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 ».