The feat accomplished by Marcell Jacobs, heir to Usain Bolt in the roll of honor of the 100 meters flat at the Olympics, has undoubtedly marked the history of Italian athletics. And so did the 4 × 100 relay, which burned the British by just a cent, with the quartet formed by Jacobs himself, from Filippo Tortu, Fausto Desalu and Lorenzo Patta. The names of the Italian sprinters have become familiar to Italians, thrilled by performances that will remain branded in sporting annals. In the past few hours, the four champions received an invitation from Stefano Domenicali, F1 president, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, ACI president, and John Elkann, Ferrari president, to be present at the Italian Grand Prix on 12 September, as revealed by the number one of Coni, Giovanni Malagò.
Especially happy Marcell Jacobs, a great fan of Formula 1: “I accepted with enthusiasm the invitation to the Monza Grand Prix, I absolutely could not say no. I’m a huge fan, I don’t miss a Grand Prix not even when I’m away for competitions. I am really happy for this opportunity. A dream, it’s incredible. Guide? No, I would like to ask, but I think it is so difficult to drive it“. The sprinter born in Texas and raised in Desenzano del Garda, in recent days has made no secret of his support for a Circus rider: “If I met him? This is a joke, right? I might pass out! Hamilton is my sporting idol“, He told The Gazzetta dello Sport.