Formula 1 2019: Italian Grand Prix to stay on F1 calendar for five more years, says race F1 chairman Chase Carey

The formal signing was held in front of a throng of Ferrari fans packed into Milan’s cathedral square for an event celebrating the race’s 90th edition and Ferrari’s 90th anniversary.

Reuters September 05, 2019 10:08:43 IST
Formula 1 2019: Italian Grand Prix to stay on F1 calendar for five more years, says race F1 chairman Chase Carey
  • The formal signing was held in front of a throng of Ferrari fans packed into Milan’s cathedral square for an event celebrating the race’s 90th edition and Ferrari’s 90th anniversary.

  • Monza agreed a deal in principal back in April but the contract had yet to be signed.

  • The announcement means all 22 races on what will be the biggest ever calendar next year now have contracts in place.

The Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Ferrari’s home race at one of Formula One’s oldest and most atmospheric circuits, will stay on the calendar for five more years after a contract extension was signed on Wednesday.

The formal signing was held in front of a throng of Ferrari fans packed into Milan’s cathedral square for an event celebrating the race’s 90th edition and Ferrari’s 90th anniversary.

“We’re very excited,” Formula One chairman Chase Carey told reporters after appearing on stage with Italian Automobile Club (ACI) president Angelo Sticchi Damiani and Monza representatives.

“Monza’s one of our defining races, our iconic races,” added the American. “The Italian fans are second to none, all you have to do is look at that crowd.

“It’s a great part of the sport and we couldn’t be more excited to have this race in place for the next five years.”

Monza agreed a deal in principal back in April but the contract had yet to be signed.

The announcement means all 22 races on what will be the biggest ever calendar next year now have contracts in place.

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