Conway heads to Monza
Conway heads to Monza

Mike Conway travels to Italy for round three of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship as the revered Autodromo Nazionale Monza makes its first appearance on the WEC calendar.

From the opening two rounds of the championship, Mike and the #7 TOYOTA Gazoo Racing squad have claimed a second and third place finish at the wheel of the GR010 HYBRID and currently occupy second place in the championship as a result.

Bidding for his first victory of the season, Mike will race at the Monza circuit for the first time since his GP2 campaign in 2008 but more recently drove the GR010 HYBRID’s predecessor, the TS050 HYBRID at the series prologue in 2017.

The 5.793km track is one of the oldest in existence – just the third purpose-built race circuit in the world following its construction in 1922. Stooped in history, the track is also one of the fastest in the world with a series of high-speed straights and corners guiding drivers through the picturesque Parco di Monza. The 6 Hours of Monza will mark the first time WEC has raced in Italy in almost 30 years.

Weather conditions are expected to be warm and sunny with temperatures set to reach 31ºC by race day on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Mike said: “I am happy to be going back to Monza,”

“We were there a few years ago for the Prologue test and I really enjoyed driving the TS050 HYBRID on a high-speed track like that. I’m sure it will be the same with the GR010 HYBRID.

“It will be a challenge for us because it’s our first time there with the Hypercar and we need to get the set-up right, particularly under braking and over the kerbs. Hopefully we can achieve that and come out on top.”