His­tory works

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Monza has taken time to re­store the old banked track, which is an es­sen­tial part of its her­itage and the 2016 Ital­ian GP proved yet again why we need the his­toric tracks on the F1 cal­en­dar.

Scenes of packed grand­stands and gen­eral ad­mis­sion gave a shin­ing ex­am­ple of why ex­tend­ing the cir­cuit’s con­tract with F1 was the cor­rect and only de­ci­sion that could be made by the cur­rent ring­mas­ter.

It is an ex­cit­ing, fast track, but this year’s rac­ing was rel­a­tively dull with the usual Sil­ver Ar­rows dom­i­nance de­spite a spir­ited chal­lenge by the Fer­raris to please the loyal tifosi along with some in­ter­est­ing in­ter team bat­tles fur­ther down the field.

The dark rac­ing horse was Jen­son But­ton who an­nounced his sup­posed re­tire­ment from F1.

I re­call Nigel Mansell do­ing some­thing sim­i­lar af­ter the Bri­tish Grand Prix in 1990 only to see him snapped up quickly by Wil­liams and the rest is his­tory...

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