Monza, Italy

Monza, Italy

Monza means fast in motorsport language, interpreted either in the (decaying) 4.25 km high speed track with steep bankings, or the current 5.8km Grand Prix track. It was full throttle stuff for much of the lap. With the first circuit configuration harking back to 1922, the venue is now surrounded by mature parklands, providing atmosphere and a real sense of occasion to any event, especially when hosting the Italian F1 Grand Prix.

The high speed oval track is immortalised in the 1966 film Grand Prix, directed by John Frakenheimer and starring James Garner. Due to a string of fatalities in previous races it was not used since the filming of the movie.

http://www.monzanet.it/eng/default.aspx

By Phil Clark

Monza means fast in motorsport language, interpreted either in the (decaying) 4.25 km high speed track with steep bankings, or the current 5.8km Grand Prix track. It was full throttle stuff for much of the lap. With the first circuit configuration harking back to 1922, the venue is now surrounded by mature parklands, providing atmosphere and a real sense of occasion to any event, especially when hosting the Italian F1 Grand Prix.

The high speed oval track is immortalised in the 1966 film Grand Prix, directed by John Frakenheimer and starring James Garner. Due to a string of fatalities in previous races it was not used since the filming of the movie.

http://www.monzanet.it/eng/default.aspx

By Phil Clark

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