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Italian Grand Prix – in numbers
At Monza, Sebastian Vettel won pole position and the race in 2008 and 2011. Mark Thompson / Getty Images

Italian Grand Prix – in numbers


Ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Graham Caygill looks at some key figures about the event.

A long and rich history Sunday will be the 63rd time that Monza, above, has hosted the race since F1 began in 1950. Imola in 1980 is the only other venue in the country to host the race.
Domination by Schumacher The number of victories at the event by Michael Schumacher, below, who is the most successful driver in the Italian Grand Prix’s history, having won it in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

Lead from the front Times in the past 10 years that the man on pole position at Monza has gone on to win the race. Sunday’s pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel, above, accounted for two of those occasions in 2008 and 2011.

Home successes for Ferrari Occasions on which Ferrari have won what is seen as their home race, with the most recent being in 2010 when Fernando Alonso, below, triumphed.

Fast times in the past The fastest average speed in kilometres per hour of a qualifying lap in Formula One, achieved by Juan Pablo Montoya, above, in a Williams at Monza in 2004.