Formula One's 'transfer' window set to close at Monza

Down the years, the Italian Grand Prix has been the scene of many major announcements - including Ayrton Senna's move from Lotus to McLaren as Alain Prost's partner, Nigel Mansell's angry confirmation that he was to leave Williams on learning that Prost was on his way and Michael Schumacher's infamous overnight switch from Jordan, after just one race, to join Benetton.

updated: August 31, 2013 09:52 IST
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London: Formula One's silly season has become more like European football's transfer window with every passing year.

Just as the top clubs and top players jostle work for the best deals for their futures, so do the top teams and drivers.

The only difference is that football has a deadline.

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