Italian Grand Prix 2014/15
“La Pista Magica”, translated as the Magic Track and the local name for Monza. Few F1 tracks evoke the same feelings of emotion as the infamous Italian circuit, and come 7 September thousands of Formula 1 fans will again see why. The circuit has always been a fans’ favourite due to the high speed and action-packed nature of the race. It’s also home to one of the best atmospheres of the F1 schedule with many of the stands turned to a sea of red by the Tifosi, the legendary Ferrari fans, cheering their team on at their home track.
With no Italian driver in this year’s championship, the home fans will be right behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard, however, will have his work cut out to stop Sebastian Vettel, who took first place here last year and became the youngest Grand Prix winner when he took the chequered flag aged 21 years and 73 days at this track in 2008 (breaking Alonso’s record). The two drivers 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 they go head to head, looking to get closer to Michael Schumacher’s record 5 wins here.
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, including –
2015 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Break With Travel
We offer flights from Manchester, Bristol, London City and London Heathrow* and our Italian Race packages offer you the opportunity to visit three popular destinations;
- Bergamo, closest to the Monza circuit so popular with teams and petrol heads alike 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.
*Please note to avoid long transfer times not all Italian destinations are available to all UK departures.
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