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Italian Grand Prix 2017 - Stats & Facts

Written by  Sep 01, 2017

The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the Formula One calendar. It was also one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then.

The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix, and the only other inaugural F1 races that are still on the calendar are the Monaco Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix.

Every Formula One Italian Grand Prix since 1950 has been held at Monza except in 1980, when it was held at Imola.

Italian Prix, Round 13 of the 2017 Formula 1 season

Circuit Name: Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Race Laps: 53

Circuit Length: 5.793 km (3.600 mi)

Race Length: 306.720 km (190.596 mi)

Number of corners: 11 (7 Right, 4 Left)

DRS Zone: Two Zones (zone 1 Between turn 7 and 8, Zone 2 Start/Finish Line Between Turn 11 and 1)

Circuit Direction: Clockwise

Pole Position 2016: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes 1:21.135

Race lap record: 1:21.046 (BAR, 2004)

Absolute lap record: 1:19.525 (MOY, 1st Quali, 2004)

DRS zones: T7-8, T11-1

Number of corners: 11 (4 Left, 7 Right)

Distance from pole to T1 Apex: 638.1 m

Pole position side: Left

Pit Lane Length under Speed Limit Control: 418.8 m

Drive-through time at 80 km/h: 18.85 s

Lap time at full throttle: 70%

Lap distance at full throttle: 79%

Gear changes per lap: 36

Braking events (>2G): 6

Heavy braking events (<0.4s @ >4G): 3

Fuel consumption: Low

Maximum lateral G-force: 3.1G (T7)

Maximum speed: 355 km/h

Track evolution (P1 – Qualifying): Low

Key overtaking opportunities: T1, T3

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

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Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Italian Grand Prix, where his Mercedes team-mate was forced to settle for second place.

Hamilton made a horror start at Monza and allowed Rosberg to take a lead he rarely looked like losing, leaving the Brit to take second on the podium, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel placed.

Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen took fourth, while Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas placed fifth and sixth respectively.

Pirelli used compounds

Tyres that must be available (one of them to be used) at some point in the race:

One set of P Zero White Medium

One set of P Zero Yellow soft

Tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:                     

One set of P Zero Red Super-Soft

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Teams/Drivers compounds choice

Driver

Medium

Soft

Super-Soft

Lewis Hamilton

1

3

9

Valtteri Bottas

1

3

9

Daniel Ricciardo

1

2

10

Max Verstappen

1

2

10

Sebastian Vettel

1

2

10

Kimi Raikkonen

1

2

10

Sergio Perez

1

3

9

Esteban Ocon

1

2

10

Lance Stroll

1

2

10

Felipe Massa

1

2

10

Stoffel Vandoorne

1

2

10

Fernando Alonso

1

2

10

Daniil Kvyat

1

2

10

Carlos Sainz

1

2

10

Romain Grosjean

1

3

9

Kevin Magnussen

1

3

9

Nico Hulkenberg

1

2

10

Jolyon Palmer

1

2

10

Marcus Ericsson

1

2

10

Pascal Wehrlein

1

2

10

 

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

  • Monza is characterised by long straights: in theory, this could mean a lower gap time gain compared to other tracks, due to the extra drag of this year’s high-downforce cars.
  • Monza is about longitudinal forces, acceleration and braking, rather than lateral.
  • There are also some big kerbs that test the tyre’s structure with heavy impacts.
  • While there’s unlikely to be an increase in top speed in Curva Grande, entry speeds for Parabolica and Lesmo will be up to 30kph faster.
  • Teams generally run very low downforce to maximise top speeds. This can make acceleration and braking tricky.
  • A one-stop strategy won last year but two and three stop strategies were also seen.
  • It’s a circuit that rewards power, so the focus will be primarily on engine performance.

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“With the new generation of 2017 cars, we may see lower or similar top speeds to last year, but with more energy going through the tyres because of the extra downforce under the new regulations. This combination of speed and downforce defines the amount of work that the tyres have to do. The tyre choice has also been influenced by the risk of blistering at Monza, as there are plenty of braking areas in a straight line. This means that the cambered shoulder area of the tyre can easily overheat and so cause more blistering compared to other circuits. In the past Monza has given us many different types of weather, but following a very hot summer, it’s reasonable to expect more high temperatures over the weekend. How this influences tyre behaviour is likely to be a focus of free practice as the teams examine different potential strategies”.

