The Italian Grand Prix brings the European leg of the Formula 1 season to a close in what is now a direct tussle between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton for the mantle to be a 5-time world champion.
Another classic circuit in the calendar, Monza is also the home of Ferrari (and tire suppliers Pirelli) who are in the ascendancy in this year's developmental battle with Mercedes.
Circuit Details | Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Track Length: 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Turns 12 Race Distance: 53 laps (306.720 km)
Lap Record 1:21.046, Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari), 2004
With its high-speed corners, famed chicanes and an ever boisterous Tifosi, it is always a special event, that more often than not delivers a thrilling experience. Monza incidentally is also the home of tyre suppliers Pirelli, based in Milan and just a few clicks off the circuit.
Kimi Raikkonen is one short of 100 career podiums and if he makes it this weekend, it will a very popular one. Let's look at a few interesting nuggets of trivia regarding the Italian Grand Prix.