Formula One - Italian Grand Prix Preview

09/03/2014 12:18 PM

09/03/2014 12:25 PM

Date: Sunday, Sept. 7

Start Time: 8 a.m. ET

Site: Autodromo Nazionale Monza -- Monza, Italy

Track: 5.793 km (3.6 miles), 11-turn road course

Laps: 53

Miles: 190.58 (306.720 km)

Capacity: 100,000+

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 65th

On TV: NBC Sports Network

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Race record: Michael Schumacher, 2003 (1 hr., 14 mins., 19.838 secs.)

Qualifying record: Rubens Barrichello, 2004, (1 min., 20.089 secs.)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Sebastian Vettel

Runner up: Fernando Alonso

Pole winner: Sebastian Vettel (1:23.755)

Top 10:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Start: 1)

2. Fernando Alonso (5)

3. Mark Webber (2)

4. Felipe Massa (4)

5. Nico Hulkenberg (3)

6. Nico Rosberg (6)

7. Daniel Ricciardo (7)

8. Romain Grosjean (13)

9. Lewis Hamilton (12)

10. Jenson Button (9)

Average speed: 234.268 kph

Time of race: 1 hr., 18 mins., 33.352 secs.

Margin of victory: 5.467 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Past winners

2013 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 234.268 kph/1:18:33.352

2012 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 230.943 kph/1:19:41.221

2011 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 227.848 kph/1:20:46.172

2010 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 240.849 kph/1:16:24.572

2009 Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes, 240.670 kph/1:16:21.706

2008 Sebastian Vettel, Toro Rosso, 212.039 kph/1:26:47.494

2007 Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 234.047 kph/1:18:37.806

2006 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 245.814 kph/1:14:51.975

2005 Juan Pablo Montoya, McLaren, 247.096 kph/1:14.28.659

2004 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 244.374 kph/1:15:18.448

2003 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 247.585 kph/1:14:19.838

2002 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 1:16:19.982

2001 Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams-BMW, 1:16:58.493

2000 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:27:31.638

1999 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jordan-Honda, 1:17:02.923

