The stories of Monza and Formula 1 are inseparable, two examples of motor sport par excellence that come together once a year, cross each other's paths and bring to life pages of history rich in fascination. In this book, enthusiasts will find accounts, but above all the pictures covering the most significant moments in a long journey that began way back in 1949 to reach the present day, with the exploits of the stars of the wheel and the best single seaters ever. To cover once again this exciting partnership is to immerse oneself in drivers, technicians, cars and the spectators - those of Monza are unique and incomparable - triumphs and tragedies. Hundreds of mostly previously unpublished pictures in colour and black and white comprise the structure of this volume, which just has to be in the libraries of all Formula 1 enthusiasts.
Born in Monza, for over 40 years Enrico Mapelli has followed the vicissitudes of the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, firstly as an enthusiast and then as a journalist. He contributes to a number of local periodicals and has published books. For Giorgio Nada Editore he has written I dati della Formula Uno and Ferrari's World Champions. The cars that beat the world, as well as having contributed to many other works published by the company. He has been the speaker at the Autodromo for many events, especially historic car races including the InterEuropa Cup Formula 1 GP.