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Epic weekend looms at Monza

Saturday 11 September 2021, 9:26AM
By Mark Baker
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After an eight week break from racing, Kiwi Marcus Armstrong returns to the FIA Formula 2 championship this weekend at Monza.

Just two hours’ drive from the Ferrari factory at Maranello, this is arguably Armstrong’s home event.

“This is an epic race weekend. Ferrari fans are everywhere, there’s a sea of red in the stands on race day.”

The 5.7 km circuit is fast and open, making tyre management more critical than ever and creating a challenging environment for overtaking. Armstrong says Monza is a ‘very interesting’ track.

“Monza is very fast. If there was an Indy of Europe, this would be it!”

This weekend there are two spring races over 21 laps and a distance of 121.6 km along with a feature race over 30 laps and a distance of 173.79 km.

Marcus Armstrong first raced at Monza in 2017 on his way to winning the Italian F4 Championship. The Kiwi has been a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy for four years and is contesting his second season of Formula 2.

 

2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Round 5 | 11-12 September 2021 | Monza, Italy

All times are New Zealand Standard Time (NZST)

Spark Sport’s coverage of the racing is live and on demand:

Sprint Race 1 – Saturday 6:45pm

Sprint Race 2 – Sunday 12:40am

Feature Race – Sunday 8:20pm

 

A little light relief at stuff.co.nz:
www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/126330587/kiwi-formula-two-driver-marcus-armstrong-selects-his-alltime-favourite-ferraris