The Italian Grand Prix stays in Monza and in the calendar till 2019. The president of the Automobile Club d’Italia, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, announced the extension of the agreement with Bernie Ecclestone for the next three years. After the “handshake” in Monza, the signature has also arrived.
“In spite of a lot of difficulties and with a great effort – ACI president Angelo Sticchi Damiani underlines – we reached the conclusive signature of the agreement for Monza. On behalf of all Italian sports fans, I thank premier Matteo Renzi and the president of CONI Malagò who, a year ago, believed in this goal and created the conditions to reach together this very important result. We must express a particular gratitude – Sticchi Damiani continues – to governor Maroni and to the whole government of Lombardy which backed this negotiation in a decisive way. Thus, we avoided the damned hypothesis that, after 70 years, Italy could lose one of the most prestigious, historical and fascinating car race in the world. Now let’s go ahead all together. With the aim to make the Monza Grand Prix an even more important event in the next years, an event capable of fascinate and increasingly attract fans around the world”.
Meanwhile, with a note, the Fia has made official the calendar of the world championship for next F1 season. The curtain rises on March 26 in Melbourne and it falls 20 grand prix later, on November 26 in Abu Dhabi. It is confirmed the exit of the German Grand Prix. The Italian Grand Prix at the Monza Circuit is scheduled on 3 September, as thirteenth round.
March 26 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 – China (Shanghai)
April 16 – Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 30 – Russia (Sochi)
May 14 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 11 – Canada (Montreal)
June 25 – Azerbaijan (Baku)
July 9 – Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 – Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 3 – Italy (Monza)
September 17 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 1 – Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 – USA (Austin)
October 29 – Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)