Everything you need to know about the most exciting motor race in Italy
The F1 Italian Grand Prix takes place annually at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in the city of Monza, just north of Milan. The race consists of 53 laps of 5.8km and has happened every year since the first event was held on 3rd September 1922 (with the exception of 1980). Italians have nicknamed the race 'La Pista Magica', or the magic track, as the high velocity competition keeps the fans on the edge of their seats for the duration of the race. The track is a test of speed, skill and endurance in one of Italy’s most famous annual motorsports.
Passionate F1 crowds have been appearing in their masses since the 70s, when the rising speeds of racers became a cause for concern. Since then, chicanes have been built into the track to control speeds. Even so, the race has always been considered one of the most high-octane across the globe.
This year’s Monza takes place from 2nd-4th September over the weekend on the outskirts of Milan pitting the world’s best drivers against each other with the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as favourites to come out on top.
The Italian Gran Prix has proved to be one of the most historic events in Formula 1. Make sure you don’t miss out on the action over the weekend!