#F1 : Ecclestone Gives Monza The Green Light ?
Before you start to wonder why Bernie needed to give the green light to the Italian GP at Monza, when it was understood that it would be going ahead, let me give you a little background.
Back in May of this year, the Italian Finance Police was said to be investigating several people who happen to be running the operations side of the circuit. The alleged offences were tax related and “cooking the books” with false invoices.
The circuit itself is its own financial entity which essentially controls and manages the track and it’s events. It is understood that Monza’s controlling company is still owned by the Automobile Club Di Milano in a majority capacity estimated to be around the 70% mark. One of its memebers Enrico Ferrari is happens to be a member of the Formula One Commission.
Ecclestone has recently been vocal to calm concerns over the state of the race. It was reported by Italian media that Enrico Ferrari was suspended among others. There had also been reports that the condition of the tarmac were not conducive to racing and there were safety concerns. Since then however, Circuit operators from the Autodromo Nazionale Monza SIAS SpA have confirmed that any circuit surface will be corrected. Bernie himself told La Gazzetta dello Sport that there were not concerns or problems with the status of the Italian GP in Monza.
Author: Ernie Black