What to expect, where to stay and how to get VIP tickets

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? The Monza F1 Grand Prix of Italy held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is an unforgettable event that will transport you to the world of speed, thrills and excitement. Let’s take a deeper look into this incredible event and guide you to help you check it off your bucket list!

1 – 3 September 2023

Introduction to the Monza Circuit

The Monza Circuit is one of the most iconic and historic racing circuits in the world. It has been the home of the Italian Grand Prix since 1921 and is widely regarded as one of the most challenging and exciting tracks on the Formula One calendar.

Situated just outside Milan in the Lombardy region of Italy, Monza is a high-speed circuit that places great demands on both driver and car. Its long straights and fast corners make it a real test of speed and stamina, where drivers reach speeds of up to 350kmh on the straights, it is considered the quickest tracks on the F1 calendar.

Despite its challenges, Monza is a circuit that drivers love to race on. Its history and atmosphere are unrivalled, and it always produces close and thrilling races. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the Italian Grand Prix, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

What to Expect at the F1 Grand Prix of Italy

If you’re a fan of Formula 1, then the Grand Prix of Italy is a must-see event. Held at the world-famous Monza racetrack, the Grand Prix of Italy is one of the most prestigious and exciting races on the F1 calendar.

So, what can you expect if you’re lucky enough to attend the race? First and foremost, you can expect an incredible atmosphere. Monza is known as a mecca for motorsport fans, and the grandstands are always packed with enthusiastic spectators. The atmosphere is electric and it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Of course, you can also expect to see some of the world’s best drivers in action. In 2022 Max Verstappen joined Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso as winners of the Monza Gran Prix in recent years, so you can be sure that the racing will be of the highest quality. Other names from the Monza Hall of Fame include Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Niki Lauda.

And finally, you can also expect to enjoy some stunning scenery. Monza is located in beautiful countryside just outside Milan, and it’s definitely worth exploring during your visit.

How to get tickets for all 3 days for Monza F1 Gran Prix of Italy

Ticket sales for Monza Gran Prix are available from 6 to 9 months in advance and are sold on ticket vendor websites like Ticketone.it but are sold individually by day.

To get multi-day tickets to Monza Granprix, it is best to order tickets directly from the official Formula1 website: tickets.formula1.com. If tickets are not on sale yet, sign up for an alert to get them when they go on sale.

If you are part of an Automobile Club, you may be eligible to get advanced ticket reservations.

How to get a VIP pass with Paddock Access and a Pit Lane Walk

Several companies are offering truly unique experiences.

Sample Packages Include:

·         Race Ticket + Official Perks

·         Champions Club Hospitality

·         Paddock Club™ Reception

·         F1® Insider Access

·         Guided Paddock Access

·         Exclusive Pit Lane Walk

Contact one of the providers below:

Team at F1 Experiences    – info@f1experiences.com

Team at Racing Italy –  info@racinginitaly.com

Chiara Garanzini at Monza Net – garanzini@monzanet.it Tel. +39 340 46 34 801

Where to Stay and What It Costs to Attend

Monza has hundreds of hotels and apartment rentals and prices are very reasonable. You can find a room in a good hotel for around $200 per night. If you want to stay close to the track, there are plenty of options available but expect to pay a bit more for these rooms. Book early as hotels quickly fill up. (The centennial event drew in approximately 350 thousand people.)

Recommended Hotel

If you would like to stay overnight, then stay at Hotel de la Ville Monza, a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Royal Palace of Savoy and its gardens, and just a 6-minute walk from the historic center. All rooms are unique, and the service is impeccable. The restaurant, The Derby Grill is also highly acclaimed.

As the Formula 1 Monza Grand Prix is always in early September, another option is stay at Lake Como and commute to Monza by train, which is only about 15 minutes away. Como or Lecco are very good options.

The cost of attending the F Grand Prix of Italy will vary depending on how you choose to do it. Tickets for the race itself start at around $80, but if you want access to all areas and events, you can expect to pay closer to $600-1500.

The VIP packages available offer exclusive access and amenities, which can cost thousands of dollars. However, if you are traveling on a budget, there are ways to save money on your trip if you plan ahead and are willing to be flexible with your travel dates and itinerary.

Tips for Watching the Race in Person

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the F Grand Prix of Italy at Monza, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience!

1. Get there early – gates open usually around 8am but it’s worth getting there even earlier to grab a good spot.

2. Dress for the weather – it can get hot during the day so make sure to wear light, comfortable clothing and sunblock. Bring a hat too.

3. Bring snacks and drinks – there are food and drink vendors inside the circuit but it’s always good to have your own in case you get peckish or thirsty.

4. Know where you’re sitting – familiarize yourself with the circuit map so you know where your seat is and how to get there.

5. Have fun! – This is one of the most exciting races on the F1 calendar so enjoy every minute of it!

The History of Monza and its Place in Formula 1 Racing

map of Monza circuit
By Will Pittenger CC BY-SA 3.0 / WikiMedia

Monza is a small town located in the Lombardy region of Italy and is home to the Monza circuit, one of the most iconic tracks in Formula 1 racing. The history of Monza and its place in Formula 1 racing dates back to September 4, 1921 when the track held its first ever race, the Italian Grand Prix.

Since then, Monza has been a regular fixture on the Formula 1 calendar and has hosted some of the most memorable moments in the sport’s history. From Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking wins to Lewis Hamilton’s emotional triumph in 2018, Monza has always been a special place for Formula 1 fans.

What makes Monza so unique is its high-speed layout which features long straights and tight corners. This combination leads to close, exciting racing and often produces unpredictable results. With such a long and rich history, it’s no wonder that Monza is considered one of the most important races on the Formula 1 calendar.

So if you’re planning a trip to Italy for next year’s Grand Prix, be sure to add Monza to your itinerary! It’s an unforgettable experience that any Formula 1 fan will enjoy.

How to Get There and Things To Do In and Around The City

Monza is located in Lombardy, Northern Italy and is easily accessible by road, train and plane. The closest airport is Milan’s Linate Airport, situated just 8 miles from the city center. From Linate, there are regular shuttle buses that operate to Monza and take around 30 minutes. If you’re driving from elsewhere in Italy or from abroad, Monza can be reached via the A4 motorway.

Malpensa and Bergamo airports also serve the area, but at the time of writing this, the shuttle busses to Monza have been temporarily suspended. (See the link for updates here: https://www.milano-aeroporti.it.)

Once you’re in Monza, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied. As well as being home to the famous Formula One circuit, Monza is also home to a number of other historical attractions including the Royal Villa of Monza and the Cathedral of Monza. For those interested in shopping, Monza has a pedestrianized city center with a wide range of stores to suit all tastes and budgets. And if you’re looking for somewhere to eat or drink, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Map, and local recommendations for visiting Monza

For a map and all of my recommendations (hotels, restaurants and sightseeing) for Monza click here: https://goo.gl/maps/3kncjdYXJ2v6MriW9

This map is privately shared and only available with the link. Feel free to share it with friends and family.

I hope that this has inspired you to experience the F1 Grand Prix of Italy in Monza. From the thrilling race around the iconic circuit to exploring the city and all its attractions, there’s something for everyone. So get ready for an unforgettable journey!

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Article by Celia Abernethy for Milanostye.com

Main image: Monza F1 Race 2019 by Canno73 / Depositphotos

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