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Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit layout & records

Circuit DetailsLap RecordPole Record
Location:Monza, ItalyLap Record:1:21.091 minPole Rec.:1:20.089 min
Race:Italian Grand PrixDate:11 September 2004Date:10 September 2004
Used Since:1950F1 Driver:Rubens BarrichelloF1 Driver:Rubens Barrichello
Type:Closed CircuitF1 Car:Ferrari F2004F1 Car:Ferrari F2004
Lap Dist.:5.793 kmSpeed:257.178 km/hSpeed: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

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20152015 Italian F1 GP result6 September1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
20142014 Italian F1 GP result7 September1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Germany Nico Rosberg
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
20132013 Italian F1 GP result8 September1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Australia Mark Webber
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
53
53
53
20122012 Italian Grand Prix result9 September1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland Sauber
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20112011 Italian Grand Prix result11 September1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20102010 Italian Grand Prix result12 September1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20092009 Italian Grand Prix result13 September1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom Brawn
United Kingdom Brawn
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20082008 Italian Grand Prix result14 September1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Italy Toro Rosso
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
53
53
53
20072007 Italian Grand Prix result9 September1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20062006 Italian Grand Prix result10 September1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
53
53
53
20052005 Italian Grand Prix result4 September1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
United Kingdom McLaren
France Renault
France Renault
53
53
53
20042004 Italian Grand Prix result12 September1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
53
53
53
20032003 Italian Grand Prix result14 September1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
20022002 Italian Grand Prix result15 September1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Jaguar
53
53
53
20012001 Italian Grand Prix result16 September1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
20002000 Italian Grand Prix result10 September1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
19991999 Italian Grand Prix result12 September1 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher
3 Finland Mika Salo
Ireland Jordan
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
19981998 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 131 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Ireland Jordan
53
53
53
19971997 Italian Grand Prix result7 September1 United Kingdom David Coulthard
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
19961996 Italian Grand Prix result8 September1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
19951995 Italian Grand Prix result10 September1 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland Sauber
53
53
53
19941994 Italian Grand Prix result11 September1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 Austria Gerhard Berger
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
19931993 Italian Grand Prix result12 September1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
2 France Jean Alesi
3 United States Michael Andretti
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
52
19921992 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 131 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 United Kingdom Martin Brundle
3 Germany Michael Schumacher
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
Italy Benetton
53
53
53
19911991 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
19901990 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 91 Brazil Ayrton Senna
2 France Alain Prost
3 Austria Gerhard Berger
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
19891989 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 101 France Alain Prost
2 Austria Gerhard Berger
3 Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
53
53
53
19881988 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 111 Austria Gerhard Berger
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 United States Eddie Cheever
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Arrows
51
51
51
19871987 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 61 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna
3 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Williams
50
50
50
19861986 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 71 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
3 Sweden Stefan Johansson
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
51
51
51
19851985 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 France Alain Prost
2 Brazil Nelson Piquet
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Lotus
51
51
51
19841984 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 91 Austria Niki Lauda
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
51
51
50
19831983 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 111 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 France René Arnoux
3 United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
52
52
52
19821982 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 121 France René Arnoux
2 France Patrick Tambay
3 United States Mario Andretti
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
52
52
52
19811981 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 131 France Alain Prost
2 Australia Alan Jones
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
France Renault
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
52
52
52
19791979 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 91 South Africa Jody Scheckter
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
50
50
50
19781978 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 101 Austria Niki Lauda
2 United Kingdom John Watson
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
40
40
40
19771977 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 111 United States Mario Andretti
2 Austria Niki Lauda
3 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom Lotus
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Shadow
52
52
52
19761976 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 121 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
3 France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom March
Italy Ferrari
France Ligier
52
52
52
19751975 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 71 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 Austria Niki Lauda
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
52
52
52
19741974 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Tyrrell
52
52
52
19731973 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 91 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
3 United Kingdom Peter Revson
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
55
55
55
19721972 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 101 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
19711971 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 51 United Kingdom Peter Gethin
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
3 France François Cevert
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom March
United Kingdom Tyrrell
55
55
55
19701970 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 61 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom March
France Matra
68
68
68
19691969 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 71 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 Austria Jochen Rindt
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
France Matra
United Kingdom Lotus
France Matra
68
68
68
19681968 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom McLaren
France Matra
Italy Ferrari
68
68
68
19671967 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 101 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 Australia Jack Brabham
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark
Japan Honda
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Lotus
68
68
68
19661966 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 41 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
2 United Kingdom Mike Parkes
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Brabham
68
68
68
19651965 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 121 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
19641964 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 61 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
Italy Ferrari
78
78
77
19631963 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 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
19621962 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 161 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
19611961 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 101 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
19601960 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 41 United States Phil Hill
2 United States Richie Ginther
3 Belgium Willy Mairesse
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
50
50
49
19591959 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 131 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
19581958 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 71 United Kingdom Tony Brooks
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 United States Phil Hill
United Kingdom Vanwall
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
19571957 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 81 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Germany Wolfgang von Trips
United Kingdom Vanwall
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
87
87
85
19561956 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 21 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Connaught
50
15
49
19551955 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 111 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 Italy Piero Taruffi
3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
50
50
50
19541954 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 51 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 Argentina José Froilán González
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
80
79
78
19531953 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 131 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 Italy Nino Farina
3 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
80
0
79
19521952 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 71 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina José Froilán González
3 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
80
80
80
19511951 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 161 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina José Froilán González
3 Italy Felice Bonetto
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
80
80
79
19501950 Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 31 Italy Nino Farina
2 Italy Alberto Ascari
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli
Italy Alfa Romeo
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
80
80
80