ITA Airways will be title sponsor of the Centenary of the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The meaning of this important partnership was illustrated this morning, at the ITA Airways lounge, Piazza di Spagna, at Terminal E of the Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, in a press conference attended by the President of ACI, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò and the Executive President of ITA Airways, Alfredo Altavilla.
The meeting with the media was preceded by the unveiling of the first ITA Airways aircraft with the logo for the 100th anniversary of Monza, an Airbus A330s with a new blue livery dedicated to Tazio Nuvolari, the “Flying Mantuan”, universally considered one of the most great drivers of all times.
Known throughout the world as “The Temple of Speed”, the Monza racetrack is the second oldest facility in the world still in operation – the only one where Formula 1 races are still held – and is considered the fastest track, as well as one of the most spectacular and challenging in the entire World Championship loop.
To celebrate this incredible century of great sport, three aircraft with the new blue livery of the ITA Airways fleet will wear the Autodrome Celebrations Logo: in addition to the Airbus A330 dedicated to Tazio Nuvolari, two other Airbus A319s bearing the name of Alberto Ascari , two-time Formula 1 World Champion (1952 and ’53, both in a Ferrari), Michele Alboreto (F1 vice-world champion in 1985, with a Ferrari).
The great news of ITA Airways will also be to dedicate the flagship of its fleet, the new Airbus A350s, blue livery to the legendary Enzo Ferrari – “the Drake” – legendary founder and of the homonymous team, the most titled in the history of Formula 1, with 31 world titles (16 Manufacturers, 15 Drivers).
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.
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