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F1 Italian GP: Fact Sheet and Full Schedule

by on September 3, 2013

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Located in the region of Lombardy (Lombardia) in northern Italy.  It is a short driver from the fashion capital of the world, Milano, which is also the home of Formula One official tyre supplier Pirelli. The circuit is nestled amidst the lush green wooded Royal Villa of Monza park (Villa Reale).  It is Ferrari’s home race and as such is often occupied by the Red Army also known as the Tifosi.

The first Formula One round at the storied Monza circuit in 1950 was won by Italian Nino Farina, followed by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli. All three drivers at the wheels of high flying Alfa Romeos. There are actually three circuits on the grounds, linked to the track in use today.  The steeply banked oval circuit was deemed far too dangerous and has not been used for several years.

 

 

Fact Sheet:

 

Circuit Name:         Autodromo di Monza (aka. The Temple of Speed)
First Grand Prix:       1950
Number of Laps:      53
Circuit Length:          5.793 km
Turns:                         11
Avg. Speed:               approx. 250/kph
Aero:                          Low downforce
Top speed:                approx 340km/h
Full throttle:              75%
Brake wear:              High
Race Distance:         306.720 km
Lap Record:              1:21.046 – R Barrichello (2004)

NOTES: From the FIA:

CHANGES TO THE CIRCUIT SINCE 2012
 
►The leading edges of the kerbs at the apex of Turn 1 and 4 will be longer, to avoid the possibility of a car being launched when crossing them.
►The kerb at the exit of Turn 6 will be extended by 20m in order to prevent damage to the grass verge.
►At the exit of Turn 10, the kerb and artificial grass will be extended by 50m.
►The section of guardrail just before the opening on the driver’s left at Turn 1 will be replaced by a wall.
 
DRS ZONES
 ►There will be a two DRS zones. The detection point of the first will be just before Turn 7 with activation just after Turn 7. The second detection point will be just before Turn 11. The activation point will be just after the start/finish line.

2012 Podium:  1. Lewis Hamilton, 2. Sergio Perez , 3. Fernando Alonso

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2013 Italian GP Provisional Schedule of Events

Thursday 5th September
Formula One         Press Conference     15:00
Promoter Activity     Pit Lane Walk         16:00 – 17:00

Friday 6th September
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     08:45 – 09:40
Formula One     Practice 1     10:00 – 11:30
GP2     Practice Session     12:00 – 12:30
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     12:35 – 13:45
Formula One     Practice 2     14:00 – 15:30
GP2     Qualifying Session     15:55 – 16:25
Formula One     Press Conference – Press Room     16:00 – 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup     Practice Session     16:45 – 17:30
GP3     Practice Session     17:50 – 18:35

Saturday 7th September
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     08:30 – 09:30
Formula One     Team Pit Stop Practice     08:30 – 09:15
GP3     Qualifying Session     09:45 – 10:15
Formula One     Practice 3     11:00 – 12:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup     Qualifying Session     12:25 – 12:55
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     13:00 – 13:45
Formula One     Qualifying     14:00
GP2     First Race (30 Laps or 60 Mins)     15:40 – 16:45
GP3     First Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)     17:20 – 17:55

Sunday 8th September
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     08:15 – 09:00
GP3     Second Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)     09:25 – 10:00
GP2     Second Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins)     10:35 – 11:25
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup     Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)     11:45 – 12:20
Formula One     Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk     12:25 – 13:15
Formula One     Drivers Track Parade     12:30
Formula One     Starting Grid Presentation     12:45 – 13:15
Formula One     National Anthem     13:46
Formula One     Race     14:00

Circuit contact information:

    Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Via Vedano n 5
Parco di Monza
20052 Monza
Italy

T: (+39) 039 24821
F: (+39) 039 320324

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