“Racing has always been a big part of my life. It’s my passion. All the work I put in is to become the best. I am a competitor and will not rest till I get what I am after.”
Monza is regarded by many as the embodiment of Formula One racing. No track gets a Formula One fan's pulse racing faster than Monza. It’s the quickest circuit on the calendar and also one of the most evocative: the old banking - last used in 1961 - is clearly visible, as are some of the old stands.
Not only is it a fantastic example of a track that combines speed with skill, it also has a heart and soul all of its own. It has seen some of the nest races of all time, but also some of the sport's worst accidents. The names of great drivers and the sounds of engines from years gone by linger in the grand old trees surrounding the track in the royal park.
As well as the city and the circuit, the charms of Lake Como are just a short drive to the north and the Mediterranean coast is only a couple of hours away.
Milan has every kind of bar, club and museum you could wish for. The Duomo is the world’s fourth- largest church, the Pinacoteca di Brera is the city’s leading art gallery and take a look at the San Siro
football stadium, home to both AC and Inter Milan. The way to start an evening out is with cocktails at the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of town before checking out the numerous nightspots.