Deal agreed to keep Italian GP at Monza | 2017 F1 season

The Italian Grand Prix will remain at Monza for the next three years following an agreement between the promoters and Bernie Ecclestone.

Monza held its first grand prix in 1922 and had been pay off the world championship since the inaugural season in 1950. It has hosted the Italian round every year with the exception of 1980, when the race went to Imola.

Monza?s current contract to hold the race expires after Sunday?s grand prix, and there had been fears the race would be moved to Imola or disappear from the calendar entirely.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel welcomed the news. ?It?s really good news that Monza will stay for another three years,? he said.

?We need this track in the calendar, it?s fantastic. Monza means history, tradition, racing.?

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