1. The Italians call Monza “La
Pista Miagica” or “the magical track”, a name as evocative as the circuit
2. Temple of Speed.
Monza has the highest open throttle time of the year with 76% full
throttle over a lap.
3. Because of the high
percentage of the lap is spent at full throttle there is increased fuel
consumption compared to other tracks.
4. Monza is the hardest track
on brakes and engines, and the downforce and drag levels run are the lowest of
5. The leading edges of kerbs
at the apex of Turn 1 and 4 have been extended and will be less angled than
previously to avoid the possibility of the cars being launched when
unexpectedly crossing them.
6. The breaking point for the
first corner is critical, an area prone to crashes on the first lap after the
start due to hard breaking at the front of the field while the rear of the
field is still accelerating on full throttle, which can cause a concertina
effect and accidents.
7. Fabio Leimer had a great
weekend in 2013 in GP2 with Racing Engineering taking the win in the Saturday
Feature Race and finishing 4th in the Sunday Sprint Race.
8. The longest flat out, full
throttle section of the circuit is 1520 metres long.
9. The exceptionally heavy
longitudinal forces under breaking due to the high-speed straights can cause
blistering on the tyres resulting in a loss of grip.
10. In 2014 the gravel area outside the
infamous Parabolica corner was removed and replaced by tarmac to improve
safety. This will reduce the challenge and risk for the drivers, the impact on
the driving line and track limits is yet to be seen.