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‘The tifosi are the best, they’re true aficionados’ – Why Jackie Stewart has such a special relationship with Monza

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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British former F1 driver Jackie Stewart greets fans during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at

They’re going to make a bit of a fuss of Sir Jackie Stewart at Monza this weekend, and rightly so. But that isn’t why, with one exception, he has always loved the place.

“At Monza the crowd is so fantastic. The crowd’s great in Brazil because of Emerson and so forth in the past, but in my opinion, the greatest aficionado spectators in the world of Formula 1 are definitely in Italy. They are more knowledgeable, they know the whole thing and I’ve always been super impressed by them when I go to Monza. They’ve got great memories.

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