Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the president of the Automobile Club of Italy, and Ivan Capelli, president of the Automobile Club of Milan, may be positive about the Italian Grand Prix being held at Monza but it seems Formula 1 bosses aren’t so sure.
Following a meeting that yielded no contract, the story in the press is that Bernie Ecclestone has concerns over the financial backing and the reality of the group to go through with the proposed circuit upgrades to the stands etc. He also has concerns over the financial situation of SIAS who oversees the running of the circuit.
In essence, F1 is looking for circuit owners to have guarantees in place for improvements to the circuit over the next 10 years. This has also prompted some press reports to explain how Imola or Mugello might be and option should Monza fall through. I have not seen any comments from either circuit regarding their willingness to host the race but the press reports seem to suggest that’s a possibility.