Italian Grand Prix 2020

2020 Race Status: NEW DATE CONFIRMED
Original Date: September 4, 2020
New 2020 Date: September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020
City: Monza, Italy
Circuit: Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Official Name: FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2020

Located in the woods of Monza, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is near the city’s historical sites and museums and Italy’s former motorsport tracks. Casual dining, shopping, and walkable attractions can be found in Monza and the nearby city of Milan. The track offers its own F1 entertainment and displays to enjoy during race weekend without having to travel far.

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RACE INFO & SCHEDULE

Get all the info you need for race week! The race schedule, events, track activities, how to get to the track, what's allowed or prohibited at the track, and many more frequently asked questions.

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VISITOR & TOURIST INFORMATION

AVERAGE RATES OF NEARBY HOTELS

Monza

  • 3-star: 72EUR/night ($80USD)
  • 4-star: 90EUR/night ($100USD)

Milan

  • 3-star: 90EUR/night ($100USD)
  • 4:star: 117EUR/night ($130USD)
  • 5-star: 225EUR/night ($250USD)

 

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING RACE WEEK

  • High of 24°C (76°F)
  • Low of 16°C (61°F)

CURRENCY

The currency used in Italy is the Euro (EUR). Here are some common conversions:

  • United States Dollar: 1EUR =  $1.10USD — $1USD = 0.91EUR
  • Canadian Dollar: 1EUR = $1.48CAD — $1CAD = 0.68EUR
  • British Pound: 1EUR = £0.86GBP — £1GBP = 1.16EUR

LANGUAGES

The primary language spoken in Italy is Italian, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO

Spectators attending the Italian Grand Prix will find plenty to do in Monza. Historical sites and museums are abundant and include:

  • Villa Reale
  • Ponte dei Leoni
  • Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza
  • Giardini Reali

Grand Prix fans will appreciate being near:

  • The former home of the San Marino Grand Prix
  • Maranello, the home of Ferrari
  • Modena’s former racing track

In Milan, more entertaining attractions await like the:

  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Leonardo 3: The World of Leonardo
  • San Maurizio and the Archaeology Museum
  • Navigli Lombardi

 

Largest Nearby Cities

  • Milan
    • 22.5 km (13.9 mi) to Monza
    • 38 min to drive
  • Venice
    • 269.1 km (167.2 mi) to Monza
    • 3 h drive

THE CIRCUIT

Circuit Name: Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Track Location: In the wooded outskirts of Monza

Distance from the Closest Airport: 43.5 km (27 mi) to Milan-Malpensa Airport

Distance from Downtown: 29.8 km (18.5 mi) to Downtown Milan

Year Opened: 1922

First Grand Prix: 1950

Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the third purpose-built racing circuit. Since its opening, every Italian Grand Prix, save for the 1980 race, has been hosted at the circuit. The Monza track is made of three tracks, including the larger Grand Prix track, a Junior track, and a high-speed oval track. Monza’s circuit is known for three curves – Curva Grande, Curva di Lesmo, and the Variante Ascari.

THE 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Any reason to go to Italy is a good one, but there is no denying that the Italian Grand Prix is a big draw for tourism. The 2019 racing event hits Italy’s Monza MB and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit on September 8. The Grand Prix weekend is sure to be a boisterous affair as up to 110,000 spectators anxiously wait to file into Autodromo Nazionale Monza for a thrilling race.

 

If the 2018 Italian Grand Prix is any indication of how 2019’s race will unfold, it should be an exciting day at the Autudromo. After 53 laps, the United Kingdom’s Lewis Hamilton took first place, beating out Kimi Raikkonen of Team Ferrari by just under 9 seconds. Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, and Brendon Hartley all retired, with Hartley being knocked out before the first lap after a collision. Due to a technical infringement in his car, Romain Grosjean was ultimately disqualified after finishing in 6th place.

 

Autodromo Nazionale Monza will provide plenty of excitement for spectators, partially thanks to its first corner. As history has shown, this is where many first lap accidents occur, knocking out even the best drivers. The circuit has been a staple of the Italian Grand Prix since its first race in 1922. Over the years, the Road and Full Circuit variations have been alternated between, with the Road Circuit, the shorter of the two, prevailing since 1981.

 

While the race is bound to be filled with many memorable moments, time spent in Monza, the Italian city just northeast of Milan, comes with its own memories. Travelers will love exploring the city’s history, which includes the Monza Cathedral; the city’s original townhall, Arengario; the beautiful Roseto ‘Niso Fumagalli; and the Santa Maria in Strada. The city is not short on ornate cathedrals that are simply breathtaking.

 

Of course, traveling to Italy comes with the promise of expertly crafted cuisine. Local chefs bring to life Italy’s finest flavors at dozens of restaurants travelers will find in downtown Monza. When not engrossed in the Grand Prix festivities, spectators can grab a bite to eat at local restaurants like Il Moro, Ristorante Atmosfera, Da Bacco Osteria Gourmet, Uova & Farina, and Pizzeria La Fontana.

 

Over the past 10 years, Lewis Hamilton has taken half the victories, with two consecutive first place finishes in 2017 and 2018. Will he take another 25 points at Italy in the 2019 Grand Prix?