Italian chief not fond of Imola plans

JUNE 24, 2015

Italian chief not fond of Imola plans

The president of Italy's auto racing federation says he wants Monza to keep its annual place on the formula one calendar.

The comments of Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) chief Angelo Sticci Damiani follow Bernie Ecclestone's claim that former San Marino grand prix venue Imola could step in so that financially-troubled Monza only has to stage the race every other year.

"For us," Damiani is quoted by Speed Week, "there is only one place for the Italian GP, and that is Monza."

As for the alternating plan, he added: "I'm not fond of dancing at two weddings."

An interested observer of the situation is Ferrari, the most famous name on the F1 grid whose home race in Italy is an important event for the marque.

President Sergio Marchionne is quoted by Autosprint: "Let's leave Ecclestone to do his thing, and until then we will not intervene."

(GMM)

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