The Italian GP has already entered the archive with the splendid McLaren double of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. If the purely sporting aspect offered a spectacle worthy of the “temple of speed”, the debate on the presence of the public did not stop, clearly lower than that recorded in the events that preceded the Monza race.
In the post-Italian GP analysis we reported the complaint of young people who sought the most disparate opportunities to have an approach, a contact with the world of F1, not being able to afford the prices of the stands and literally chased the drivers in the parking lots and they “besieged” them near the hotels, demonstrating a passion that has not faded at all in the new generations.
Davide Casati, communications manager of Monza, wrote to us precisely in reference to the article “Italian GP: a low cost grandstand for young people was missing”, published on September 14 by Roberto Chinchero, is keen to add the position of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza SIAS SpA …
“As correctly reported, this year the current COVID-19 legislation prevented the sale of the so-called” circular lawn “tickets because they cannot be combined with a numbered seat”.
“However, it is incorrect to say that no viable alternatives have been identified in the same price range. The circuit has in fact put up for sale for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2021 an area called “Gradonate” near the Alboreto curve ”.
“The cost of the Friday ticket for the“ Gradonate ”was the same as the lawn ticket of the past years. Only the Saturday tickets (from 60 to 65 euros), Sunday (from 85 to 100 euros) and the season ticket (from 100 to 120 euros) have had a limited remodeling due to the different sports offer of the weekend, with the qualifications on Fridays and Sprint Qualifying on Saturdays. The maximum capacity reached by the new sector was on Sunday with 82% of attendance on the approximately 3 thousand seats made available “.
We take note of the polite clarification of Davide Casati, hoping that next year we will no longer find ourselves in the situation of this edition and the public can return to crowd Monza starting with the Prato circular ticket, but the laudable low cost initiative has remained a little under the radar, so much so that only those who landed on your site could benefit from it.
Here is the Sunday audience present at the Italian GP near the Alboreto curve
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