the cars, but to be able to start and conclude a real purchase and sale.

The day ended with the awards ceremony celebrated on the Monza podium, where the owners of fascinating cars such as: a 1968 Lotus 11, a 1994 Mercedes C36, a 1965 Mercedes 230S and the 1964 Giulia GTA ex Ignazio Giunti climbed. .

"We are particularly satisfied with this edition of the ACI Storico Festival, in which the absolute protagonists were both the members of ACI Storico and the many vintage car enthusiasts who flocked to the Monza track today - declared the President of the Automobile . Club of Italy Angelo Sticchi Damiani - An event that has just ended with record numbers, testifying to the constant growth of the ACI Storico Club, but also to the attention that historic motorsport is receiving from the general public. Special thanks go to Scuderia del Portello, RIAR and the Automobile Club Milano for the perfect success of the event, in addition to the precious collaboration with Ruoteclassiche and Youngtimer and the hospitality of the Monza National Circuit ".

ELMS will return to Monza in 2022

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

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

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

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

Corriere della Sera visits the undergrounds of the Monza National Circuit

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

Giuseppe Redaelli

Giuseppe Redaelli appointed President of the International Historic Commission

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

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

CHI: the International Historical Commission

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

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

The Senate of the FIA

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

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



I light up less: 3000 new trees for the Monza Park

For the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , being inside a prestigious and historic park like the one that has welcomed it since its foundation is a source of great pride. This is why, over the years, very particular attention has been paid to the relationship between the track and the nature that surrounds it, in search of a complex but fascinating balance. An example of this is the planting of over 3000 plants inside the Monza Park, created by the National Autodrome. With this initiative, the Temple of Speed also took part in M’illumino di meno 2020 , the day of energy saving and sustainable lifestyles, promoted by the radio program Caterpillar of Rai Radio2 .

Management of trees and safety of the racetrack

An initial intervention (over 500 plants) was used to compensate, with a one-to-one ratio, the previous cutting of a few hundred trees located in the green areas of the Monza Park which are the responsibility of the Temple of Speed. The removal of the plants , which took place in recent years, has in fact made it possible to improve the safety of the areas of the Autodrome in which risk situations have been detected. The interventions involved both trees in precarious conditions, present within transit and parking areas for people and vehicles, and trees crashed by the wind on the occasion of the violent accidents that characterized the last summer seasons.

Obviously, the cutting works concerning the risk situations were preventive authorized by the competent bodies : the Lambro Valley Regional Park, the Villa Reale and Monza Park Consortium, the Superintendence of Fine Arts and Landscape of Milan and for the provinces of Como, Lecco, Monza and Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio and Varese.

The care of the green in the Temple of Speed

Subsequently, as part of the maintenance and enhancement of the park’s green spaces by the Monza National Circuit, another 2,400 plants were planted . These are forest seedlings of certified origin, belonging to the flora of the Park and with seeds belonging to the Lombard regional genetic heritage. This means that they are suitable for planting in wooded or reforested portions of the park, because they are able to develop appropriately to the context and specific stationary conditions.

Furthermore, in compliance with the provisions of the Valle del Lambro Regional Park, the tree plants planted will belong to species considered ecologically consistent with the station: English oak (Quercus robur), hornbeam, oak, field maple, ash, cherry, elm.

Trees for the Future

Joining M’illumino di meno was also an opportunity to announce another project: a donation of tens of thousands of trees to Africa, during the competition Hankook 12H Monza , thanks to Trees for the Future . Pietro Benvenuti , General Manager of the Autodrome explained that “the competition is organized by Creventic , which counts attention to the environment among its corporate values, just like the Autodromo Nazionale Monza; for each lap completed by a car in the race, during the 12 hours, a tree will be donated to an African farmer ”.

The One lap = one tree initiative was created in collaboration with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future , which works to improve the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries, revitalizing impoverished cultivation land. The trees planted thanks to the Hankook 12H Monza, are used to transform some mono-crops into forest gardens that allow African farmers to grow products of the land every month of the year to be sold for the sustenance of the local community.

Ole Dörlemann , Event Manager at Creventic, explained: “We think it is important to take a more active role in our environmental responsibility and we are proud to be one of the first motorsport organizations to have actively invested to offset its environmental footprint. We are confident that we will be an example for other organizations ”.

The Time Attack Italia cars return to Monza

Two events at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the weekend of 9 and 10 October 2021: Time Attack Italy and Santiago in pink Cycling Marathon.

The Time Attack Italia cars return to Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday 10 October for the penultimate round of the championship. The Temple of Speed will welcome one hundred and thirty entries in the Extreme, Pro, Street and Limited categories, along with the GT3isti Challenge series . The public can access the circuit for free, paying only for the internal parking. Sunday 's event will start at 9 in the morning and will end at 18.30 with the last round of the track and the awarding of the winners.

