Italian Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix 2018Join Grand Prix Tours as we had to beautiful northern Italy for the 2018 Italian Grand Prix.
Located in the city of Monza is the Autodromo Nazionale Monza home to the Italian Grand Prix. Known for its infamous turns and long straights that allow Formula 1 cars to run flat out for most of the lap.
The circuit is the oldest on the F1 calendar and has a history dating back to 1922 when the first Italian Grand Prix was held.
With a racing lineage that dates back more than 95 years, unpredictable weather patterns and the ravenous Ferrari fans makes this race and post race celebration a spectacle like no other in professional motorsports.
Tickets, Hospitality Packages, Transfers & AccommodationsAt Grand Prix Tours we only offer the very best in Ticket and Hospitality options, no low rows or obstructed views. Please see our track map and list of available tickets below to get an idea of where you would like to view the race.
Airport and Track Transfers are included in our package. Airport transfers before and after the race weekend have be arranged for you. Track transfers have also been arranged for Saturday and Sunday and additional transfers can be setup should you want to head to the track on Thursday or Friday.
Guests of Grand Prix Tours can expect to stay in the nearby city of Lake Como. Just over an hour away from the circuit this picturesque city makes for the perfect back drop to further explore northern Italy when you are not at the track.
Grand Prix Tours has taken care of all of the details and has arranged an amazing motorsports vacation. Call (800) 400-1998 to book your trip or to contact us with any questions. Click Show Packages to learn more and to see details and pricing.
|*F1 Paddock Club Fri [+]||$1,075.00|
|*Red Bull Racing [+]||$5,745.00|
|*Race Club Lounge [+]||$2,950.00|
|*Gen Admission 2 days [+]||$245.00|
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$4,375.00|
|All Weekend 3-Day|
|*Ascari (Weekend) [+]||$625.00|
|*Red Bull Racing [+]||$6,775.00|
|*Ferrari F1 Club [+]||$7,595.00|
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$5,165.00|
|*Variante Chicane [+]||$475.00|
|*Alta Velocita C [+]||$625.00|
|* indicates ticket is on request|
|- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.|
|- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.|
|- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.|
|- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.|
RACE OVERVIEWItalian Grand Prix
It is twice the size of Central Park in New York and has a Royal Villa built in 1777. The Royal Villa has had a checkered history of Kings and Royals from nearby countries winning the right to the Royal Villa by conquest. Even Napoleon laid claim to it as his Italian Palace after he conquered Italy. The Royal Villa is now offices for several government departments.
L`Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is within the park and home to the Italian Grand Prix at the moment. There is always an argument with F1 Management about contracts; this year is no different with threat of the Grand Prix going to Mugello near Florence or Imola near Bologna. All the locations are magnificent, but it depends who will pay the biggest fee to have the race.
The race track is a permanent facility built in 1922 similar to Brooklands and Indianapolis. It has a history of tragedy with 27 spectators killed in 1928 causing the track to close for three years. Monza`s banking was dangerous and several drivers were killed over the years. Count Wolfgang von Trips went off the road in 1961 killing himself and 14 spectators. Von Trips was Phil Hills Ferrari team mate and Phil knew nothing about the tragedy until after the race. He became World Championship by winning. Losing a friend and team mate made the championship pale by the tragedy of the accident.
Until the past twenty years Grand Prix Racing has had a very close association with death. It was Ernest Hemingway who said: "There were only three sports, bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games". Now thankfully Formula 1 is closer to a game.