Formula 1 May Leave Monza as Negotiations Stall

The future of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is uncertain due to stalled negotiations and delayed renovations, warns Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1.

Highlights

‣ Italy hosts two Formula 1 Grand Prix events, but the future of these events is uncertain.
‣ The Italian GP at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is under pressure due to stalled negotiations and delayed renovations.
‣ Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, has called on Monza to expedite the renovation works.
‣ Domenicali warns that other circuits worldwide are eager to take Monza’s place if the necessary improvements are not made.


’24 is set to be a big year for Italy in Formula 1. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola is first on the docket. Later, the Italian GP in Monza will take center stage. But, here’s the thing. It’s not a sure bet that Italy will get to host two Grands Prix in the future.

Monza’s race? It’s on shaky ground. That’s straight from the horse’s mouth, Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1.

The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza has a spot on the Formula 1 calendar till 2025’s end. But, there’s a hitch. Talks about extending this with the circuit’s owners have hit a roadblock. Domenicali spilled the beans on La Politica nel Pallone. Monza’s lagging in the renovation and modification department, he says.

Domenicali to Monza: Get a move on

“We’re in talks, sure. But we need something solid to keep the conversation going. If certain things don’t happen, we can’t talk,” Domenicali said. He’s heard it from their director Sticchi Damiani. He knows they’re clued in. But here’s the rub. It’s December already, and the work that should’ve started in Monza right after the GP? It hasn’t even kicked off. “Hopefully, it’ll start soon,” he added.

Domenicali’s got a constructive approach towards Monza, no doubt. But he’s not one to let red tape slow down the rebuilds. And let’s face it. There’s no shortage of circuits around the globe itching to take Monza’s spot. So, Monza better step up its game.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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