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Italian Grand Prix

Everything you need to know about the Italian Grand Prix

Round 15  - Septmeber 1st -  3rd


Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, is a motor racing circuit located near the city of Monza, north of Milan, Italy. It is one of the oldest and most iconic race tracks in the world, with a history dating back to 1922.

The circuit is known for its high-speed layout, long straights, and challenging corners, making it a favorite among drivers and fans alike. The current layout is 5.793 km (3.600 mi) long and features 11 turns, including the famous Parabolica and Lesmo corners.

Monza is home to the Italian Grand Prix, which has been held at the circuit almost every year since the inaugural race in 1950, making it one of the longest-running races on the Formula One calendar. It is also known for its passionate fans, who flock to the circuit in large numbers to cheer on their favorite teams and drivers, especially Ferrari.

In addition to Formula One, Monza also hosts other major motor racing events such as the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Blancpain GT Series, and the Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix. It is considered one of the fastest and most challenging circuits in the world, and is widely regarded as a true test of skill and bravery for drivers.

The Autodromo Nationale Monza was built in 1922, in just 110 days, with the first official Grand Prix taking place in 1950. Nino Farina took victory at the inaugural race of the circuit, with that being one his last win of the 1950 season.

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Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Turns: 11
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 5.793 km (3.599 mi)
Total Race Distance: 306.72 km (190.58 mi)
Number of Laps: 53
Lap Record: 11:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello, 2004)

What happened at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen stormed to a record breaking 10th consecutive race win at the Italian Grand Prix but it was not as straight forward as it seemed. The Red Bull driver had a tough time getting passed Sainz in his Ferrari after starting on pole in front of the Tifosi at Monza but as Sainz's tyres started to wear heavily it was over and Verstappen took the lead down into the chicane of turns 4 and 5.

Sergio Perez came home in second place after a race long battle with both Ferrari cars and finallly got the positive result he needed to pick his confidence up again. Carlos Sainz completed the podium after a very defensive race against both Red Bull's and his teammate Leclerc. Sainz and Leclerc were given the green light to fight by Ferrari but it nearly ended in tears as the two headed into the first corner on the final lap and both locked up pushing it to the very limit of what they can get away with.

Mercedes maximised their weekend finishing in 5th and 6th but both drivers were handed penalties. Hamilton was handed a five second penalty for causing a collision with Piastri. Meanwhile Russell was also handed a five second penalty for overtaking Ocon off track and not giving the position back.

Alex Albon finished in 7th for Williams after a great weekend for team however it is expected they will struggle in the coming rounds due to the lack of downforce the team has on the car,

Will Verstappen and Red Bull's winning streak come to an end? The Singapore Grand Prix is next and is a very unpredictable race with a change in track layout.

Last 5 Winners

2022: Max Verstappens, Red Bull
2021: Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
2020: Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
2019: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2018: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes


Friday September 1st:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00

Saturday September 2nd:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00

Sunday September 3rd:
Race Start: 14:00

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