Italian Grand Prix Winners 1950 – 2016

Year

Driver

Constructor

Location

2016

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

 

2015

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Monza Road Circuit

2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

2013

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

2012

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2011

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

2010

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

2009

Rubens Barrichello

Brawn-Mercedes

2008

Sebastian Vettel

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

2007

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Mercedes

2006

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2005

Juan Pablo Montoya

McLaren-Mercedes

2004

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari

2003

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2002

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari

2001

Juan Pablo Montoya

Williams-BMW

2000

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1999

Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Jordan-Mugen-Honda

1998

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1997

David Coulthard

McLaren-Mercedes

1996

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1995

Johnny Herbert

Benetton-Renault

1994

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1993

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1992

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1991

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Renault

1990

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1989

Alain Prost

McLaren-Honda

1988

Gerhard Berger

Ferrari

1987

Nelson Piquet

Williams-Honda

1986

Nelson Piquet

Williams-Honda

1985

Alain Prost

McLaren-TAG

1984

Niki Lauda

McLaren-TAG

1983

Nelson Piquet

Brabham-BMW

1982

René Arnoux

Renault

1981

Alain Prost

Renault

1980

Nelson Piquet

Brabham-Ford

Imola

1979

Jody Scheckter

Ferrari

Monza Road Circuit

1978

Niki Lauda

Brabham-Alfa Romeo

1977

Mario Andretti

Lotus-Ford

1976

Ronnie Peterson

March-Ford

1975

Clay Regazzoni

Ferrari

1974

Ronnie Peterson

Lotus-Ford

1973

Ronnie Peterson

Lotus-Ford

1972

Emerson Fittipaldi

Lotus-Ford

1971

Peter Gethin

BRM

1970

Clay Regazzoni

Ferrari

1969

Jackie Stewart

Matra-Ford

1968

Denny Hulme

McLaren-Ford

1967

John Surtees

Honda

1966

Ludovico Scarfiotti

Ferrari

1965

Jackie Stewar

BRM

1964

John Surtees

Ferrari

1963

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax

1962

Graham Hill

BRM

1961

Phil Hill

Ferrari

Monza Full Circuit

1960

Phil Hill

Ferrari

1959

Stirling Moss

Cooper-Climax

Monza Road Circuit

1958

Tony Brooks

Vanwall

1957

Stirling Moss

Vanwall

1956

Stirling Moss

Maserati

Monza Full Circuit

1955

Juan Manuel Fangio

Mercedes

1954

Juan Manuel Fangio

Mercedes

Monza Road Circuit

1953

Juan Manuel Fangio

Maserati

1952

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari

1951

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari

1950

Giuseppe Farina

Alfa Romeo

 

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Multiple Winners (Drivers)

# of wins

Driver

Years

6

Michael Schumacher

1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002

5

Ayrton Senna

1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

4

Jim Clark

1962, 1963, 1964, 1965

Kimi Raikkonen

2004, 2005, 2007, 2009

3

Juan Manuel Fangio

1950, 1954, 1955

Damon Hill

1993, 1994, 1998

2

Alberto Ascari

1952, 1953

Emerson Fittipaldi

1972, 1974

Niki Lauda

1975, 1976

Alain Prost

1983, 1987

Sebastian Vettel

2011, 2013

Lewis Hamilton

2010, 2015

 

Multiple Winners (Constructors)

# of wins

Constructor

Years won

18

Ferrari

1951, 1952, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1979, 1988,1996,

1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010

10

McLaren

1968, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2012

 

Williams

1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2001

5

Mercedes

1954, 1955, 2014, 2015, 2016

Lotus

1963, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977

3

BRM

1962, 1965, 1971

Brabham

1978, 1980, 1983

2

Maserati

1953, 1956

Vanwall

1957, 1958

Renault

1981, 1982

Red Bull

2011, 2013

 

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Numbers and Facts

Most wins (driver) 5, Michael Schumacher 1996 – 98 – 2000 – 03 – 06

Most wins (constructor) 18, Ferrari 1951 – 52 – 60 – 61 – 64 – 66 – 70 – 75 – 79 – 88 – 96 – 98 – 00 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 06 – 10

