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Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit layout & records

Circuit Details Lap Record Pole Record
Location: Monza, Italy Lap Record: 1:21.091 min Pole Rec.: 1:20.089 min
Race: Italian Grand Prix Date: 11 September 2004 Date: 10 September 2004
Used Since: 1950 F1 Driver: Rubens Barrichello F1 Driver: Rubens Barrichello
Type: Closed Circuit F1 Car: Ferrari F2004 F1 Car: Ferrari F2004
Lap Dist.: 5.793 km Speed: 257.178 km/h Speed: 260.395 km/h

 

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit Layout
Monza Circuitcircuit-legend

Autodromo di Monza: three sections in detail

Main straight Monza circuit

Main straight Monza circuit

Pit straight
The pit straight is one of four bursts of full throttle on the circuit. With the highest top speeds of the season also requiring the longest gear ratios through necessity, the engine will run throughout the entire rev range during these stretches. The drops between the gears are forcibly relatively large, which means that the entire power curve is tested at Monza, and not just the top end as commonly believed. The main challenge is to have the engine touch the rev limiter late on the straight: hit the limiter too early and you are a sitting duck, passed easily by those close enough behind. Go too long and the result is the same, too slow at the end of the straight. They may look easy, but the straights really aren’t – any mistakes in gear ratio selection will become evident very quickly, and replicated during each period of wide open throttle.

Variante della Roggia
Although the straights of Monza justifiably hog the limelight, the chicanes also demand close attention. The first two require the drivers to brake from over 300 km/h to under 80 km/h, and then accelerate back up again to over 300 km/h. Drivers try to cut the chicanes to shorten the lap, but in doing so they also run over the kerbs. When they do so the car can take off, if only for a split second, unloading the drivetrain and sending the engine crashing into the rev limiter. Engineers will also play with the overrun settings to improve rear stability under braking which, combined with the lowest downforce settings of the year, is of paramount importance. In fact the chicanes and their kerbs, which take less than two seconds to negotiate, are usually the cause of the biggest overall lap time loss if the car is not set up correctly.

Schumacher at the parabolica

Schumacher at the parabolica

The Parabolica
The Parabolica (corner 11) is probably the trickiest corner on the circuit, a radial turn taken in fourth gear at close to 180km/h. The engine must provide a roughly constant level of torque throughout, similar in essence to the last corner at the Hungaroring but much faster. This is a relatively unusual set of circumstances for an F1 engine, with most corners simply being “point and squirt”, so engineers will ensure that the engine continues to produce the exact torque requested by the driver throughout corner exit. There cannot be any sudden changes in the power delivery, which can destabilise the car and incur a lap time loss. Equally the driver must be very precise with the throttle pedal, teasing it to the just right level to keep the car balanced throughout the corner.

