Monza deal beyond 2019 still 'far away'

  • 31 Jan 2019 12:47
  • comments 8
  • By: Fergal Walsh

A deal between Monza and Liberty Media is still far from being reached according to the Italian Grand Prix boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani. However, the Italian affirmed that a deal can be struck between the circuit and Formula 1's commercial rights holder.

Monza's current deal to host the Italian Grand Prix expires after the 2019 event. The track has hosted a world championship race every year bar 1950 bar once in 1980, when Imola was the home of the race.

Although the deal is still far from being penned, Damiani is confident that a renewal is on the way: "A renewal is far away but we are confident that a solution can be found in everyone's interests.

"As Monza is keen to host F1, so too is it important for F1 to have Monza," he added. For the 2019 edition we will pay $24 million, a very high price. We want to continue, but only in an economically sustainable framework. We cannot put the ACI's (Automobile Club d’Italia) budgets at risk."

Monza is one of five circuits that doesn't have a contract in place beyond the 2019 season, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), Silverstone (Great Britain), Hockenheim (Germany)  and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico) the other events in danger of dropping off the calendar.

Replies (8)

Login to reply
  • f1dave

    Posts: 579

    But, but, but, Viet Nam, second Chinese race, Miami, New York.

    • + 0
    • Jan 31 2019 - 15:51
    • mcbhargav

      Posts: 856

      New track owner from USA: "My offer is this. Nothing"

      • + 0
      • Jan 31 2019 - 21:51
    • The Godfather lol

      • + 0
      • Jan 31 2019 - 22:10
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    F1 without a race in Italy would be criminal. The core roots of European racing must be preserved otherwise what's it all for? Wow, a win in timbucktu - now there's a race that's gonna look good on the CV........ Liberty have some reality checking to do, make it affordable to even stage the event is a pre-cursor, no-one wants to see any more races with 30 people in the main stand.

    • + 1
    • Jan 31 2019 - 19:01
  • Monza is one of the better tracks on the calendar, so thats a track they kinda need to keep alive.

    • + 1
    • Jan 31 2019 - 21:08
    • I blame Italy, this has been an issue for a while. People obviously show up in droves. Everyone wants the race to take place, but somehow politicians and promotors can sort it out.

      • + 0
      • Jan 31 2019 - 22:11
    • Oh yes, Italy and Ecclestone are both very guilty in putting Mobza where it is today.

      • + 0
      • Feb 1 2019 - 07:20
  • mcbhargav

    Posts: 856

    Does a track attract $24 Mil over a Grand prix weekend? including ticket sales and advertisements? If Monza can't, very few other *independent* tracks could boast of it.

    • + 0
    • Jan 31 2019 - 21:50

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    02:40 - 04:10

    Free practice 3

    04:10 - 05:10

    Race

    06:10 - 08:10

  • Free practice 2

    06:40 - 08:10

    Qualifying

    07:10 - 08:10

    Fastest lap

     

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    02:40 - 04:10

    Free practice 2

    06:40 - 08:10

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    04:10 - 05:10

    Qualifying

    07:10 - 08:10

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    06:10 - 08:10

    Fastest lap

    06:10 - 06:10

Give your opinion!

Which is your favourite 2019 livery so far?

World Championship standings

Show full world champion standings

Team profile

  • comments 2,340 comments on BAR
  • star 2 members have this team as their favourite
  • vote Tweets about BAR
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar