The record-breaking Grand Prix in the centenary year of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix 2022 will be the most attended race in the history of the Temple of Speed: 350 thousand people expected over the weekend. Timmy Trumpet and Vinai the deejay stars of the weekend.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza Centenary Grand Prix will be an unprecedented success with the public. To confirm this, during the press conference to present the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix 2022 which took place today in the Tazio Nuvolari Press Room of the circuit and in the Monza Meta Circuit, the Autodromo nel Metaverso, was the President of the Automobile Club of Italy Angelo Sticchi Damiani who also announced the presence in the stands of the President of the Republic on Sunday Sergio Mattarella.

The race of the Formula 1 World Championship, scheduled from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September, will bring about 350 thousand people inside the Temple of Speed, marking the historical record of attendance on the occasion of the century of life of the sports facility.

The fans will therefore fill, as never before, the stands and lawn areas on the occasion of the second Italian leg of the world series. The expected public moved an impressive organizational machine to offer spectators not only the show on the track but also an entertainment program that could accompany them throughout the race weekend.

The expectations and news of the internationally important event hosted by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza were illustrated today in the presence of the Executive Vice President and CEO of Pirelli Marco Tronchetti Provera, the President of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana, the President of AcMilano Geronimo La Russa, the President of the Autodromo Giuseppe Redaelli, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala and the Mayor of Monza Paolo Pilotto.

The first to speak was the President of ACI Angelo Sticchi Damiani: «With the highest number of spectators ever recorded, we are preparing to play the 93rd Italian GP – 88 in Monza – in the circuit that, in the world, has hosted more motoring Grand Prix and that 3 days he turned 100 years ago. These few numbers would be enough to describe Monza, the pride and satisfaction we feel together today. But the Monza racetrack is not just numbers, on the contrary, it is above all the throbbing emotion for the ability and courage of the drivers who, over the decades, have measured themselves against the ‘Temple of Speed’; it is the passion in its stands for this extraordinary Formula 1 man-machine union. Monza is the contribution to technological evolution and is the future of motoring, while the car faces epochal transformations. It is therefore only right today to thank the women and men who, since 1922, have allowed all this, the millions and millions of fans who bring the racetrack and the institutions to life – from the Municipality of Monza to the Lombardy Region and the Government. – who are supporting us in the construction of the next 100 years. In conclusion, allow me to say: Monza: a hundred years and not hear them ».

Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice President and CEO of Pirelli: «The Monza racetrack is a second home for us. We competed and won in the ‘Temple of Speed’, starting with the 1922 Italian Grand Prix when Pirelli-equipped cars came in front of everyone. Monza was also our first ‘open-air laboratory’. Within the track there is still a part called the ‘Pirelli Circuit’ where our engineers tested the prototypes of our road tires. This is also why we are very happy, in the same year as our 150th anniversary, to join the celebrations for the first century of the Monza racetrack, which represents in the world a symbol of competition and passion for motorsport ».

Geronimo La Russa, President of AcMilano: «In the first hundred years of its history, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza has shone with its own light. In the future, we at Automobile Club Milano will strive to make it even more accessible to fans and motorsport enthusiasts thanks, for example, to the extension of the metro line 5 which will connect Milan to the capital of Brianza. The challenge is to create a sort of functional synergy between motorsport and sustainable mobility, which guarantees our circuit to continue to be a model to be imitated and a reference point for international motorsport. The other important theme is that of Milanese motorsport which in addition to the racetrack boasts other ‘ambassadors’ at an international level. I am thinking of the 150 years of Pirelli and the 112 years of Alfa Romeo. As it has always done since 1903, the year of its birth, Automobile Club Milano will continue to work as a system and team with the entrepreneurial realities of the area. In this way we want to confirm our historical vocation in discovering and passing on the Milanese excellences of world caliber in the history of motorsport ».

