Formula one drivers and team personnel attended a party last weekend to mark the end of an era.

Formula one drivers and team personnel attended a party last weekend to mark the end of an era.

Monza was the scene of the last ever formula BMW race; a junior series that helped many current F1 drivers to reach the very pinnacle of motor sport.

Accepting BMW motor sport director Mario Theissen's invitation to the party at the Italian venue were former formula BMW drivers Sebastian Vettel, Timo Glock, Sebastien Buemi, Nico Hulkenberg, Bruno Senna and Christian Klien.

"It's a pity it's going," said Hulkenberg. "It was the perfect step from karting."

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F1 drivers mark end of formula BMW series