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Alfa Romeo marks 100 years of Monza Formula 1 title win

Words: Nathan Chadwick | Photography: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first F1 championship win at Monza race track, with its first Tribe Day, an international event that brought fans of the marque from across the world to the place where Alfa won its first Formula 1 championship in 1950.

The event, timed to coincide with the Italian Grand Prix, began with tours around the Alfa Romeo Museum at its former factory site in Arese, to the north of Milan. Test drives, parades and track fun followed on the famous Balocco Proving Ground.

There followed two parades – the first saw 112 historic Alfas and 100 Giulia GTAs head around the famous Monza track on Saturday, September 10, 100 years and seven days since Alfa clinched the championship. On Sunday morning, the cars made their way through Milan, along the Arco della Pace, the square of Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Della Scala, Via Montenapoleone, Piazza Cavour, Piazza della Repubblica and the Central Station. There was also a chance to visit the site of the former Portello plant, Alfa Romeo’s first production site and today a flagship store.

The parade then made it to the Monza track for another parade, along with a chance to see the F1 team in action.