Preview – Italian Grand Prix

Features

Round thirteen takes Formula One to the iconic circuit at Monza for the final stop of the European season. Built in 1922 the circuit is the third oldest purpose built circuit and has held the race except one since the formation of the world championship. There has been many different layouts including a banked oval used until 1969.

The modern circuit retains the high speed despite modifications in the wake of the Imola in 1994 meaning chicanes were introduced. This years race will be the last on this version of the circuit with a new chicane being build and part of the old circuit being rebuilt. The high speed nature requires good grip and fast straight line speed which means a Mercedes drivers are the favourites to win.

Facts and figures

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Race FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2016
Venue Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Circuit Length 5.793km (3.600 mi)
Laps 53
Race Distance 306.720km (190.596 mi)
Lap Record 01:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)
Most wins drivers Michael Schumacher (5)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (19)

Event timetable

  Local BST
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30 09:00-10:30
P2 14:00-15:30 13:00-14:30
Saturday
P3 11:00-12:00 10:00-11:00
Qualifying  14:00-15:00 13:00-14:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 13:00-15:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton took victory but questions were asked about his tyre pressures in his Mercedes. Which meant dispite leading he needed to push to cover himself in case of a penalty. It was a race of concern for team-mate Nico Rosberg which eventally lead to a engine failure and his retirement. Both Lotus’s of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado took each other out on the opening lap.

Full Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:24.670 01:24.279 01:24.544 01:24.251 01:23.383 01:23.397 01:18:00.688 01:26.672
DIFF -00.995 -00.416 +00.224 -00.148 -00.504 -00.442 -33.336 +1.113
2014 01:25.565 01:24.453 01:24.360 01:24.319 01:23.977 01:23.755 01:18:33.352 01:25.565

Tyres                                                                                                                        

Driver Super soft Soft Medium
HAMILTON 7 5 1
ROSBERG 7 4 2
VETTEL 7 5 1
RAIKKONEN 7 4 2
BOTTAS 7 5 1
MASSA 7 4 2
RICCARDO 6 5 2
VERSTAPPEN 6 5 2
MAGNUSSEN 7 5 1
PLAMER 7 4 2
HULKENBERG 8 2 3
PEREZ 7 3 3
KYVAT 7 4 2
SAINZ 7 4 2
BUTTON 7 4 2
ALONSO 7 4 2
ERICSSON 6 5 2
NASR 6 5 2
WEHRLIN 7 4 2
OCON 7 4 2
GROSJEAN 9 3 1
GUTIERREZ 9 2 2
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