Sunday, 19 September 2010

Monza

I'm catching up on my photo backlog somewhat. First to hit the web are the most recent crop from last weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza. I was out there with Jelte for the annual boys' weekend and as well as the racing we managed to catch Lake Como for a little escape from the concrete and graffiti of northern Italy.

The F1 race was good but for action and sheer lunacy it was heavily outclassed by the GP2 races. The drivers are mostly 18 years olds and they really didnt hold back as they hammered into the second chicane (and one another) right in front of us. Having to shoot through a chain link fence didnt seem to spoil the shots to any great extent.


The Monza track is a great place to explore. One of the highlights for me was coming across a section of the old banked oval track curving away through the trees. Built in 1922 and last raced in 1969, it now crumbles quietly as the new track winds round it.



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