Well, dick, I won't let my wife see your comparison to Montreal!!! Plus, Formula1.com sells only higher priced seats so I will buy via the event site. This year (2011) will be my 40th Canadian GP so my wonderful spouse is indulging me with Monza as a token of her undying affection!
After reading my post again, I hope I didn't seem disappointed with Monza. It truly is an extraordinary place and has a history and a feel that Montreal can't come close to. What I meant is it is one major pain to get to in comparison to Montreal. As a veteran of Montreal you know how long a walk it is from the Metro to the Senna chicane or pit straight...well take that times two to get to your seat at Monza...and that is just the walk part. Also, instead of a five minute Metro ride, if you stay in Milan it is a 20 to 30 minute train ride, then a hot smelly cramped bus ride of probably another 20 minutes to the Park entrance and then the walk begins to your seat.
Probably the biggest difference is there is no festive atmosphere in Milan or any of the surrounding towns like there is in Montreal. Also, I shouldn't say the fans weren't as into it as Montreal....probably much more serious would be more like it. I'm so glad I went, but also very happy to have Montreal as my "home" Grand Prix...even though I live in Chicago.LOL
I forgot to add, that race day is much easier to get to the track....no bus needed, the train goes to Lesmo and the walk was shorter. Much better. Of course all of this means nothing if you aren't staying in Milan.
Edited by dick, 04 October 2010 - 23:58.