The mayor of Monza has revealed that the circuit’s deal to host Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix has been extended through 2025.
Monza’s Autodromo first opened in 1922 and has hosted Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix annually since 1950, aside from in 1980, when it was closed for renovation.
After years of uncertainty it was confirmed last September that a new contract had been reached between race promoter Automobile Club d’Italia and Formula 1’s commercial rights holder Liberty Media.
The new deal covers 2020 to 2024.
In confirming that this year’s Italian Grand Prix will take place as scheduled on September 6, albeit behind closed doors, Monza’s mayor Dario Allevi revealed a year had been added to the contract.
Allevi said that he had received the news from ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani.
Formula 1 did not respond to an enquiry regarding Allevi’s claim.
The championship is due to present a revised schedule of its 2020 European calendar of races later on Tuesday morning, with events in Austria, Hungary, Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.