Sebastian Vettel has urged F1's powers-that-be to secure Monza's future, saying losing the race would rip "our hearts out."
Vettel was greeted by wild cheers and applause by the Italian fans as he brougts his SF15-T home in second place on Sunday.
It was a very different reception to the boos he faced in years go by.
But as the situation stands, Sunday's runner-up result could be his only Italian GP podium as a Ferrari driver as Monza has yet to secure a new contract.
"It's the best second place I've ever had," Vettel said. "The emotions on the podium are incredible.
"If we take this away from the calendar for any shitty money reasons, I think you are basically ripping our hearts out.
"We are here, we are racing and this makes it so much more worthwhile.
"You stand on the grid, you look to the left, you look to the right, people are just happy to be part of it and it makes our day.
"It is as simple as that, it is incredible.
"Thank you for this emotion on behalf of the whole Ferrari team."