1998 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:17:09.672

1997 David Coulthard, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:17:04.609

1996 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:17:43.632

1995 Johnny Herbert, Benetton-Renault, 1:18:27.916

1994 Damon Hill, Williams-Renault, 1:18:02.754

1993 Damon Hill, Williams-Renault, 1:17:07.509

1992 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:18:15.349

1991 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Renault, 1:17:54.319

1990 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:17:57.878

1989 Alain Prost, McLaren-Honda, 1:19:27.550

1988 Gerhard Berger, Ferrari, 1:17:39.744

1987 Nelson Piquet, Williams-Honda, 1:14:47.707

1986 Nelson Piquet, Williams-Honda, 1:17:42.889

1985 Alain Prost, McLaren-TAG, 1:17:59.451

1984 Niki Lauda, McLaren-TAG, 1:20:29.065

1983 Nelson Piquet, Brabham-BMW, 1:23:10.880

1982 Rene Arnoux, Renault, 1:22:25.734

1981 Alain Prost, Renault, 1:26:36.897

1980 Nelson Piquet, Brabham-Ford, 1:38:07.52 (at Imola)

1979 Jody Scheckter, Ferrari, 1:22:00.22

1978 Niki Lauda, Brabham-Alfa Romeo, 1:07:04.54

1977 Mario Andretti, Lotus-Ford, 1:27:50.30

1976 Ronnie Peterson, March-Ford, 1:30:35.6

1975 Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari, 1:22:42.6

1974 Ronnie Peterson, Lotus-Ford, 1:22:56.6

1973 Ronnie Peterson, Lotus-Ford, 1:29:17.0

1972 Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus-Ford, 1:29:58.4

1971 Peter Gethin, BRM, 1:18:12.60

1970 Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari, 1:39:06.88

1969 Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford, 1:39:11.26

1968 Denny Hulme, McLaren-Ford, 1:40:14.8

1967 John Surtees, Honda, 1:43:45.0

1966 Ludovico Scarfiotti, Ferrari, 1:47:14.8

1965 Jackie Stewart, BRM, 2:04:52.8

1964 John Surtees, Ferrari, 2:10:51.8

1963 Jim Clark, Lotus-Climax, 2:24:19.6

1962 Graham Hill, BRM, 2:29:08.4

1961 Phil Hill, Ferrari, 2:03:13.0

1960 Phil Hill, Ferrari, 2:21:09.2

1959 Stirling Moss, Cooper-Climax, 2:04:05.4

1958 Tony Brooks, Vanwall, 2:03:47.8

1957 Stirling Moss, Vanwall, 2:35:03.9

1956 Stirling Moss, Maserati, 2:23:413

1955 Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes, 2:25:04.4

1954 Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes, 2:47:47.9

1953 Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati, 2:49:45.9

1952 Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 2:50:45.6

1951 Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 2:42:39.3

1950 Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo, 2:51:17.4

Last race

Race: Belgian Grand Prix (Aug.24)

Site: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps -- Spa, Belgium

Miles: 191.488 (308.052 km)

Laps: 44

Finish line order: Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel

Time of Race: 1 hr., 24 mins., 36.556 secs.

Average speed: 218.452 kph

Margin of victory: 3.383 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Lap leaders:

Entry list

#1 * Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#3 Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#4 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#6 Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mercedes

#7 Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland) Ferrari

#8 Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Renault

#9 Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden) Caterham-Renault

#10 Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan) Caterham-Renault

#11 Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico) Force India-Mercedes

#13 Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Renault

#14 Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain) Ferrari

#17 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#19 Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Williams-Mercedes

#20 Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark) McLaren-Mercedes

#21 Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico Sauber-Ferrari

#22 Jenson Button (Frome, England) McLaren-Mercedes

#25 Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France) Toro Rosso-Renault

#26 Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Toro Rosso-Renault

#27 Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany) Force India-Mercedes

#44 Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England) Mercedes

#77 Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland) Williams-Mercedes

#99 Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany) Sauber-Ferrari

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sebastian Vettel 18 Won 8 4 Won 22 Won
Fernando Alonso 2 Ret Won 4 5 Won 3 3 2
Felipe Massa 9 9 Ret 6 3 6 4 4
Nico Rosberg Ret 6 14 16 5 Ret 7 6
Daniel Ricciardo Ret 12 7
Lewis Hamilton 2 7 12 Ret 4 Won 9
Jenson Button 8 5 8 15 2 2 2 Ret 10
Kimi Raikkonen 4 2 3 9 3 5 11
Valtteri Bottas 15

Notes

The Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy is the 13th round on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

The Italian GP has been included on the F1 schedule each year since the racing circuit's inception in 1950. The race has been held at Monza each year with the exception of 1980 when it was run at Imola. Monza was being refurbished that year.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Italian GP with five. All of Schumacher's wins in this event came with Ferrari (1996, '98, 2000, '03 and '06).

Sebastian Vettel leads all active drivers with three wins in Monza. Vettel's first F1 grand prix win and pole victory occurred in the 2008 Italian GP. He drove for Toro Rosso at the time. At age 21, Vettel became the youngest race and pole winner in F1. He moved over to Red Bull the following year.

Vettel is the defending winner of the Italian GP.

Fernando Alonso from Ferrari and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton are the only other active drivers who have won in Monza in the past. Alonso's victories there happened in 2007 and '10. Hamilton took the checkered flag for the 2012 race.

Ferrari leads all constructors with 18 victories in the Italian GP. McLaren is next in line with 10 wins.

Twelve of the previous 16 Italian GPs have been won from the pole position, including the last four. Schumacher won from second in 2006, while Rubens Barrichello took the checkered flag after starting fourth in 2002 and fifth in 2009. Heinz-Harald Frentzen started second and won the 1999 race.

Round 14 in this year's F1 world championship is the Sept. 21 Singapore Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel won last year's race there.

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