MonzaDays 2020: at the pit stop school at the Alfa Romeo Museum
During the weekend of the Italian GP, the MonzaDays 2020 are staged at the Alfa Romeo Museum to celebrate the historic link between the brand and the circuit together with all the fans. For two days, Formula 1 will be the dominant theme, in an ideal link between past and present. It will be possible to watch live, on the maxi-screen in the Giulia room, the qualifications and the Italian GP, surrounded by cars that have made the history of motoring, but also by the C39 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN showcar that is competing in the 2020 championship. and the Giulia GTA.
On Saturday 5 September at 4 pm, immediately after qualifying, there will be a conference on the Backstage cycle, dedicated to an in-depth analysis of a page in Alfa Romeo history, that of the 4-cylinder turbo engine, an engine that has been tested for a long time and has never competed, thanks to also the end of the agreement with the Ligier team.
On Sunday 6 September it gets underway, and after the Italian GP there will be “Pit-stop, the challenge in the pits”, a conference in collaboration with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team that offers an unprecedented comparison between past and present. What’s behind a pit stop? How does a Formula 1 team move in that frenetic and fascinating fraction of time that can decide the fate of a race? And above all, how has this procedure changed from 1950 to today? The technicians of the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team will talk about today’s pit stop: Alessandro Agansati, System Engineer, present at the Museum, and Xevi Pujolar, Head of Track Engineering, connected from the Monza circuit. There will also be exclusive videos and the precious testimonies of Beat Zehnder, Sporting Director, and Camilo Zürcher, Car chief Giovinazzi.
From the 2020 season we will go back to 1950, when there were no compressed air guns to unscrew the wing nuts and the Alfa Romeo team was made up of only 3 people. Able, as the curator of the Alfa Romeo Museum Lorenzo Ardizio will tell, of making a pit stop in just 22 seconds.
Fans will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a tire change live, thanks to the Pit-stop Experience made available by Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN. By reservation, visitors will be able to participate in this exciting team game, timed, both on Saturday and Sunday. The availability of seats is subject to limitations dictated by current safety regulations.
Closing in a big way, Sunday at 7 pm, with the live broadcast from the Giulia room of the “Race Anatomy” Museum, the post-GP program of Sky Sport F1.
All weekend on the museum inside track will be available to the Motor Home Alfa Romeo, in front of which will slide Alfa Romeos from all eras and all models, in special parades scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday at 11 am
All activities – conferences, screenings, Pit-stop experiences, parades – are free and included in the entrance ticket to the Museum. Due to health limitations, the availability of places is limited and for this reason reservations are required by writing to email@example.com .
Also on Saturday and Sunday, from 10.00 to 18.00 it will also be possible to visit, upon reservation, the Collection area where hundreds of cars, engines, trophies and other materials not permanently exhibited in the Museum are kept. Info and reservations: Collezione@museoalfaromeo.com .
The Alfa Romeo Museum is equipped to welcome the public with a series of safety measures, focusing on the health of visitors and staff.
Alfa Romeo and Monza: a long history of success
Alfa Romeo wins with the Ascari GP Tipo P2 in 1924 and wins the First World Championship for Grand Prix cars here in 1925: Gastone Brilli Peri, still at the wheel of the GP Tipo P2, takes first place, closing two years of victories uninterrupted and giving Alfa a title that is also worth the laurel wreath around the brand. Also in the Monza racetrack there are races, victories and challenges: from the 1931 Italian GP in which Campari and Nuvolari lead the 8C 2300 to triumph (the car will be renamed “Monza”) to the companies of Nuvolari and Caracciola who dominated in 1932 both GPs disputed on the Brianza circuit at the wheel of the rookie GP Type B, which he would have won again the following year. After the war, the Alfettas dominated the first two championships of the newborn Formula 1 and the GP of Italy once again constitutes a fundamental and decisive stage: in 1950 Farina wins with the GP Tipo 158. In 1952 Alfa Romeo retires undefeated from F1 but it is the Sports and Touring cars that race and win. In Monza the Giulia TZ gets its first victory and here the 4 Hours are disputed, often the prerogative of the unbeatable GTA and the 1000 Km. The ride of the Type 33 towards the 1975 world title begins in Monza, the previous year, with a hat-trick of the 33 TT12s in front of the home crowd.