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The F1 Italian Grand Prix - Monza

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.

The Monza Formula 1 GP will be held from September 1 to 3, 2023. A week earlier, Formula 1 teams were guests at the Zandvoort Grand Prix. After the Monza race, it's on to the Singapore GP.

The Italian Grand Prix and its history

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.

Italian Grand Prix: The track of the Autodromo Nationale 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.

Best performances at the Monza Grand Prix

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.

Winner of the F1 Italian Grand Prix

2022Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing
2021Daniel RicciardoMcLaren Mercedes
2020Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda
2019Charles LeclercFerrari
2018Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2016Nico RosbergMercedes
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull Renault
2012Lewis HamiltonMcLaren Mercedes
2011Sebastian VettelRed Bull Renault
2010Fernando AlonsoFerrari
2009Rubens BarrichelloBrawn Mercedes
2008Sebastian VettelToro Rosso Ferrari
2007Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Mercedes
2006Michael SchumacherFerrari
2005Juan Pablo MontoyaMcLaren Mercedes
2004Rubens BarrichelloFerrari
2003Michael SchumacherFerrari
2002Rubens BarrichelloFerrari
2001Juan Pablo MontoyaWilliams BMW
2000Michael SchumacherFerrari
1999Heinz-Harald FrentzenJordan Mugen
1998Michael SchumacherFerrari
1997David CoulthardMcLaren Mercedes
1996Michael SchumacherFerrari
1995Johnny HerbertBenetton Renault
1994Damon HillWilliams Renault
1993Damon HillWilliams Renault
1992Ayrton SennaMcLaren Honda
1991Nigel MansellWilliams Renault
1990Ayrton SennaMcLaren Honda
1989Alain ProstMcLaren Honda
1988Gerhard BergerFerrari
1987Nelson PiquetWilliams Honda
1986Nelson PiquetWilliams Honda
1985Alain ProstMcLaren Porsche
1984Niki LaudaMcLaren Porsche
1983Nelson PiquetBrabham BMW
1982René ArnouxRenault Renault
1981Alain ProstRenault Renault
1979Jody ScheckterFerrari
1978Niki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo
1977Mario AndrettiLotus Ford
1976Ronnie PetersonMarch Ford
1975Clay RegazzoniFerrari
1974Ronnie PetersonLotus Ford
1973Ronnie PetersonLotus Ford
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotus Ford
1971Peter GethinB.R.M. B.R.M.
1970Clay RegazzoniFerrari
1969Jackie StewartMatra Ford
1968Denis HulmeMcLaren Ford
1967John SurteesHonda Honda
1966Ludovico ScarfiottiFerrari
1965Jackie StewartB.R.M. B.R.M.
1964John SurteesFerrari
1963Jim ClarkLotus Climax
1962Graham HillB.R.M. B.R.M.
1961Phil HillFerrari
1960Phil HillFerrari
1959Stirling MossCooper Climax
1958Tony BrooksVanwall Vanwall
1957Stirling MossVanwall Vanwall
1956Stirling MossMaserati Maserati
1955Juan Manuel FangioMercedes Mercedes
1954Juan Manuel FangioMercedes Mercedes
1953Juan Manuel FangioMaserati Maserati
1952Alberto AscariFerrari Ferrari
1951Alberto AscariFerrari Ferrari
1950Giuseppe FarinaAlfa Romeo Alfa Romeo

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