The Italian GP, back in 1950 Giuseppe Farina won the first ever World Drivers’ Championship here and is the only driver to win the title in his home country. Monza is the most used circuit in F1 history, it has been used every year since 1950 with the exception of 1980.The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is of course the quickest circuit in F1. The lap record was set in 2004 by Rubens Barrichello, a time of 1:21.046 and an average speed of 257kph or 160mph. That speed is a full 20kph faster than any other lap record on the calendar. Monza also has the least corners in 2013, the 5.793km circuit has just 8 in total. The race is 53 laps and 307.029km long.
22 of the 62 races at Monza have been won from pole position and another 11 from second on the grid. In total 35 drivers have won the Italian GP, and guess what? Ferrari and Michael Schumacher are the most successful team and driver here, Ferrari with 18 wins and Schumacher with 5.
Two weeks ago in Spa di Resta, Hulkenberg, Maldonado and Perez entered their 50th GP and none of them finished in the points. This week Hulkenberg should make his 50th race start. Red Bull could also win their 40th race or 50th pole position.
The Silly Stats
You would need 22,280 individual strands of spaghetti to lap once around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. To completely cover the track you would need 534,738,461 strands, which would weigh around 565,860kg, the same weight as over 800 F1 cars.
For some more stats on the Italian GP see my mini-stat page