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In numbers - the Italian Grand Prix

30 Aug 2016

Did you know that only one man has made more podium appearances in Italy than Fernando Alonso? Or that over 80 Italian drivers have started their home race? Ahead of this year’s Monza round, we present some fascinating facts and figures...


Average speed, in km/h, recorded by Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher over the course of the fastest race in Formula One history, the 2003 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.


Braking distance, in metres, required to slow an F1 car from 350km/h at the end of Monza’s pit straight to just 80km/h in preparation for the first chicane.


The pedal load, in kg, a driver must apply in order to achieve that braking event successfully.


Time, in seconds, that covered the first five drivers as they crossed the line at the end of the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, making it the closest finish in Formula One history.


The lowest winning grid position ever seen in Italy, also achieved in the famous 1971 race, by Peter Gethin for BRM.


The number of Italian drivers to have started a Grand Prix.


The number of drivers to have appeared on an Italian Grand Prix podium wearing the red of Ferrari (it rises to 40 if you include those who shared drives in the 1950s).


Number of times Fernando Alonso has appeared on the podium in Italy – a record surpassed only by Michael Schumacher, on eight.


Record number of pole positions in Italy - set by Juan Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna. Lewis Hamilton will match their tally if he tops Monza qualifying this weekend.


Number of times Ferrari have won on home soil. McLaren are next up, with 10 Italian Grand Prix wins, followed by Williams with six.


Fastest speed, in km/h, recorded through the Monza speed trap during last year’s Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was the man responsible.


Fastest pit stop time, in seconds, set in last year’s Monza race - by Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat.


Total number of pit stops made during 2015’s Italian Grand Prix.