PREVIEW – Monza the tifosi’s hunting ground

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Round thirteen of the season takes us to the historic circuit of Monza near Milan in northern Italy. The circuit is made up of high speed straights and corners where cars can reach up to 200mph. the circuit dates back to the 1920’s and originally featured banking which was last used in F1 in 1961.

There are no awards for guessing who the crowd want to win the prancing horse of Ferrari but it will be a fight between them and Mercedes. However, Ferrari are expected to have a major upgrade for their home race.

 

Facts and figures

Race Gran Premio d’Italia 2015
Venue Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Circuit Length 5.793km (3.600 mi)
Laps 53
Race Distance 306.720km (190.596 mi)
Lap Record 1:19.525 ( Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams, 2004)
Most wins drivers Michael Schumacher (5)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (19)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST GMT
Friday
P1 1000-1130 0900-1030 0800-0930
P2 1400-1530 1300-1430 1200-1330
Saturday
P3 1100-1200 1000-1100 0900-1000
Qualifying  1400-1500 1300-1400 1200-1300
Sunday
Race 1400-1600 1300-1500 1200-1400

 

2014 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
01:26.187 01:26.225 01:25.519 01:25.363 01:24.190 01:25.109 01:19:10.236 01:28.004

 

Classics

2008 – Sebastian Vettel takes his first race win in very wet conditions for Toro Rosso

1990 – Derek Warwick walks away after a massive crash on the opening lap.

1967 – John Surtees wins the closest finish in a Grand Prix beating Jack Brabham.

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