|Grand Prix Date:||11th September 2022 14:02|
|Circuit Name:||Autodromo Nazionale Monza|
|Number of Laps:||53|
|Lap Record:||1:21.046 Rubens Barrichello (2004)|
Constructed in just 110 days in 1922, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza was the world's third purpose-built race track, coming after Brooklands in the UK and Indianapolis in the US. Like those two tracks, the original circuit featured a daunting series of banked curves, as well as much of the 'outfield' section that's still in use today. Monza opened its doors on September 3 1922, just a week before it hosted that year's Italian Grand Prix. It was then part of the original Formula 1 calendar in 1950, and has held the Italian Grand Prix every year bar one since. Formula 1?s fastest ever lap was set at Monza - Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya's 260.6km/h effort during practice for the 2004 Grand Prix ? which should give you some idea of the nature of the track the locals call 'La Pista Magica'. Cars are on full throttle for 80% of the lap, and hit their Vmax on the circuit's 1.1km start/finish straight. From there, they roar off into the historic park section, where a series of big stops into tight chicanes give the brakes a good workout.