Previous F1 GP Winners Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2014 2014 Italian F1 GP result 7 September 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Germany Nico Rosberg
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
2013 2013 Italian F1 GP result 8 September 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Australia Mark Webber
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
53
53
53
2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix result 9 September 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland Sauber
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix result 11 September 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2010 2010 Italian Grand Prix result 12 September 1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2009 2009 Italian Grand Prix result 13 September 1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom Brawn
United Kingdom Brawn
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2008 2008 Italian Grand Prix result 14 September 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Italy Toro Rosso
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
53
53
53
2007 2007 Italian Grand Prix result 9 September 1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2006 2006 Italian Grand Prix result 10 September 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
53
53
53
2005 2005 Italian Grand Prix result 4 September 1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
United Kingdom McLaren
France Renault
France Renault
53
53
53
2004 2004 Italian Grand Prix result 12 September 1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
53
53
53
2003 2003 Italian Grand Prix result 14 September 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2002 2002 Italian Grand Prix result 15 September 1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Jaguar
53
53
53
2001 2001 Italian Grand Prix result 16 September 1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
2000 2000 Italian Grand Prix result 10 September 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
1999 1999 Italian Grand Prix result 12 September 1 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher
3 Finland Mika Salo
Ireland Jordan
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
1998 1998 Italian Grand Prix result September 13 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Ireland Jordan
53
53
53
1997 1997 Italian Grand Prix result 7 September 1 United Kingdom David Coulthard
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
1996 1996 Italian Grand Prix result 8 September 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
1995 1995 Italian Grand Prix result 10 September 1 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland Sauber
53
53
53
1994 1994 Italian Grand Prix result 11 September 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 Austria Gerhard Berger
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
1993 1993 Italian Grand Prix result 12 September 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 France Jean Alesi
3 United States Michael Andretti
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
52
1992 1992 Italian Grand Prix result September 13 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 United Kingdom Martin Brundle
3 Germany Michael Schumacher
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
Italy Benetton
53
53
53
1991 1991 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
1990 1990 Italian Grand Prix result September 9 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 France Alain Prost
3 Austria Gerhard Berger
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
1989 1989 Italian Grand Prix result September 10 1 France Alain Prost
2 Austria Gerhard Berger
3 Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
1988 1988 Italian Grand Prix result September 11 1 Austria Gerhard Berger
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 United States Eddie Cheever
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Arrows
51
51
51
1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix result September 6 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Williams
50
50
50
1986 1986 Italian Grand Prix result September 7 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
3 Sweden Stefan Johansson
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
51
51
51
1985 1985 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 France Alain Prost
2 Brazil Nelson Piquet
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Lotus
51
51
51
1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix result September 9 1 Austria Niki Lauda
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
51
51
50
1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix result September 11 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 France René Arnoux
3 United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
52
52
52
1982 1982 Italian Grand Prix result September 12 1 France René Arnoux
2 France Patrick Tambay
3 United States Mario Andretti
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
52
52
52
1981 1981 Italian Grand Prix result September 13 1 France Alain Prost
2 Australia Alan Jones
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
France Renault
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
52
52
52
1979 1979 Italian Grand Prix result September 9 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
50
50
50
1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix result September 10 1 Austria Niki Lauda
2 United Kingdom John Watson
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
40
40
40
1977 1977 Italian Grand Prix result September 11 1 United States Mario Andretti
2 Austria Niki Lauda
3 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom Lotus
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Shadow
52
52
52
1976 1976 Italian Grand Prix result September 12 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
3 France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom March
Italy Ferrari
France Ligier
52
52
52
1975 1975 Italian Grand Prix result September 7 1 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 Austria Niki Lauda
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
52
52
52
1974 1974 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Tyrrell
52
52
52
1973 1973 Italian Grand Prix result September 9 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 United Kingdom Peter Revson
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
55
55
55
1972 1972 Italian Grand Prix result September 10 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
2 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Surtees
United Kingdom McLaren
55
55
55
1971 1971 Italian Grand Prix result September 5 1 United Kingdom Peter Gethin
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
3 France François Cevert
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom March
United Kingdom Tyrrell
55
55
55
1970 1970 Italian Grand Prix result September 6 1 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom March
France Matra
68
68
68
1969 1969 Italian Grand Prix result September 7 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 Austria Jochen Rindt
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
France Matra
United Kingdom Lotus
France Matra
68
68
68
1968 1968 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom McLaren
France Matra
Italy Ferrari
68
68
68
1967 1967 Italian Grand Prix result September 10 1 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 Australia Jack Brabham
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark
Japan Honda
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Lotus
68
68
68
1966 1966 Italian Grand Prix result September 4 1 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
2 United Kingdom Mike Parkes
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Brabham
68
68
68
1965 1965 Italian Grand Prix result September 12 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 United States Dan Gurney
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom Brabham
76
76
76
1964 1964 Italian Grand Prix result September 6 1 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
Italy Ferrari
78
78
77
1963 1963 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark
2 United States Richie Ginther
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
86
86
85
1962 1962 Italian Grand Prix result September 16 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill
2 United States Richie Ginther
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
86
86
86
1961 1961 Italian Grand Prix result September 10 1 United States Phil Hill
2 United States Dan Gurney
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Germany Porsche
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
43
43
43
1960 1960 Italian Grand Prix result September 4 1 United States Phil Hill
2 United States Richie Ginther
3 Belgium Willy Mairesse
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
50
50
49
1959 1959 Italian Grand Prix result September 13 1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 United States Phil Hill
3 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
72
72
72
1958 1958 Italian Grand Prix result September 7 1 United Kingdom Tony Brooks
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 United States Phil Hill
United Kingdom Vanwall
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
1957 1957 Italian Grand Prix result September 8 1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Germany Wolfgang von Trips
United Kingdom Vanwall
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
87
87
85
1956 1956 Italian Grand Prix result September 2 1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 United Kingdom Peter Collins
3 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Connaught
50
35
49
1955 1955 Italian Grand Prix result September 11 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 Italy Piero Taruffi
3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
50
50
50
1954 1954 Italian Grand Prix result September 5 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 Argentina José Froilán González
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
80
79
78
1953 1953 Italian Grand Prix result September 13 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 Italy Nino Farina
3 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
80
0
79
1952 1952 Italian Grand Prix result September 7 1 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina José Froilán González
3 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
80
80
80
1951 1951 Italian Grand Prix result September 16 1 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina José Froilán González
3 Italy Felice Bonetto
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
80
80
79
1950 1950 Italian Grand Prix result September 3 1 Italy Nino Farina
2 Italy Dorino Serafini
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli
Italy Alfa Romeo
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
80
80
80