The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest and most popular events in the Formula One calendar. The Italian GP takes place at the Monza Circuit, which is one of the most iconic courses in motorsports.
This event is one of only two (British) that has run as an event in the F1 season every season since the championship was introduced in 1950. As such, winning Monza is one of the most prestigious achievements.
- Course: Monza Circuit
- Location: Monza, Italy
- Course Length: 3.600 miles (5.793 kilometers)
- Distance: 53 laps, 190.596 miles (306.720 kilometers)
The Monza circuit or the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is the oldest purpose-built motor racing in Europe. As of 2022, the current course has 11 turns. Rubens Barrichello set the race lap record at 1:21:046 in 2004.
Nicknamed “The Temple of Speed”, the Monza is famous for being a fast circuit. The high-speed oval track is one of its main features and even with the safety improvements, racing at the Monza is thrilling albeit more dangerous than more modern courses.
Top 5 Results:
- Charles LeClerc – Ferrari
- Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
- George Russell – Mercedes
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull
Current F1 Standings- 2022 Season
History of Italian Grand Prix
As the fifth-oldest Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Italian GP has been helped since 1921. The first race took place in Montichiari and was won by Jules Goux of Ballot. Since then, this Grand Prix has taken place in Monza except for a few seasons. Ferrari, the local constructor, has dominated here and holds 20 wins as of 2022.
Monza, despite being heralded as one of the best tracks, has not been without its dark history. Several drivers were hurt or killed through the years, most notoriously during the “Black Day of Monza” in 1933. Since then, Monza has had to redevelop to make the conditions safer for the drivers.