2016 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Break
“La Pista Magica”, translated as the Magic Track and is the local name for Monza. The infamous Italian circuit is one of very few tracks to evoke immense feelings of emotion and when the Formula 1 circuit visits Monza in 2016, fans will once again see why. The circuit has always been a fans’ favourite due to the high speed and action-packed nature of the race. It is a fantastic example of a track which combines speed with skill, it also has a heart and soul of it's own. It’s is the home to one of the best atmospheres of the F1 schedule with many of the stands turned into a sea of red by the Tifosi, the legendary Ferrari fans, cheering their team on at their home track. Having confirmed their drivers for the 2016 campaign, the home fans will be right behind the Ferrari pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. The latter alongside ex-Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso have the best records of any current driver on Italian soil, having both won here twice. This year’s race will be tightly poised as the world’s best drivers go head to head and will no doubt join the list of one of the finest races of all time.
Monza was built in 1922, staging its first F1 race in 1950. Since its creation the track has undergone a number of safety changes, but still remains one of the fastest in the world – both the fastest Grand Prix and the fastest pole position lap in history were at Monza, giving it the nickname the “Cathedral of Speed”. It’s one of seven tracks still in use from the first ever World Championship calendar and has evolved much in this time, originally being split between a road circuit and a US style oval (it’s now exclusively road). The track in its current form boasts a number of difficult corners, with the most famous being Curva Parabolica. This is a long right hand turn at an increasing radius and the final corner between the start-finish line and the legendary straight. For a quick lap, drivers will need perfect execution with maximum exit speed – no easy task at Monza.
Thomas Cook Sport invites you to the Cathedral of Speed for the ultimate Formula 1 weekend experience with our Italian GP packages.
We offer packages that give you the opportunity to choose a break in one of these three popular destinations;
- Bergamo, closest to the Monza circuit so popular with teams and petrol heads a like for a full F1 experience
- Lake Como, home to A-listers such as George Clooney, attracted by the beautiful scenery, ideal for a relaxing break from the action of the race
- Milan, one of the fashion capitals of the world and home to stunning architecture, art and shopping, a city break in itself
Breaks include return flights, accommodation, a welcome event, airport transfers and Sunday circuit transfers. There is also the option to add tickets, VIP Hospitality and Saturday circuit transfers to your booking.
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