Italy has extended its contract with F1 to 2025. The Circuit of Monza which has been home to some really amazing races will now have more than 5 years in F1.
The Mayor of Monza, Dario Allevi, has announced that Formula 1 has decided to extend the contract with the Autódromo de Monza until 2025.
As the news of the contract extension was being accepted by many in the F1 circles, the Mayor also announced that the Italian Grand Prix will be happening on the 6th of September 2o20.
In the just-released 2020 Season calendar by F1, Italy was among the countries that will be home to the first 8 races of the season.
Italy has made tremendous efforts in fighting COVID19 in May after what looked like a disastrous period where they lost so many lives in April and March.
Questions had been lingering on whether the country will see sports returning this year. But seeing as the country has now spent nearly two days without registering any new cases of the pandemic, sports has been getting support from government. We have seen sports like Football being given permission to return and now players are training.
“It has happened again. For the second time, our city registers zero infections compared to the previous day, exactly 19 days after that May 12 when our sanitary technician informed me that there had been no new positives in the last 24 hours,” The mayor announced on his social networks.
“There are 11.29 people affected by COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic; while there are 43 admitted to the San Gerardo hospital, of which only four are in intensive care,” he added.
“Continuing with the good news, yesterday I received the expected call from the president of the Automobile Club d’Italia, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, who confirmed to me that the Italian Grand Prix will be held in Monza on September 6,” he said.
In addition, Allevi has announced that this year’s GP will be held behind closed doors and has given the good news that Formula 1 has extended its contract with Monza for one more year, until 2025.
“While many circuits had to resign due to the health emergency, Monza will have F1, albeit behind closed doors, and Formula 1 decided to extend the contract for one year, with our racetrack: the cars will continue to race through the Temple of Speed until at least 2025,” Allevi has expressed to finish.
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