The Italian Grand Prix looks set to stay at Monza after months of negotiation over the funding of the event.
As the home of Ferrari and the passionate Tifosi, Monza has been on the Formula One calendar every year, with one exception, and has become one of the iconic races on the calendar along with Monaco and Silverstone.
Negotiations over extending their contract have been ongoing for months, with even suggestions that Imola were going to either take over the event, or share it with Monza to help with cost, given the current contract runs out this season.
Roberto Maroni, president of the Lombardy region, posted confirmation of the deal on his Facebook page. “The Grand Prix will stay in Monza,” he said. “With a few days to go until the signing of the contract, I’m very satisfied.”
Although the 2017 calendar hasn’t been formally revealed, a leaked version has the same 21 events as this season, leading to assumption a deal has been reached.