The F1 Grand Prix of Monza (Italian Grand Prix) is held at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a race track located in Monza, a city near Milan, Italy. The track is known for its high average speed and long straights. It is one of the oldest permanent race tracks in the world.
For more than seven decades, the Italian Grand Prix has been held at the Autodromo Nationale Monza racetrack. Since 1950, the Formula 1 race has been held at this circuit. Only in 1980 was there an exception, when the race was held at the Autodromo Dino e Enzo Ferrari.
In 2022, the Monza circuit celebrated its 100th anniversary. The first racing event on this circuit took place on September 3, 1922, marking the exciting opening of the circuit.
The Monza track layout is legendary and represents the ultimate in high speed on the Formula One calendar. Monza is therefore also called the high-speed temple . The circuit offers a series of fast straights, challenging corners and demanding combinations of turns. However, over the years, various changes have been made to the track to improve safety. These adjustments were in response to the tragic accidents and driver losses that the extremely fast course had claimed in the past. Both extensive modification work and new engine regulations have helped reduce speeds and raise safety standards at the Autodromo Nationale di Monza.
The circuit has a total length of 5.793 kilometers and consists of a combination of high-speed straights and technically demanding corners. The layout is characterized by its fast passages that allow drivers to reach high speeds. There will be 53 laps, for a total of 306.720 kilometers.
The start-finish straight is one of the longest on the Formula One calendar and stretches for about 1.1 kilometers. It offers drivers the opportunity to reach top speeds as they head for the first corner.
The Parabolica is one of the most famous corners on the circuit and is located at the end of the start-finish straight. It is a fast, long right turn that requires precise driving to make the most of the speed and find the best line for the following section of the track.
The Ascari variant is a technically demanding section of the track and consists of two successive fast left-right combinations.
The Roggia chicane is a combination named after the Roggia, a nearby river. It consists of a fast left-right sequence and requires precise braking and turn-in to find the ideal line for the exit.
Due to the long straights and limited number of slow corners, Formula One cars often reach their top speeds here and achieve impressive average speeds during the race.
The fastest lap ever set in a Formula One race at Monza came from Lewis Hamilton. He set that best time during the 2020 Italian Grand Prix with a lap time of 1:18.887 minutes.
The record for the highest average speed in a Formula One race at Monza was set in 2004. Juan Pablo Montoya reached an average speed of 263.587 km/h.
The record for most pole positions at the Monza Grand Prix (Italian Grand Prix) is five, shared by Ayrton Senna, Juan Pablo Montoya and Lewis Hamilton.
Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most wins at the Monza Grand Prix. He won a total of five times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006) and shares that record with Lewis Hamilton.
|2022||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing|
|2021||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren Mercedes|
|2020||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri Honda|
|2013||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Renault|
|2012||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren Mercedes|
|2011||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Renault|
|2009||Rubens Barrichello||Brawn Mercedes|
|2008||Sebastian Vettel||Toro Rosso Ferrari|
|2007||Fernando Alonso||McLaren Mercedes|
|2005||Juan Pablo Montoya||McLaren Mercedes|
|2001||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams BMW|
|1999||Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Jordan Mugen|
|1997||David Coulthard||McLaren Mercedes|
|1995||Johnny Herbert||Benetton Renault|
|1994||Damon Hill||Williams Renault|
|1993||Damon Hill||Williams Renault|
|1992||Ayrton Senna||McLaren Honda|
|1991||Nigel Mansell||Williams Renault|
|1990||Ayrton Senna||McLaren Honda|
|1989||Alain Prost||McLaren Honda|
|1987||Nelson Piquet||Williams Honda|
|1986||Nelson Piquet||Williams Honda|
|1985||Alain Prost||McLaren Porsche|
|1984||Niki Lauda||McLaren Porsche|
|1983||Nelson Piquet||Brabham BMW|
|1982||René Arnoux||Renault Renault|
|1981||Alain Prost||Renault Renault|
|1978||Niki Lauda||Brabham Alfa Romeo|
|1977||Mario Andretti||Lotus Ford|
|1976||Ronnie Peterson||March Ford|
|1974||Ronnie Peterson||Lotus Ford|
|1973||Ronnie Peterson||Lotus Ford|
|1972||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus Ford|
|1971||Peter Gethin||B.R.M. B.R.M.|
|1969||Jackie Stewart||Matra Ford|
|1968||Denis Hulme||McLaren Ford|
|1967||John Surtees||Honda Honda|
|1965||Jackie Stewart||B.R.M. B.R.M.|
|1963||Jim Clark||Lotus Climax|
|1962||Graham Hill||B.R.M. B.R.M.|
|1959||Stirling Moss||Cooper Climax|
|1958||Tony Brooks||Vanwall Vanwall|
|1957||Stirling Moss||Vanwall Vanwall|
|1956||Stirling Moss||Maserati Maserati|
|1955||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes Mercedes|
|1954||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes Mercedes|
|1953||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati Maserati|
|1952||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari Ferrari|
|1951||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari Ferrari|
|1950||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo|
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