Marcus Simmons' Monza F3 diary

Marcus Simmons' Monza F3 diary

Marcus Simmons reflects on the second British F3 round of the year, from a treacherously wet Monza, and recalls the day Kimi Raikkonen tested a Carlin Dallara F3 car with a view to never racing it

Any racing fan with a heart can't fail to be moved when they drive down the tree-lined roads into the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza – especially as it's a relief to have navigated yourself through the tortuous, roadworks-infested, haphazardly-signposted streets of urban Lombardy.

As ever, the boys from the British Formula 3 International Series were gagging to be let loose in the royal park. "This place has something magical," mused Hannes van Asseldonk.

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