Sebastain Vettel to drive F1 Ferrari through Milan as part of festival

Sebastain Vettel to drive F1 Ferrari through Milan as part of festival
Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari will be driving around Milan's city centre this week. Photo: Vladimir Simicek/AFP.
The German four-time World Champion will drive his Ferrari through the heart of the city as part of the F1 Milan Festival.

The celebration of Formula 1 in Milan will take place from from Wednesday August 29th to Saturday September 1st and is scheduled to coincide with the weekend's Grand Prix in the northern Italian circuit of Monza. 

“The F1 Park will offer a live car run in an unprecedented city circuit, giving fans a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of seeing modern F1 cars up close on the streets of Milan,” reads a statement about the event in Milan released by Formula 1. 

The celebration of racing cars will take place in the Darsena area of Milan amidst the ancient yet recently-restored Navigli quarter.

The Navigli quarter takes its name from the two canals that run through it: the Naviglio Pavese and the Naviglio Grande, partly designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.

The F1 Live racing, in which visitors will be able to see the Formula 1 drivers and their cars racing through the heart of Italy's fashion and business capital Milan, will take place on Wednesday August 29th starting at 4.25pm in the Piazza XXIV Maggio (details here).

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and other drivers will race their cars around the city centre's streets for the first time.

Classic racing cars will also be on parade on Wednesday afternoon. From Thursday August 30th to Saturday September 1st events are scheduled from 6pm to 11pm. 

Besides exhibition racing by some of the sport's leading drivers, the F1 event in Milan  – the city home to motor racing brands such as Alfa Romeo and Pirelli – will feature “events, music and iconic installations.” The F1 House, a hub on the chosen grounds, will also host “DJs and personalities from the world of sport, music and entertainment,” every evening.

The event is open to the public and free entry, according to a press release by Formula 1. Milan is the fourth city to welcome the racing car festival after London, Shanghai and Marseille. 

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