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Italian GP

Monza

06/09

Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza

The Monza circuit has been pretty much a permanent fixture on the Formula 1 calendar, absenting itself just once in 1980 when the Italian GP was run at Imola. The Italian track, currently 5.793 kilometres in length, was the first permanent circuit to be built in continental Europe and remains one of the quickest, even if over the course of several years, three chicanes have been put in to slow the pace: the first is called the Ascari, as this was the spot where the two times Italian world champion lost his life. In the Nineties, there were further modifications to the second Lesmo corner. However, to this day, it is Formula 1’s superfast venue, a one of a kind which usually hosts the shortest race of the season, with averages speeds normally above 230 km/h. Scuderia Ferrari has triumphed here at home 18 times, the first occasion dating back to 1951 with Alberto Ascari and the last occurred in 2010 courtesy of Fernando Alonso.

The first chicane and the brakes
Monza is very complicated when it comes to the brakes, that are subjected to very heavy use. That’s especially true at the first chicane where cars decelerate from 300 km/h to under a hundred. It is one of the best places to try and overtake.

Lesmo 2
It’s vital to make a good exit to this turn, so as to be quick through Serraglio, one of the DRS activation zones, before getting the best run at the Ascari chicane.

Autodromo di Monza Historic Standings from 1950
Race wins
Pole Positions
Fastest Laps
Podiums

The Track

Turns

Max speed

DRS

Sectors

Circuit length
5.793 m
Lap record
1:21.046
R.Barrichello 2004
1951 Ascari 375 F1
1952 Ascari 500 F2
1960 Hill 256 F1
1961 Hill 156 F1
1964 Surtees 158 F1
1966 Scarfiotti 312 F1-66
1970 Regazzoni 312 B
1975 Regazzoni 312 T
1979 Scheckter 312 T4
1988 Berger F1-87/88
1996 Schumacher F310
1998 Schumacher F300
2000 Schumacher F1-2000
2002 Barrichello F2002
2003 Schumacher F2003-GA
2004 Barrichello F2004
2006 Schumacher 248 F1
2010 Alonso F10
1952 Ascari 500 F2
1953 Ascari 500 F2
1956 Fangio D50
1960 Hill 256 F1
1961 Von Trips 156 F1
1963 Surtees 156 F1-63
1964 Surtees 158 F1
1966 Parkes 312 F1-66
1970 Ickx 312 B
1972 Ickx 312 B
1974 Lauda 312 B3-74
1975 Lauda 312 T
1982 Andretti 126 C2
1994 Alesi 412 T1
1998 Schumacher F300
2000 Schumacher F1-2000
2003 Schumacher F2003-GA
2004 Barrichello F2004
2010 Alonso F10
1952 Ascari 500 F2
1954 Gonzales 553 F1
1958 Hill 246 F1
1959 Hill 256 F1
1960 Hill 256 F1
1961 Baghetti 156 F1
1964 Surtees 158 F1
1966 Scarfiotti 312 F1-66
1970 Regazzoni 312 B
1972 Ickx 312 B
1975 Regazzoni 312 T
1988 Alboreto F1-87/88
1995 Berger 412 T2
1996 Schumacher F310
2002 Barrichello F2002
2003 Schumacher F2003-GA
2004 Barrichello F2004
2008 Raikkonen F2008
2010 Alonso F10