Monza is now "very close" to cementing its place on the 2020 F1 calendar.

After a period of uncertainty, the Italian GP has now been given a race date on the provisional schedule that was published by Liberty Media recently.

But Monza's 6 September date included an asterisk next to it, warning that confirmation is "subject to contract signature".

Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the president of the Italian automobile club Aci, said ahead of this weekend's Monza race that the signature is "very close".

"I hope to sign shortly, but there is still some detail to be finalised," he said.

"But we have the certainty, or we almost have it, that we can sign a contract for five years.

"Having fixed this part, starting next week we will start planning the modernisation of the circuit in view of the 100th anniversary of Monza (in 2022)," Damiani added.

He was speaking after the signing of a series of documents regarding the management of the circuit by local authorities, circuit manager Sias, the Aci, and the Parco (park) di Monza.

Corriere dello Sport explained that the signings were "necessary to be able to then sign the new contract with Liberty Media".

Monza is the circuit with the longest Formula 1 history. Since the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950, the circuit has been on the calendar every season except for 1980, when the circuit was upgraded and the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix was driven on Imola.

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One F1 fan comment on “Monza 'very close' to signing 2020 F1 contract

  1. Everett Thye Old

    Getting sick and tired of these "maybe" F1 dates. If the powers that be can't secure what the drivers and people want to see, then their future is in doubt — at least as owners of this sport!
    Even in the days of Bernie we had a secure calendar year after year. It was only the money, un fortunately, that created the "if" distraction and uncertainty. Maybe it is already time for another change so that the people who attend these events and support them with their hard-earned $$$ can see where the money goes and that means to their country's GP~! (Ours included)


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