Monza renames Parabolica in honour of Michele Alboreto

Monza circuit has renamed its famous Parabolica corner ‘Curva Alboreto’ in honour of the late Italian Grand Prix driver.

Michele Alboreto, a five-time winner in Formula 1 in the 1980s, twice with Tyrrell and three times with Ferrari, was tragically killed twenty years ago at the age of 44 while testing for the Audi sportscar team at the Lausitzring.

Monza’s Parabolica – the final long right-hand sweep that leads onto the main straight – is one of motorsport’s most famed corners and will be rechristened during a ceremony that is scheduled to be held on the Saturday of the Italian Grand Prix which will take place later this month.

The ceremony will be held in the presence of family members, including Alboreto’s wife, Nadia, ACI president Angelo Sticchi Damiani and F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali.

Alboreto scored his penultimate podium in Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 1988, when he finished second to Ferrari teammate Gerhard Berger.

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In 1985, the late Italian driver finished runner-up in the world championship behind McLaren’s Alain Prost.

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