Interlagos, scene of this weekend’s race, was once one of F1’s ten longest circuits. Find out about all ten – including one which was even bigger than the Nurburgring Nordschleife
Sebastian Vettel has urged Formula One not to the Italian Grand Prix fall off the calendar for “money reasons”.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says the team is not involved in discussions over the future of the Italian Grand Prix.
Monza’s long, narrow run to a tight chicane has been the scene of several crashes since it was built in 2000.
Formula One drivers say Monza should keep its place on the calendar because it is a popular, historic and unique venue.
Read what F1 Fanatics who’ve been to Monza say about this must-see race.
Guest writer Jamey Price takes you on a photographer’s tour of Monza and shares some top tips.
The layout used today is very similar to that which Giuseppe Farina won the first world championship on 60 years ago. But even with three slow chicanes installed today’s cars will lap it at an average of 250kph (155mph) – 75kph quicker than they did in Farina’s time.
The revised Silverstone circuit revealed yesterday could take Monza’s place as the fastest track in Formula 1. Though F1 cars will hit higher top speeds at Monza, the projected average lap speed for F1 cars at the new Silverstone is 4kph faster than that achieved at Monza last year. Here’s why.
The Italian Grand Prix will remain at Monza at least until 2016, the BBC has reported. Last week Bernie Ecclestone claimed Rome would hold a Grand Prix in 2013. If it does, it would mean Italy having two rounds of the world championship for the first time since 2006. The Italian round is one of … Continue reading Monza keeps Italian Grand Prix until 2016
A one-stop strategy worked wonders for Rubens Barrichello in the Italian Grand Prix. That, and an excellent qualifying performance against his team mate. Meanwhile Romain Grosjean had an off-track adventure that seemed to go unnoticed by the TV cameras. This and more in the Italian Grand Prix analysis.
The rain stayed away and in the Italian Grand Prix we saw Monza in all its glory: soft September sunlight and twitchy race cars with tea-tray rear wings lapping at stunning speed on a circuit steeped in history. And best of all, the place was packed to capacity with some of the most passionate F1 … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix in pictures
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
Earlier this week the signs pointed to a dry weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. But now forecasts are starting to indicate a chance of wet weather this weekend. The Metrociel precipitation map shows rainfall arriving at the circuit on Saturday afternoon – potentially during qualifying – and remaining into Sunday. (See here … Continue reading Italian GP weather update: rain again?
The Monza circuit operators have installed new kerbs in four places on the track. Significantly, the kerbs feature high raised parts to discourage drivers from using anything more than the flattest part of the corners. Ferrari themselves have acknowledged their car is not so good over kerbs, which could lead to suspicion that the Italian … Continue reading Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies
The forecast is there should be no repeat of last year’s unusually wet weather at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Three days of hot, dry weather with temperatures reaching the 30s are expected. Only a few sites are predicting any chance of rain – AccuWeather gives a low chance of light rain … Continue reading Hot, dry weather expected for Monza
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.