Monza’s Italian Grand Prix discussions continue as Imola drops legal action

by Vince Pettit

The future of the Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza looks brighter after the planned legal action by Imola against government backing was dropped.

Monza officials announced in September than a new three-year contract had been secured but admitted at the time the contract hadn’t been signed.

Imola officials were unhappy with the way things had been handled and that government backing to the Automobile club d’Italia to help fund the Grand Prix was not legitimate.

A court hearing due for October 26 was cancelled when the objection was withdrawn, clearing the way for Bernie Ecclestone and Monza officials to finalise the deal in the coming weeks.

“We are confident that matters will be concluded before the 2017 calendar is confirmed in early December.” A Monza source told Autosport.

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