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Autodromo Nazionale Monza

This week is the race at Monza, so I’ve decided to keep for now the pictures from our visit to the track from a couple of months ago. It was so exciting.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

We booked tickets for the guided tour and also for the track tour. The tour is about 60 minutes and the guide tells the story of the track. Considering that this is its 100th anniversary, there is a lot to learn about it.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

We could see the starting grid from above, as the track tour was in a car.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The pit lane looks very used with all those tire marks.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The tour also includes the parts inaccessible to the public, such as the press room and the control room. This is in the press room. There are a few small rooms for journalists near this open space too. There are lots of tables for the journalists who watch the races. They have a clear view of the start-finish line too, as you can see in the next picture.

track

hallway

The hallway goes to the rooms used by the pilots after the race, the ones who are on the podium to relax. It’s also where the pilots are debriefed before the race.

control room

The control room is similar to the one I blogged about before, in Imola.

decor at Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Finally, we went to the track. Unlike in Imola where we stopped a few times to take pictures and talk about the specifics of the track, the tour at Monza was at speed. These 3 pictures were taken by my husband who was in front, as I was hanging on for dear life in the back, hoping I will not bump into the person near me. It was exciting for everybody in the car to do a lap at speed, which was much slower than a lap in a racing car anyway.

It was so worth getting the tickets for the track, a must if you plan to visit Monza.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Tomorrow I will blog about Monza the city, which is lovely to see and has some interesting attractions too.

2 Comment

    1. It was exciting as the driver was very good and drove at speed. Also, the history of the place was so impressive and the guide presented it beautifully.

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