Monza Mayor Threatens "Disgraced" Rome

The possibility of Rome hosting the Italian Grand Prix in 2011 has led to several attacks from Monza's mayor Marco Mariani to the governors of the Italian capital. Currently, the Grand Prix is held on the historical circuit of Monza, but should Rome receive the license to organize F1 races, it would most likely be moved there.

When hearing the news, Mariani blasted the Italian politicians for trying to rob Monza of the historical F1 race. He launched a shocking attack at the very capital of Italy, while backed by several other Parliament members.

“It's about time I'll join Al Qaeda and take down their Altare Della Patria (a monument in Rome celebrating the first king of the unified Italy, Vittorio Emanuele). Rome has been harming people ever since antiquity. They better leave us alone and keep their hands off the F1 race. May the Colosseum fall down their heads,” said Mariani, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Paolo Grimoldi, Italian politician and secretary of the Northern League (Italian party representing the interests of country's northern region) also advised Rome to keep their mind off such a project, while also accusing the Italian capital of trying to rob the North of an historic asset.

“I find it very obvious that, as long as the Northern League and Umberto Bossi (party's federal secretary) are part of the Italian Parliament, nobody is going to rob Monza of anything, especially of the Italian Grand Prix. Rome, who has lost a lot of its dignity lately, should give up the thought that they have the right to rob the North. The Grand Prix is not to be touched,” said Grimoldi, according to the aforementioned source.

The Rome governor, as well as Superbike promoter Maurizio Flammini – the very man who launched the idea of a street race in Rome – are yet to give an official reply to the Monza officials.
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