Italian Grand Prix stays at Monza

By iSportconnect | September 2, 2016

The future of the Italian Grand Prix has been secured with a new three-year deal between F1 and the Monza circuit.

Monza will continue to host the race until at least 2019.

The contract was announced at a news conference on Friday.

However, the contract cannot yet be finalised because of a legal dispute involving the rival Imola circuit, which had been in talks with F1 about taking over the race.

Ecclestone said: “Regretfully, legally, we can’t sign it here – but more important is that we have an agreement thanks to our lawyers and we are getting all the small details sorted.

“There is no problem in having the race here. The contract will be for three years but I hope we are here for 100 years.”