Cheapest car hire for Monza F1 Grand Prix weekend
The venue for the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix is the Monza race circuit, also known as Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italian. The Monza track is located only about 13 miles north of Milan city centre and has a spectator capacity just short of 114,000.
The 3.6 miles Monza circuit has some of the longest main straights and fastest corners of the Formula 1 season and is therefore also one of the fastest tracks. Rubens Barrichello’s 2004 lap record from the high powered V10 days still stands. It was not uncommon for those F1 cars to reach 230 mph+ on the Monza circuit. However, after the introduction of the smaller 2.4 litre V8 engines used in the 2012 season, speeds rarely exceed 200 mph on the Monza race track.
For Monza F1 car hire, the closest airport to the track is Milan Linate Airport, which also offers a very wide variety of hire cars from different car rental companies such as: Europcar, Hertz, Auto Europa, AVIS Italy, Budget, Thrifty ,Sixt, AutoNoleggio, Locauto Rent, Maggiore National, and Targa Rent.
Fly cheap to Monza from the UK and find cheap Formula 1 car hire
easyJet flies directly from London Gatwick to Milan Linate and from Edinburgh, London Luton, Gatwick to Milan Malpanza where we’ve seen return flights to Monza from less than £75.
Also Ryanair is flying to airports close to Monza F1. Milan Bergamo Airport also known as Aeroporto Orio al Serio is conveniently located 29 miles north east of Monza next to the E64 Motorway, which means avoiding driving your hire car in and around Milan city centre and directions are extremely easy. Direct Flights from the UK to Bergamo are available from airports Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow, East Midlands, Bristol, Birmingham and Stansted with Ryanair. We have seen returns from Leeds Bradford Airport to Monza F1 for less than £40 if ordered well in advance.
Ryanair also offer departures from London Stansted to Parma which is 90 miles from the Monza F1 circuit. Ryanair’s car hire partner is Hertz who offers low rates in conjunction with Ryanair flights. However, it is important to stress that in most cases where Ryanair/Hertz daily rates are very low, the car hire insurance excess will typically be extremely high.
On 4th September 2012 when searching for online car hire through Ryanair, cheapest car hire for Monza Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend was €50.92. On find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk Cartrawler found the similar car hire on the same location for €43.68.
Here is a list of other airports in driving distance of Monza, to where it is possible to fly direct from the UK:
- Turin Airport 147 km (92 miles)
- Parma Airport 145 km (90 miles)
- Brescia Airport 112 km (70 miles)
- Lugano Airport (Switzerland) 75 km (47 miles)
- Milan Malpensa Airport 62 km (39 miles)
- Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport 47 km (29 miles)
- Milan Linate Airport 32 km (20 miles)