The stands at the Milan autodrome were particularly sparse last weekend and F1 officials are wondering …
The return of the tifosi to the stands of Monza was eagerly awaited but it is clear that the popular success of the Italian Grand Prix was mixed to say the least.
After a blank year last year due to a pandemic, a capacity of 50% of the stands had been authorized, or about 55,000 spectators.
For the race, only 16,000 tickets were sold at exorbitant prices in an attempt to compensate for the shortfall, this probably explaining that.
« Why are there so few people in Monza? » asks Jean Todt, the president of the FIA, to The Gazzetta dello Sport. I would be disappointed if there were no more races in Italy in the coming years, but it is a matter of concern for Stefano Domenicali. «
Even if the glorious circuit will celebrate its centenary in 2022 (one year after Spa-Francorchamps), its place on the F1 calendar is not guaranteed beyond 2024.
« We are discussing with the organizers to relaunch a new dynamic at Monza, says the CEO of Formula 1. I find it hard to imagine F1 without Monza, but we also have to take into account the economic realities. «
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