Tifosi will be storming to the historic ground of Monza’s National Park this weekend and over to the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza for Round 9 of the Formula 2 show and Antonio Fuoco’s home race.
Antonio will be hoping to capitlise on the support from the home crowd for a stronger performance here at his feature race in Monza, with fans and family flocking to the circuit to support the young speedy Italian.
Monza is steeped in history and has embraced some of the world’s best drivers both past and present. It boasts some of the most memorable corners and sections (Parabolica, Ascari and Rettifilo) that Antonio will need to master to find his way at the front of the grid through Qualifying (where it matters most) and also during race one and race two.
It’s back-to-back race weekends for the Prema Team before the month long break until the penultimate round of the Formula 2 series. Autodromo Nazionale Monza is going to throw up challenges for Antonio, but we know he has the team to overcome them to push towards the podium in his home race.
F2 Italian GP in numbers.
Track info: Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Dates: 1st – 3rd September
Lap Length: 5.973km
Race 1: 30 laps – 173.790 km (2nd September)
Race 2: 21 laps – 121.653 km (3rd September)
An insight into Round 9
Round 9 will hold a special place for the Italian Prema Team and Antonio Fuoco and a race that they will want to score maximum points in.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the fastest circuits in the world of motorsport, aptly named ‘Temple of Speed’ by motorsport fans due to the speedy lap times around its 5.973km track.
Antonio Fuoco will need to navigate through 11 faultless corners in total - a mixture of slow, tight corners and high-speed straights to race across the start/finish line to take a firm grip on a potential pole-sitting time.
The weather forecasts predict an unsettled weekend, which could bring about severe rainfall giving the teams new challenges and the teams strategists will need the perfect strategy to aid Antonio’s challenge for his home race in Monza.
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