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Vital Statistics - the Italian Grand Prix

03 Sep 2014

Did you know that Fernando Alonso has taken six podiums - but just two wins - from 12 starts at Monza? Or that Sebastian Vettel could move ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio - and level with Nelson Piquet - in Italian victories should he triumph this weekend?

Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014, we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia...

Circuit: Autodromo di Monza

Circuit length: 5.793 km

Number of corners: 11 (7 right, 4 left)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 53

Race distance: 306.720 km

2014 tyre compounds: Medium, hard

Circuit lap record: 1m 21.046s - Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004

First world championship Grand Prix in Italy: 1950, Monza (won by Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo)

Number of races: 64 (63 - Monza; 1 - Imola)

Number of races at Monza with at least one safety-car appearance: Five of the last 14

Longest race: 1950 (2h 51m 17.4s)

Shortest race: 1978 (1h 07m 4.54s)

Last year's pole position: 1m 23.755s, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull

Last year's podium: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull)

Most appearances (current field): 14 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Kimi Raikkonen; 10 - Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton; 6 - Adrian Sutil

Most Italian Grand Prix wins (driver): 5 - Michael Schumacher; 4 - Nelson Piquet; 3 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Ronnie Peterson, Alain Prost, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Alberto Ascari, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Jackie Stewart, Clay Regazzoni, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso; 1 - Nico Farina, Tony Brooks, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Denny Hulme, Peter Gethin, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Jody Scheckter, Rene Arnoux, Gerhard Berger, Nigel Mansell, Johnny Herbert, David Coulthard, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Lewis Hamilton

Most Italian Grand Prix wins (constructor): 18 - Ferrari; 10 - McLaren; 6 - Williams; 5 - Lotus; 3 - BRM, Brabham; 2 - Mercedes, Maserati, Vanwall, Renault, Red Bull; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Cooper, Honda, Matra, March, Benetton, Jordan, Toro Rosso, Brawn

Most Italian Grand Prix wins (engine manufacturer): 19 - Ferrari; 8 - Ford/Cosworth, Renault; 7 - Mercedes; 6 - Honda; 3 - BRM; 2 - Maserati, Vanwall, Climax, Alfa Romeo, TAG/Porsche, BMW; 1 - Mugen-Honda

Most Italian Grand Prix pole positions (driver): 5 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, 3 - Jim Clark, John Surtees, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Alberto Ascari, Stirling Moss, Jacky Ickx, Niki Lauda, Rene Arnoux, Mario Andretti, Nelson Piquet, Jean Alesi, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Stuart Lewis-Evans, Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips, Mike Parkes, Jochen Rindt, Chris Amon, Ronnie Peterson, Jacques Laffite, James Hunt, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Riccardo Patrese, Teo Fabi, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen

Most Italian Grand Prix pole positions (constructor): 19 - Ferrari; 11 - McLaren; 7 - Williams, Lotus; 3 - Renault; 2 - Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Vanwall, Brabham, Benetton, Red Bull; 1 - Cooper, Honda, Matra, Ligier, Toro Rosso

Most Italian Grand Prix pole positions (engine manufacturer): 20 - Ferrari; 11 - Renault; 8 - Mercedes; 6 - Honda; 5 - Ford/Cosworth, BMW; 3 - Climax; 2 - Alfa Romeo, Vanwall, Matra

Number of wins from pole: 21 from 64 races (33 percent); eight of the last ten races (80 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 11th (Peter Gethin, BRM, 1971)

Laps led (current field): 147 - Sebastian Vettel; 78 - Fernando Alonso; 68 - Lewis Hamilton; 59 - Jenson Button; 26 - Kimi Raikkonen; 5 - Sergio Perez; 2 - Felipe Massa

Most podium places (current field): 6 - Fernando Alonso; 4 - Jenson Button; 3 - Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Felipe Massa, Sergio Perez

Number of Italians to have started at least one Grand Prix: 82

Number of victories for Italian drivers in the Italian Grand Prix: Four (2 - Alberto Ascari; 1 - Nino Farina, Ludovico Scarfiotti)

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 63 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 200

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 79 consecutive races in the points - the longest run in F1 history; Fernando Alonso - 15 consecutive points finishes; Nico Rosberg - 4 consecutive poles

Fascinating fact: Monza's crumbling old banking is one of the venue's most iconic features, but it was actually only used in four world championship races - 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961

Potential record breakers: Mercedes have scored six one-two finishes this year. They need four more over the remaining seven races to tie McLaren's 1988 record for the most one-twos in a season, and five more to eclipse it.

Turbo history: If a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it'll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.