Italian Grand Prix
|Italian Grand Prix|
|Circuit||Autodromo Nazionale Monza|
|Circuit length km||5.793|
|Circuit length mi||3.60|
|Race length km||306.720|
|Race length mi||190.59|
|Most wins driver||Michael Schumacher (5)|
|Most wins constructor||Ferrari (18)|
|Pole driver||Fernando Alonso|
|Fastest lap driver||Fernando Alonso|
|Fastest lap team||McLaren-Mercedes|
The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on September 4, 1921 at Brescia. However, the race is more closely associated with the course at Monza, which was built in 1922 in time for that year's race, and has been the location for most of the races over the years.
The 1923 race included one of Harry A. Miller's rare European appearances with his single seat "American Miller 122" driven by Count Louis Zborowski of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame. The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938.
The Italian Grand Prix was one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix.
After winning the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1 racing at the end of the 2006 season. Kimi Räikkönen replaced him at Ferrari from the start of the 2007 season.
Winners of the Italian Grand Prix
|Number of wins||Driver||Years|
|5||Michael Schumacher||1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006|
|4||Nelson Piquet||1980, 1983, 1986, 1987|
|3||Tazio Nuvolari||1931, 1932, 1938|
|Alberto Ascari||1949, 1951, 1952|
|Juan Manuel Fangio||1953, 1954, 1955|
|Stirling Moss||1956, 1957, 1959|
|Ronnie Peterson||1973, 1974, 1976|
|Alain Prost||1981, 1985, 1989|
|2||Luigi Fagioli||1933, 1934|
|Phil Hill||1960, 1961|
|John Surtees||1964, 1967|
|Jackie Stewart||1965, 1969|
|Clay Regazzoni||1970, 1975|
|Niki Lauda||1978, 1984|
|Ayrton Senna||1990, 1992|
|Damon Hill||1993, 1994|
|Juan Pablo Montoya||2001, 2005|
|Rubens Barrichello||2002, 2004|
Year by year
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
A cream background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.
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