Italian Grand Prix

Flag of Italy.svg Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Circuit Monza.png
Race information
Laps53
Circuit length5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Race length306.720 km (190.596 mi)
Number of times held80
First held1921, First F1-1950
Most wins (drivers)Germany Michael Schumacher (5)
Most wins (constructors)Italy Ferrari (19)[1]
Last race (2010):
Pole positionSpain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:21.962
Podium1. Spain Fernando Alonso[2]
Ferrari
1h 16m 24.572s
2. United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
+2.938s
3. Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
+4.223s
Fastest lapSpain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:24.139
An aerial photograph of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running motor racing events. The first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship was on September 4, 1921 at Brescia. Now the race is run at the Monza track instead. This track was built in 1922 and was used for almost all other races from then on.

The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938.

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the first Formula One championship races in 1950. It and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race like this is the British Grand Prix.

After winning the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1. It was the end of the 2006 season. Kimi Räikkönen took over from him at Ferrari for the 2007 season.

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