Monza alias Temple of Speed is set to bring the European leg of the 2018 Championship season to an end. Doing in it stlye, the nearby Milan will play host to Milan Festival as Formula One moves into the heart of the fabulous Milan city.
Together with the British GP, the Italian Grand Prix is the only Formula One Grand Prix staged continuously since the championship came into being in 1950. Monza hosted every race except in 1980 when it was held in Imola.
This year, for the first time ever, Formula One will conquer the downtown of Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and business. The Milan Festival will be the fourth global city to host such an even this year after Shanghai, London and Marseille did the same earlier this year. The last Fan Festival of the 2018 season will be held in Miami in October.
The F1 Milan Festival will be open from Wednesday August 29th to Saturday September 1st and will be free for all to attend in the Darsena area, center of Milan's ancient, and now restored, Navigli water canals. This means, the festival will run parallel to the Italian Grand Prix.
The F1 Milan Fan Festival will feature a great variety of action, including DJ performances, exhibitions, appearances of personalities from the world of sport, music and entertainment and a live car run in an unprecedented city circuit which will provide fans with a unique chance to experience the thrill and buzz of a modern Formula One machine. With music and iconic installations, the organizers want to attract and delight people throughout the day and late into the evening.
Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 Sean Bratches is particularly delighted with this unique merging of motorsport buzz and the cultural, fashion and business capital.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2018 Formula1 Milan Festival. Motor racing is in the DNA of this beautiful city, as is fashion and creativity. Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect partner to blend advanced engineering with the glamour and cutting edge inventiveness of the Milan fashion houses, as well as the historic heritage of its art and culture. We aim to put our fans at the centre of our sport, and the Milan fan festival will do just that, welcoming families and fans throughout the day and the evening in the heart of the city, sharing the magic of Formula 1 with open arms.”