The Italian Grand Prix preview

The Italian Grand Prix preview

One of the most historic tracks on the calendar, added to two DRS zones and long straights promise to deliver one of the most thrilling races of the season. Edd Straw previews the Italian GP

Speed is king at Monza. It's something of a truism to say that about a grand prix circuit, but the 3.6-mile track in Monza's Royal Park is all about the straights, with only six corners or corner sequences to punctuate a lap that is 75 per cent full-throttle.

Since holding its first grand prix in 1922, Monza has been the stage for some classic races. Every single one of the 15 most successful teams in the history of the world championship has won here, with a sole exception... Red Bull.

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