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Italian Grand Prix

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Monza, Italy and after a glorious career that included seven world championships, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement at the end of the season after winning the 2006 Italian Grand Prix. This is just one example of what makes the Monza track such a special track, indeed many see it as the embodiment of Formula One racing.

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the inaugural races in the 1950 championship, and has been held every year since, making it one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar.

A combination of speed and skill is needed to conquer this track, attributed with a heart and soul of its own, a race track that has seen some of the greatest races and the worst accidents of Formula One history. To add further magic to this event, a trip to Monza is a trip into the heartland of the prancing horse of Ferrari, something that the Italian crowds won’t let you forget as the famous red cars hurtle around the track that many call the ‘La Pista Magica’ or ‘The Magic Track’, a description few would argue with once sampling the famous track.

With Milan nearby, as well as the Lake Como a short drive north and the Mediterranean coast only a few hours away, Monza is perfectly situated for a sumptuous week of sun, shopping, fine dining and amazing sport during September.

Written by  John Johnston.

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