Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has urged Formula 1 to give the Italian Grand Prix a new deal to stay on the calendar, after he finished second in the race on Sunday.
Monza's position in the sport remains uncertain due to financial reasons and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was present at the race, alongside Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Having provisionally finished second on his first home outing for Ferrari, Vettel said that the reaction of the fans beneath the podium demonstrates why the race is vital for the sport.
"Look at this, this says it all," Vettel said. "This is the best second place I have ever had, the emotions I have.
"If we take this away from the calendar for any s***** money reason you are basically ripping our hearts out.
"You stand on the grid and people left and right are happy to be part of it. It makes our day. Thank you for this emotion."