The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, usually referred to as just Monza, originally opened in 1922 was only the third purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world. The circuit has hosted Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix every year since 1948, with the exception of 1980 as it underwent renovation.
Featuring long straights and fast corners, the circuit is one of the fastest on the calendar with drivers at full throttle for most of the lap. As well as Formula One, Monza has hosted a number of other racing series including the 1000km Monza, Italian motorcycle Grand Prix, World Touring Car Championship and Superbike World Championship.
Location & Travel
Autodromo Nazionale Monza is located near the Italian city of Monza, about 15km north of Milan.
Air: Nearby Milan has three international Airports which between them serve many European and International destinations:
- Milan Malpensa Airport (60km from Monza) is the largest of the three airports and is the second busiest Airport in Italy, offering the majority of long distance flights.
- Linate Airport (24km from Monza) offers mainly domestic and short haul international flights.
- Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport (50km from Monza)
Bus: There are two bus services which both run from Corso Milano (near Monza Station) to the circuit:
- Bus 204 for Vedano (Entrance Circuit A, Gate Vedano).
- Bus 221 (Sixth Line-Carate) for Biassono (Entrance Circuit B, Porta S. Maria delle Selve).
Parking: Parking is not possible within the circuit over race weekend.
Train: The closest train station can be found at Biassono/Lesmo station, a short walk from the track located near stands 9/10. A train service runs from Milan every 30 minutes, or a more frequent service to Monza and Sesto San Giovanni.
Alternatively, you can walk to the circuit from Monza station in about 50 minutes. Monza is the main station in the area and has services to Milan, Lecco, Molten and further afield to Basel and Zürich.
Ticket prices vary considerably for the Formula 1 depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Monza website here.