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...