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Michael Schumacher won five times at Monza while with Ferrari: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. Guenter Schiffmann / ASA / Bloomberg News
Michael Schumacher won five times at Monza while with Ferrari: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. Guenter Schiffmann / ASA / Bloomberg News

This weekend’s Formula One Italian Grand Prix at Monza will see plenty of support for the Ferrari at their home race. Graham Caygill looks at the last five men to win the race in a Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso, 2010 The Spaniard won his first race at Monza as a Ferrari driver in 2010. He had taken pole position, but lost the lead to Jenson Button. He tailed the McLaren-Mercedes driver until a faster pit-stop gave him a lead he did not surrender.

Michael Schumacher, 2006 The seven-time world champion triumphed five times at Monza while with Ferrari: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. The 2000 win was the most memorable; the German shed tears because the victory, his 41st, saw him draw level with Ayrton Senna.

Rubens Barrichello, 2004 Having to play second fiddle to Schumacher at Ferrari for six years was not ideal for the Brazilian, but he had his moments of success, notably delighting the Ferrari fans with victories in 2002 and 2004 – both ahead of Schumacher.

Gerhard Berger, 1988 Perhaps the most emotional win for Ferrari on home soil. The success came in the first race after the death of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of Ferrari. Berger led home a one-two finish ahead of Michele Alboreto after Senna, who had been leading, crashed out.

Jody Scheckter, 1979 Celebration was the order of the day when Scheckter crossed the line to win at Monza ahead of his teammate Gilles Villeneuve. The result sealed the drivers’ championship for the South African with two races of the season to go.