F1 » Montezemolo: Italy only needs one F1 race

Luca di Montezemolo: Ecclestone's letter is not a failure for Rome, but the awareness that there is a desire to have just one Grand Prix in Italy.

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January 19, 2011 6:39 PM

Actually they need 2 races. Monza and Imola - both immense tracks.

Circuit de Catalunya is good but they could easily ditch Valencia. The fact that a terrible circuit like Valencia is on the calander but an amaziong circuit like Imola is not is a total disgrace.

Alan D - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 7:54 PM

Andrew, you are quite right. I always thought of the Imola race as the San Marino GP. I know that technically it is in Italy, and it was probably called the San Marino GP to get around the "one race per country" rule, just like Spain has the "European" GP. I'd rather they scrapped the rule and had one which said "One race per great racetrack" instead.


January 19, 2011 8:03 PM

Luca might want to alternate Monza and Rome. That a bad idea on so many levels its unreal. Monza is awesome, because its differant. No other comparative track in the World right now.

Mark _

January 19, 2011 8:05 PM

I also like Imola but they really should look at a way to restore the track. The knee jerk changes that were made after Senna and Ratzenburger died were a bit over the top. With the new Safer Barrier along with paved runoff areas they could safely run it in it's old configuration.

Marybeth - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 12:18 AM

One wonders, since Berlescone is now in hot water politically (I will just stay with the political) & his political stability shaking, if LdM/Ferrari will now change their tone to saying that "Yes", Rome should at least have an alternate date with Monza for a race...?

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