Date(s) - 11/05/2019
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the oldest and most famous race circuits in the world.
Built in the Royal Villa of Monza park in 1922, it is the world’s third purpose-built racetrack and, of those that are still in use today, only Indianapolis is older.
Affectionately known as Italy’s ‘Temple of Speed’, Monza is also one of the fastest circuits in the world, thanks to a 5.79km configuration made up of long straights and famous corners like Curva Grande, Curva di Lesmo, Variante Ascari and Curva Parabolica.
However, Monza’s original layout comprised of a 4.5km banked oval and 5.5km road course, until a revamp in 1954 resulted in a 10km lap, including a 5.75km road course and a new 4.25km high-speed oval with banked sopraelevata curves.
The Temple of Speed has hosted the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix every year, except 1980, but the European Le Mans Series returned to the circuit in 2017 following a nine-year absence.