Inside abandoned and infamous F1 oval track not used for over 60 years after driver and 15 fans killed in horror crash

THE abandoned oval circuit at Monza has not been used since 1961 after a horror crash which killed a driver and 15 spectators. It was opened in 1922 for the Italian Grand Prix but it did not take long for tragedy to strike as driver Fritz Kuhn was killed during practice. Materassi died along with 22 spectators and the Italian GP was not held again until 1931. A change to the track was made in 1933 and further changes would follow after another shocking incident in 1961. Wolfgang von Trips and 15 spectators were killed following a crash in lap two of the Italian GP.

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