President of the Automobile Club of Milan Geronimo La Russa is hopeful the Italian Grand Prix can avoid F1's ban on pre-race air displays in order to allow the Frecce Tricolori to perform.
F1 has put an end to pre-race airshows featuring military aircraft in a bid to avoid the potential for geopolitical statements or posturing.
This seemed to signal the end of aerobatic displays such as those performed by the Italian Frecce Tricolori, although hope was restored when the UK's equivalent, the Red Arrows, were given a reprieve for the British Grand Prix.
"I hope that the intention to eliminate the performance of the Frecce Tricolori at the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix will return and that, in the end, a shared solution will be found so as not to deprive the spectators of what is in effect a show within a show, as well as a strong appeal to national identity," La Russa told ANSA.
“It is normal that environmental sustainability is also one of the objectives, but I still believe that the Frecce Tricolori parade is a winning element and an added value appreciated by all.”
Displays featuring civilian aircraft, such as those seen in the Middle East where national airlines complete a flypast ahead of the national anthem, will be allowed to continue but only if sustainable fuels are used in order to abide by F1's commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030.