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Monza is one of those "must do" circuits as it has featured in the Formula One World Championship since the Championship began way back in 1950. The Italian GP is currently the fastest race on the calendar and now the only circuit which sees the cars in low downforce configuration, this circuit is the one which truly shows the speed of a F1 car. So if enjoying fast cars whiz by is what you want from a Grand Prix then you have come to the right place and we would be delighted to offer you one of our bespoke Monza Grand Prix Packages.
One of the most popular of the GP events in the calendar and is held at the beginning of September in the Royal Park, Monza. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is just outside Milan and attracts huge crowds from all over Europe, but of course, it is famed for the fanatical fans called the Tifosi who descend on the park in vast numbers to cheer on their beloved Scuderia Ferrari!
This iconic looking track in the shape of shoe which coincides with the the country looking like a boot, covers some 5.793km (3.6 miles) of fast scintillating track full of thrills and spills. The Monza circuit experiences cars lapping at incredible speed currently reaching over 220mph on the start-finish straight. The best features of this exciting track are the Curva Grande, the Curva di Lesmo, the Variante Ascari and the Curva Parabolica. The high speed curve, Curva Grande, is located after the Variante del Rettifilo which is located at the end of the front straight or Rettifilo Tribune, and this is where the F1 cars go flat out to reach their top speeds.
In 2009 a Formula One car achieved a maximum speed of 340kph (210mph), which occurred at the end of the start/finish straight. They also experienced a maximum g-force of 3.80 through turn 7, the second Lesmo, which is fairly shifting it. Though still not as fast as Juan Pablo Montoya in the McLaren-Mercedes who reached a whopping 372kph (230mph) at Monza in 2005 and that record is still going today, WOW!
Rubens Barrichello recorded the fastest ever pole position lap at Monza in 2004 when he lapped in at 1 minute 20.089s, going an average 161 mph. But in the pre-qualifying session for the same race (which did not count for a grid position, but only Q-running order), Juan Pablo Montoya created another record from Italy, in that he lapped the track in 1 minute 19.525s averaging a speed of 262kph (162 mph), which remains the fastest lap ever recorded in a Formula One car.
La Pista Magica as the Italians will call it is a race track with not many corners, therefore giving the drivers the opportunity to really let rip on the engines and achieve some high average speeds, so favouring the faster car and less reliance on tactics, which Nico Rosberg used to his full advantage. The crowds favourite in the Ferrari of course was Sebastian Vettel who came in third and received a much bigger cheer than Nico who actually was booed quite a bit, not too popular in the Italian sector.
Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes not only won the race by a mile, but also achieved the accolade of being the ’Driver of the Day’ by beating his team mate to the first turn and then continuing that success by leading from the front and finishing 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack, well done to Nico for an outstanding show of how to drive a Formula One Racing Car!
Ferrari enjoyed this race and was continuing their success on from the Monza Grand Prix 2016. Vettel had incurred a grid penalty for having extra parts after a suspension issue with the car, but managed to tear up the grid and finish in a very respectable 5th place and the German may not have won but for his efforts it earned him the ’Driver of the Day’ award!
Please go to our news page to read more about the exciting Monza Grand Prix of 2016.
Grand Prix Adventures offers a variety of packages staying in downtown Milan in a lovely 4-star hotel and viewing areas from the start/finish line and at the pit lane exit where the cars screech by at over 200mph.
L’Immagine Ristorante Bistrot
A very popular hidden gem in Milan, offering a fabulous selection of typical Italian and Milanese dishes. Not pretentious in the slightest, reasonably price and receives hundreds of great reviews.
Address: Via Varesina, 61, 20156 Milano, Italy
Please call Grand Prix Adventures on 01382 480077 for some amazing F1 Monza Grand Prix Packages & Grand Prix Hospitality Monza Style and to find out more about the itinerary of the trips we offer.