Monza keeps Italian GP until 2016
March 18, 2010
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The famous high-speed Monza track
Countering current speculation that the 2013 Rome Grand Prix would replace the current Monza race, the BBC are now reporting that the Italian GP will remain at Monza until 2016.
Last week, we heard from Bernie Ecclestone that Rome eould hold a Grand Prix from 2013 onwards, meaning that there would be two Italian Grands Prix for the first time since 2006, with Monza and Imola. Ever since the Rome GP was confirmed by Ecclestone, the organisers of the Rome GP have been hinting at a battle with the Monza race. However, this news should calm the matter.
If this is the case, the race in Rome will almost certainly be referred to as the Rome GP, while Monza should keep the Italian GP status. Monza has hosted all of Italy’s F1 races since 1950, except 1980, when Imola took the honours.