Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Monza

Circuit Details

Location:
Monza
Type: 
Race
Turns: 
11
Direction: 
Clockwise
Capacity: 
115,000
Established: 
1 January, 1922 (All day)

Monza History
 

The first track was built from May to July 1922 by 3,500 workers, financed by the Milan Automobile Club which created the ''Società Incremento Automobilismo e Sport'' (SIAS) (''Motoring and Sport Encouragement Company'') to run the track. The track was officially opened on 3 September 1922, with the maiden race the second Italian Grand Prix held on 10 September 1922.

 

In 1928, the most serious Italian racing accident to date ended in the death of driver Emilio Materassi and 27 spectators at that year's Grand Prix. The accident led to further Grand Prix races confinement to the high-speed loop until 1932. In consequence of the Materassi's accident, races are run on the alternative tracks. The 1933 race was marked by the deaths of three drivers and the Grand Prix layout was changed, with two chicanes added and the longer straights removed.


Source: Wikipedia