A 21 million euro investment
Today marked the beginning of the modernization works at the Monza racetrack, with the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini, officially kicking off the project. The total investment is 21 million euros, and the estimated duration is 140 days. The program includes the adaptation of three underpasses for the separation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the creation of a new underpass, and the resurfacing of the asphalt. The pavement will be entirely demolished and removed to then be reconstructed using advanced materials and techniques.
The President of the Automobile Club Italia, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, also present for the start of the works, emphasized that according to Censis data (a socio-economic research institute), the economic value generated by the Italian Grand Prix stands at 473 million euros, of which 143 million have immediate and direct impacts on the local area.
Geronimo La Russa, the head of Aci Milano, also highlighted the importance of the works initiated today at the Temple of Speed: “The secret of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, over its 102 years of existence, has been its ability to keep pace with the times. Now our goal must be to work on the attractiveness of the ‘Autodromo system’ by increasing the offerings for enthusiasts and tourists, primarily by establishing a Motorsport museum. We aim to enhance the territory and its landmarks, especially the Park and the Royal Villa, and, in synergy with Milan, create a real public transportation system with the metropolis, not just during the Grand Prix.” – he concluded.