Tuesday , 18 June 2024
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Pre-Race Statistics of the 2014 Italian GP

The quickest track on the calendar is here, the Italian GP at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

By Will Pittenger

The Italian GP has been held (including this weekend) an incredible 65 times, a race every year since F1 began in 1950. All but one of those Italian GPs has been held at Monza, 1980 being the only year not at Monza, where it was at Imola instead. The track has so much history behind it, the most used track in F1 history, and has been won by 35 different drivers, more than any other track in F1.

Monza is the fifth longest track on the 2014 calendar at 5.793km long, the 53 lap race will lead to a total race distance of 307.029km. 23 of the 63 races (36.51%) have been won from pole position and 34 (53.97%) from the front row of the grid. Unsurprisingly Ferrari have the most wins at Monza with 18 and Michael Schumacher has the most of any driver with five.

The (racing) lap record at Monza stands at 1:21.046, set by Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari in 2004 with an incredible average speed of 257kph or 160mph. Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso are the only two drivers on the grid that have won the Italian GP multiple times, Lewis Hamilton has won it once.

The Silly Stats

You would need 3,388 Fernando Alonsos lying down on the track to lap around it once.

If you ordered 685,909 12 inch mozzarella pizzas from an Italian takeaway they could cover the entire Monza track surface and feed the crowd at the same time.

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