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Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo di Monza

The Italian Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, is held at the legendary Autodromo di Monza one of only four circuits which continue to host the Formula One World Championship since it began in 1950.

Monza, Located within the grounds of a former royal park, on the outskirts of Milan, the circuit has adapted its layout many times since 1950 to keep abreast of the constantly evolving Formula One safety requirements. It has a reputation as one of the fastest circuits of the season and delivers a charged race weekend atmosphere, because of the high number of Italian racing fans especially Ferrari Fans who attend this epic event every year marking the end of the European part of the Formula One season.

With six rounds of this year’s Formula One championship remaining, a maximum of 150 driver points are still up for grabs under the new scoring system adopted this season, making the drivers’ world championship title still wide open. It is anyone guess who will end up claiming the title. Leading the closely fought title race McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber have opened a small gap to the other main contenders, Jenson Button (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) after all failed to score at the Belgian Grand Prix. The Constructors’ chase, is also very close with only a single point separating Red Bull Racing from McLaren 330 to 329 with Ferrari following in third place with 250 points as we come into the Italian Grand Prix.

Monza’s fast nature and legendary corners such as the Lesmos, Parabolica and Curva Grande continue to challenge the modern generation of Formula One cars and drivers. Being a low downforce circuit engine power also plays a crucial role and cars with the best engine performance and good mechanical grip tend to achieve the strongest results.

Located within the grounds of a former royal park, on the outskirts of Milan, Monza has adapted its layout many times since 1950 to keep pace with evolving Formula One safety requirements.

CIRCUIT DATA

Length of lap: 3.6 Miles (5.793km)
Lap record : 1:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari )
Number of Turns: 11 (7 RH, 4 LH)
Number of race laps: 53
Total race distance: 190.596 Miles (306.72km)
Pitlane speed limits: 60km/h during practice sessions; 100km/h during qualifying and race

Autodromo di Monza Circuit Layout

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