JANUARY 9, 2002
Paddock renovation work for Monza
But the Formula One organization has been insisting on further change and the Italians have finally accepted the need to change the area immediately beyond the pitlane. This currently features a rather shoddy selection of buildings and the traditional podium, which is in fact a gateway (with two art deco towers) that leads from the track to the original paddock area. This entire section and the area behind it is to be redeveloped with the shops and a restaurant being demolished to make way for a bigger paddock, a more effective podium, better administration buildings and more hospitality areas.
Traditionalists will argue that it is wrong to tear down the gateway/podium but in order to keep its grip on the Italian GP Monza has been forced to take that step.