Whether at Imola, Mugello, Vallelunga or Monza, every season of historic races by Peter Auto includes an event in Italy, the cradle of the most beautiful and prestigious sports cars. This year is no exception to the tradition!
Built in 1922, the Autodromo di Monza has retained its original layout and its famous corners: the Curva Grande, the Lesmo double right-hander and, of course, the Parabolica. The three chicanes (Rettifilo, Roggia, Ascari) that have been installed over the years have not affected the ultra-rapid character of the Temple of Speed as proved in 2019 when a Group C Racing Nissan reached 306 km/h on the pits straight. Not bad for a so-called historic machine!
Monza is also the home of the tifosi, the unconditional supporters of the Scuderia Ferrari. These fans have all they need to go into raptures in the Monza Historic paddock in which “made in Maranello” prototypes and GTs can be seen including a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta (1959), a Ferrari 512 S (1970), and a Ferrari 333 SP (1994). And the other Italian makes are not to be outshone with the presence of several Alfa Romeos, Bizzarrinis, De Tomasos, Iso Rivoltas, Maseratis, Lancias, Osellas and so on.
And finally the proximity of Milan adds an additional touch of charm to this event giving it a touristic and cultural dimension that encourages competitors to bring along their families.