The cars in the challenge of Time Attack Italy

The now proven The Time Attack Italia formula includes a double challenge that will assign points valid for the championship: the first will consider the best time obtained by each driver during the first two rounds at his disposal, thus composing the order of entry to the track of the Superlap fast that will determine the competition ranking-2 . On the other hand, three rounds will be available to competitors in the Limited classes , with a ranking resulting from the sum of the two best times.

The overall classification sees the two Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X of Serse Zeli and Olivia Merlini and the Lotus Exige V6 Cup R driven by Andrea Gazzetti compete for the top.

Also in the challenge for the first places, in the three Extreme classes, among the turbocharged and aspirated cars, the BMW Z4 GT3 , Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Ferrari 458 Challenge will take to the track.

The five Pro categories include Honda Civic , Citroen Saxo , Mini Cooper r35 , Fiat Coupé , Mazda MX5 , Ginetta G55 , Clio RS Turbo , BMW M3 , Peugeot 207 RC and Seat Ibiza among those who aspire to victory in the class.

The parterre is completed by the Street classes of road cars with semi-slick tires such as BMW M2 , Mitsubishi Lancer Evo , Chevrolet Corvette , and Limited with road cars such as Volkswagen Golf , Audi TT , Mazda MX5 , Fiat 500 Abarth , Toyota Yaris GR and Alfa Romeo 4C .

The public will be able to enter the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday to follow the challenges on the track. Admission is free upon online seat reservation via the website . The internal parking is subject to charges at a cost of 15 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorbike . Fans will be able to follow the track activities from the right side grandstand overlooking the starting straight. The disabled will have a dedicated area of easy access throughout the day in the building hospitality above the pitlane. The catering services will be open, the circuit shopping village where it is possible to buy the official merchandising of the Temple of Speed and the Monza Circuit Karting , the fun kart track suitable for adults and children inside the Alboreto curve .

See the complete calendar of events

Santiago in pink Cycling Marathon - First Sauber trophy

On Saturday from 8 pm to 11 pm, the “ Santiago in rosa Cycling Marathon - first Sauber Trophy ” organized by the Cancro Primo Help association will make its debut on the track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The event, now in its eleventh edition, is reserved for the amateur categories of the Italian Cycling Federation with women's, men's and mixed teams. About 160 cyclists will challenge the Temple of Speed in a three-hour race, divided into 40 teams. The three teams in each category who have covered the most kilometers when time runs out will be awarded. The event, with the patronage of the Municipality of Monza and the patronage of the Lombardy Region, will see the extraordinary participation of the hosts Stefania Andriola and Justine Mattera and the athletes Alessandra Fior and Sabrina Schillaci. The contributions raised by the sponsors will support the Cancer Wigs First Aid Project which has made it possible to donate a wig to around 20,000 women with cancer free of charge. (A.D)

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Named after Michele Alboreto, the Parabolic curve of the Monza National Circuit

The parabolic curve of Monza bears the name of Michele Alboreto, a champion among the Italian drivers of the last decades. It is one of the most iconic sections of the track, which contributes to making it one of the fastest in the world.

The Parabolic curve of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will be named after Michele Alboreto . The decision was made by Angelo Sticchi Damiani , President of the Automobile Club of Italy - after having obtained a unanimous favorable opinion from the Sports Council - and will be made official on Saturday 11 September , during the weekend of the Formula 1 Heineken Grand Prix of Italy. .

The last corner of the Temple of Speed will therefore take the name of “Curva Alboreto”, exactly twenty years after the death of the Milanese driver, which took place in 2001 during some test tests at the Lausitzring.

There naming ceremony of the curve at Alboreto will take place on Saturday 11 September - day of the Formula 1 Sprint Qualifying - in the presence of his wife Nadia and family, the President of ACI Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the President and CEO of F1 Stefano Domenicali, and the President of Autodromo Nazionale Monza Giuseppe Redaelli.

The history of the Monza racetrack

The Parabolic curve of the Monza circuit

The curve that precedes the finish straight of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the most iconic in motorsport and has contributed to making the circuit one of the fastest in the world .

The Parabolic Curve was built in 1955 , taking the place of two hairpin bends paved with porphyry cubes and joined by a short straight line. It took its name from the design and the trajectory it described: a rising arc line, similar to a parabolic arc.

After passing the narrowest entrance that follows the straight opposite to the starting one, the drivers can go through the final part of the curve in full acceleration , sliding outwards and taking the straight to the finish line at full speed.

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Michele Alboreto, champion of the Italian pilots

Michele Alboreto can be defined as one of the greatest Italian pilots of the last decades. Born on 23 December 1956, he began his sports career in 1976, in the Formula Monza championship. In the Eighties he made his debut in Formula 1 and - after an experience in Tyrrell - moved to Ferrari, with which he became World Vice-champion in 1985. In his career he won five F1 Grand Prix but also competed in other championships including DTM , Formula Indy and World Endurance , of which he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997 . He died on April 25, 2001, at the age of 44, following an accident at the Lausitz racetrack, during some preparation tests for the endurance classic. Alboreto had been appointed Vice President of the CSAI and today the ACI Sport Federal School bears his name. (A.D)

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