Wins from pole position 22, Most recent 2015 (Lewis Hamilton)

Lowest grid for past winner 11, Peter Gethin in 1971

Most recent 1-2 finish 2016, Mercedes (Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton)

Most emphatic win (here) 1960 2m 27.6s Phil Hill-Richie Ginther (combined road and banked circuit used)

Closest winning margin 1971, 0.01s Peter Gethin-Ronnie Peterson

Rain-affected races 4, 1956 – 76 – 81 – 2008

Safety Car-affected races 4, 2000 – 07 – 08 – 11

Fastest race 2003, 1hr 14m 19.838 s (the shortened 1978 race was held in less time 1hr 07m 04.54s)

Slowest race (here) 1950 2hr 51m 17.4s

Most pole positions (driver) 5, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton

Most pole positions (constructor) 18, Ferrari (most recent 2010)

2016 Race Classification

Pos.

Driver

Constructor

Time/Retired

Grid

1

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

1:17:28.089

2

2

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+15.07

1

3

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

+20.99

3

4

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

+27.561

4

5

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+45.295

6

6

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

+51.015

5

7

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+54.236

7

8

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

+1:04.954

8

9

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

+1.05.617

11

10

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

+1:18.656

9

11

 Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

+1 Lap

17

12

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

14

13

Esteban Gutierrez

Haas-Ferrari

+1 Lap

10

14

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

12

15

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1 Lap

15

16

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

+1 Lap

19

17

Kevin Magnussen

Renault

+1 Lap

21

18

Esteban Ocon

MRT-Mercedes

+2 Laps

22

Ret

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Battery

16

Ret

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT-Mercedes

Oil leak

13

Ret

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

Collision damage

20

Ret

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

Collision damage

18

 

 

Did you know?

DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel has still not won back-to-back Grand Prix since he won the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. That race ended a 9-race run of victories that started in Belgium,

(BEL, ITA, SIN, KOR, JAP, IND, ABU, USA, BRA)

Vettel needs to lead ‘only’ 59 more race laps to equal Ayrton Senna’s career total of 2,987. The all-time most F1 race laps led is 5,111 by Michael Schumacher

Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only drivers to have finished in the points in all races so far this season

Hamilton is just 1 pole position from beating Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 F1 GP pole positions. Since he has been at Mercedes he has taken pole 42 times already, nearly 50% of all races he’s started for the team (42/ 87 = 48.3%).

All of Hamilton’s 5 wins this season have come from a pole position start

Hamilton has won (58) 29.0% of all GP he’s started (200) and is in the top 10 drivers races to win ratio of all-time. Here’s how he compares:- 1. Fangio 47.0%, 2. Ascari 40.6%, 3. Clark 34.7%, 4. M. Schumacher 29.7%, 5. Hamilton 29.0%, 6. Ja. Stewart 27.2%, 7. Prost 25.6%, 8. A. Senna 25.5%, 9. Vettel 24.2% (46/190) 10. Moss 24.2%

Valtteri Bottas was 28 on Monday 28th August

Kimi Raikkonen’s next win if ever it comes will be the 21st of his F1 career and will also be the most by a Finnish driver in F1. Currently he shares the record of 20 wins

by a Finn with Mika Hakkinen. Another career stat he shares is 37 F1 front row appearances with Fernando Alonso

Raikkonen’s next front row will be the 39th of his F1 career and will equal Mika Hakkinen’s record for the most front row grid positions by a Finnish driver in F1

The Spanish Grand Prix marked the first anniversary of Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix win. He has until the Singapore Grand Prix in September to win a second while still a teenager. (20th birthday on September  0th 2017). He is of course, so far the only teenager in F1 history to win a F1 World Championship Grand Prix and could still become the only teenager to take pole position too for a F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Max and Ricardo Rodriguez who started the 1961 Italian Grand Prix from P2 in his Ferrari when aged 19 years and 208 days are the only teenage drivers to date to have started a Grand Prix from the front row (Max the youngest, at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix where he started P2 he was aged18 years and 333 days

Sergio Perez needs just 1 more podium to become the Mexican driver with the most F1 podiums (currently = with Pedro Rodriguez on 7)

