Tag Archive: Gianni Alemanno

Jun 19

Rome never wanted to replace F1′s Monza – mayor

He added that Rome does not “steal things around Italy”.

Rome - Comune di RomaMonzaHistoric Monza is more important to formula one than Rome, the Italian capital’s mayor Gianni Alemanno has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Rome mayor calls off F1 race bid

Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno on Friday called off the Italian capital’s bid for a formula one race.

Rome - Comune di RomaThis week, the mayor said Rome was “taking a step back” with its plans for a street race in the EUR district, after Bernie Ecclestone said there was not room on the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Rome cools GP bid and eyes 2020 Olympics instead

Rome should now turn most of its focus towards bidding for the 2020 Olympics

Rome - Comune di RomaRome mayor Gianni Alemanno has announced the city is taking “a step back” with its plans for a formula one race on the streets of the EUR district. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Ecclestone wants Rome to alternate with Monza – promoter

“F1 chief executive’s letter was not a “rejection” for Rome.” – Alemanno

Rome - Comune di RomaMonzaThe promoter of a grand prix on the streets of Rome in 2013 has not given up on bringing F1 to the Italian capital. On Thursday, the event appeared to have heard its death knell when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone had written to Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

No grand prix for Rome, says Ecclestone

Rome will not host a grand prix, according to an Italian media report on Thursday.

Rome - Comune di RomaFlagworld - F1The La Repubblica newspaper said F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has written to the Italian capital’s mayor Gianni Alemanno explaining that one race per country is enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Rome mayor says Monza more important to F1

There is “room” in F1 for two Italian races

Rome - Comune di RomaFlagworld - F1Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno has pledged only conditional support to plans for a formula one street race in the Italian capital. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Ferrari opposed to grand prix in Rome – team

“A one race per nation limit” – Luca di Montezemolo

Rome - Comune di RomaFerrari has waded into the fierce debate in Italy about whether a Rome street race should co-exist with historic Monza on the formula one calendar of the near future. Previously, the famous Italian marque has been reluctant to comment on the controversy, with Monza and its supporters fiercely opposed to the capital’s serious plans for an event in the EUR district. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Monza worried Rome to take place on F1 calendar

Ecclestone said a deal with Rome would not necessarily be bad news for Monza.

MonzaRome - Comune di RomaOrganisers of the historic Italian grand prix are worried plans to take formula one to Rome will leave historic Monza without a race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Rome GP ‘letter of intent’ expires in 2010 – mayor

“I will soon meet with Ecclestone to confirm the letter of intent” – Alemanno.

Rome GP CircuitIt has emerged that Rome’s agreement about a city-based formula one race in 2012 or 2013 could lapse at the end of the year. It was reported last month that organisers of the proposed event to take place in the Italian capital’s EUR district had signed a five-year contract with Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

City of Rome will not pay for grand prix – promoter

Organisers of the Rome grand prix insist the city will not have to pay.

Formula one will not cost Rome anything, the promoter of a potential street race in the Italian capital has insisted. Rome’s inaugural race is slated to be held in 2012 or 2013, pending the agreement of the residents of the EUR district, mayor Gianni Alemanno said earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Rome inks five-year F1 race contract on Friday

“The Monza race will remain — it won’t be destroyed by Rome’s.”

A five-year contract for a formula one street race in the Italian capital was signed at Monza on Friday, Rome grand prix officials have announced. Ahead of Italy’s existing race near Milan, they said that Rome would also feature on the calendar in 2012 or 2013, after the agreement was signed by Bernie Ecclestone and organiser Maurizio Flammini on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Region urges Ferrari to oppose Rome GP

“Monza is part of the history of our region”

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso1Luca di Montezemolo has been challenged to pledge his support or otherwise to Italy’s historic grand prix venue Monza. The challenge was thrown out by Monica Rizzi, the regional sports councillor for Lombardy, the governing region of the famous Autodromo Nazionale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Rome to be second Italian race in 2012, 2013 – mayor

“There are no certainties, but our promise is very solid”

Rome is still on track to host a round of the world championship in 2012 or 2013, the Italian capital’s mayor revealed on Wednesday. A possible street race in the famous city has been on the cards for some time, but it had been thought that political obstacles had thwarted the plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Now Monza wants GP contract through 2021

Tuttosport said the new Monza contract was signed last week.

With a new contract through 2016 in the bag, Monza is now working on securing the future of the historic Italian grand prix for an additional five years, mayor Marco Mariani has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Ecclestone says Rome will not replace Monza

“Don’t worry: the grand prix of Italy is staying at Monza” -Enrico Gelpi

RomeBernie Ecclestone has given his personal assurance that Rome is not set to replace historic Monza on the formula one calendar. “Don’t worry: the grand prix of Italy is staying at Monza,” Enrico Gelpi, president of the Italian sanctioning body ACI, is quoted as saying by Il Messaggero. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Rome vows to find GP ‘agreement’ with Monza

“We will organise a grand prix in Rome, but we will make an agreement with Monza”

RomeRome mayor Gianni Alemanno has played down reports the Italian capital is set to take historic Monza’s place on the 2013 formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Rome GP deal ‘done and signed’ – organiser

Organiser Maruizio Flammini claims an agreement to host a grand prix in Rome has “been done and signed”.

RomeThe Italian capital has been contemplating a formula one round and in talks with Bernie Ecclestone throughout 2009, with a street layout in the EUR district touted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Rome still wants grand prix

Rome has not given up on trying to organise a grand prix in the city

RomeThe Italian capital’s hopes took a backwards step earlier this month when Bernie Ecclestone enthused about prospective new F1 venues in Korea, India and New York. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

No Rome GP without Ferrari – mayor

“I do not want to consider the idea of a grand prix of Rome without Ferrari” -Gianni Alemanno

Rome is pushing ahead with its plans to join the formula one calendar, but a huge spanner in the works is the sport’s current political spat. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Max Mosley to visit Rome – report

Ecclestone says Rome GP possible in 2013

Max Mosley will tour the EUR district of the city of Rome, amid rising speculation a street grand prix in the Italian capital is a real probability.

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