The engines warm up in Monza for the start of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, with guests and VIPs who are already taking their seats in the Paddocks. On the occasion of the centenary of the racetrack, the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Frecce Tricolori are expected. To sing the anthem of Italy, just before the start, Andrea Bocelli.
“I have always been a patriot, there will be no particular pressure to sing in front of the head of state”, comments the singer. The public has been entering the facility since this morning. The president of Aci, Sticchi Damiani, did the honors.
Many VIPs, such as Gordon Ramsay, the Ferragnez, Iva Zanicchi and Albano Carrisi, Fabio Rovazzi and Francesca Michelin, but also Federica Pellegrini with her husband Matteo Giunta, fresh from the wedding. And again Prince Albert of Monaco, actors Hugh Grant and Liam Cunningham, Milan footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former players Patrice Evra, Fabio Cannavaro and Ciro Ferrara.
“Here in Monza there are really a lot of people, it is the freedom we were looking for – comments the starred chef Davide Oldani, on the return to Monza of the general public -. I met Lewis Hamilton, I was struck by his desire to always be there. I confess which was an emotion “.