Carlos Sainz will be 23 on Friday 1st September, Free Practice day

Marcus Ericsson will be 27 on Saturday 2nd September, Qualifying day

CONSTRUCTORS

Mercedes in Italy will be aiming to lockout the front row for the 50th time. The all-time record is 62 and is jointly held by McLaren and Williams. The lock-out if achieved would also mark the 150th and 151st F1 front row appearances by a driver racing for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes as a constructor has set 1 more race fastest lap in F1 World Championship GP (53) than Red Bull (52)

Ferrari has still not scored consecutive pole positions since Fernando Alonso took pole for the Scuderia at the 2012 British and German Grand Prix and has still not scored a consecutive front row lock-out since Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa lock-out the front row for the 2006 US and French Grand Prix

Ferrari last season was the only team to score championship points at all 21 events

Red Bull has achieved a podium result for at least one of their drivers in 107 different F1 Grand Prix

The current Williams team traces its origins back to 1977. The team began by running a March for Belgian Patrick Neve who sadly died earlier is year and later in 1978, became a constructor running a single FW06 car for Alan Jones. In 1979 the team expanded to 2 cars with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones. Regazzoni won Williams’s first Grand Prix, at Silversone in 1979 while Jones claimed Williams’s first driver’s and first constructor’s titles in 1980. Frank Williams had made his first forays into F1 in 1969, running a Brabham for Piers Courage. Campaigns with De Tomaso, private March’s, with his own cars and Heskeths latterly in conjunction with Canadian-Austrian entrepreneur Walter Wolf followed but it wasn’t until Williams teamed up with Head in 1977 and started all over again that Williams’s F1 fortunes really took off

McLaren has not led a F1 race lap since Jenson Button led lap 14 of the Hungarian GP in 2014. The team has started 60 GP since

ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have both won the Italian Grand Prix 3 times. Only Michael Schumacher (5) and Nelson Piquet (4) have won more

Pole for Lewis Hamilton would be his 6th at Monza and set a new all-time record for the event. Currently he shares the all-time Italian Grand Prix pole position record of 5 poles with Juan-Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna

A front row grid for Lewis Hamilton would be his 8th in the event and would establish a new al-time record. Hamilton currently shares the record of 7 front row grid starts here with Juan-Manuel Fangio

A front row for Ferrari would be their 50th (and 51st if they qualify 1-2) for the Italian Grand Prix. Their current total of 49 front rows is already an all-time record and is 25 more than the next-best, McLaren (24)

Mercedes is aiming for a 4th Italian Grand Prix win in a row on Sunday. No constructor/ chassis manufacturer yet in the whole history of the event, including pre-war races has won more than 3 in-a-row (Lotus 1972, 1973 and 1974, Ferrari 2002, 2003 and 2004 and Mercedes 2014, 2015 and 2016)

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Driver’s Championship standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

220

2

Lewis Hamilton

213

3

Valtteri Bottas

179

4

Daniel Ricciardo

132

5

Kimi Raikkonen

128

6

Max Verstappen

67

7

Sergio Perez

56

8

Esteban Ocon

47

9

Carlos Sainz

36

10

Nico Hulkenberg

34

11

Felipe Massa

27

13

Romain Grosjean

24

12

Lance Stroll

18

14

Kevin Magnussen

11

15

Fernando Alonso

10

16

Pascal Wehrlein

5

17

Daniil Kvyat

4

18

Stoffel Vandoorne

1

19

Jolyon Palmer

0

20

Marcus Ericsson

0

21

Antonio Giovinazzi

0

 

Constructor’s Championship standing

Pos

Team

Points

1

Mercedes

392

2

Ferrari

348

3

Red Bull Racing-Tag Heuer

199

4

Force India-Mercedes

103

5

Williams-Mercedes

45

6

Toro Rosso-Renault

40

7

Haas-Ferrari

35

8

Renault

34

9

Mclaren-Honda

11

10

Sauber-Ferrari

5

 

Driver’s penalty points:

Driver

Penalty points

Daniil Kvyat

10

Sebastian Vettel

7

Kevin Magnussen

7

Sergio Perez

6

Carlos Sainz

5

Jolyon Palmer

5

Stoffel Vandoorne

5

Felipe Massa

5

Nico Hulkenberg

4

Esteban Ocon

4

Romain Grosjean

3

Max Verstappen

3

Kimi Raikkonen

3

Pascal Wehrlein

2

Jenson Button

2

 

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