Giuseppe Redaelli, President of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: «The extraordinary turnout of public that we await during the race weekend is the real celebration for the century of life of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Temple of Speed has always linked its fame to the historicity and the warmth of the fans. It also demonstrates this in its hundred years of life with a record edition of the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2022. However, this anniversary must not only make us look to the past but must encourage us to plan the future of the circuit. The racetrack has always been an innovator in the automotive and racing field and now it is also an innovator in technology. We are in fact the first circuit in the world in the Metaverse, a virtual world where fans can visit the structures and the track, chatting with each other and participating in events. Even today’s press conference, for example, is broadcast in the Monza Meta Circuit so that all interested enthusiasts can follow it remotely ».

Paolo Pilotto, Mayor of Monza: «The centenary of the racetrack is the leitmotif around which this year’s long-awaited Grand Prix is developed and the history of the Monza circuit is now preparing to experience a new season of innovation, to compete in the challenges of modernity. Monza is ready to welcome the many visitors expected for the next weekend with an enhanced mobility plan: to lighten traffic, an additional car park will be set up in Vedano, thus reaching a total offer of 7900 available parking spaces. With the MOVE to GP app, it is already possible to book and buy parking and shuttle, to optimize travel times as much as possible and limit excessive congestion ».

Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, commented: «The Italian Grand Prix is one of the most awaited races by Formula 1 lovers. This year the appointment will be followed with even greater emotion, both because this will be the first race to be held. here after the health emergency, and because it will take place precisely in the days in which the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza celebrates its centenary. Our city and our territory know how to welcome and organize sporting events of international level, the history of the Monza circuit and the participation of so many fans and enthusiasts testify to this with enthusiasm ».

Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region: “The Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2022 which takes place at the Monza racetrack is one of the most important events held in Lombardy, a symbol of the strong international vocation of our territory and an initiative capable of promoting business development and investment attraction. Reasons why the Lombardy Region continues to support it by financing the expenses for organization and management costs. A commitment undertaken with a great sense of responsibility and in the awareness of the strategic nature of the event. A unique opportunity for visibility in favor of the Lombardy Region, the city of Monza and its excellences – Park and Autodrome. This year also marks the centenary of the racetrack: a century of speed, challenges, victories and Italian style. An icon of Made in Italy: the “Temple of Speed and Beauty of Sport”, but also an avant-garde and innovation venue for the future of mobility and not just for motor sports ».

The traffic lights on the straight of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will go out on Sunday 11 September at 3 pm for the official start of the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2022. On Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September, three free practice sessions and qualifying are scheduled. On Thursday, however, there are no activities for fans. However, Formula 1 will not be the only series that the public will be able to follow live. In fact, the Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup support championships will be present.

It will be the extraordinary voice of Andrea Bocelli to sing the Italian National Anthem which will kick off the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix on Sunday 11 September. A few minutes before 3 pm, the tenor will pay homage to one of the most anticipated sporting events of the season but also an important anniversary: the centenary of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. For the occasion, his performance will be framed by an exceptional line-up, with the single-seaters and the drivers standing on the starting grid in front of the warm audience of the ‘Temple of Speed’. At the end of the Mameli hymn, the Frecce Tricolori will fly over the track with the Airbus A350 Enzo Ferrari of ITA Airways , giving an unprecedented show for the start of the Formula 1 championship race.

The three days will also be marked by the rhythm of some Italian and international artists who will alternate in live musical performances on the podium and which will be broadcast throughout the Autodrome from giant screens along the track. Friday 9 September Andrea Obiso he will make the sweet notes of his violin resound, followed by the amazing “black soul” of the very Italian Sherol Dos Santos and from the performance of the deejays I vined; Saturday 10 September will be the Australian DJ and trumpet player Timmy Trumpet to animate the circuit and finally, on the day of the race, after the award ceremony, he will reach the podium Mara Sattei, a young singer who in his short career already boasts 12 platinum and 3 gold records.

The official program of the event and entertainment activities, the safety instructions for the public together with the recommended parking spaces and access routes are available on the Monza 100 smartphone application, which can be downloaded from the digital stores and from the website .