|1. The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is near the Italian city of Monza, north of Milan.
2. It is known as the “Temple of Speed”, because the straights make up three quarters of the track length. It is here where the drivers reach the highest average speeds of the entire season.
3. The track started oval-shaped with big banking on opposite sides. Nowadays, this section is considered as too dangerous and not in use anymore.
4. The start-finish straight, where the Rettifilo Tribune is, is very wide and for safety reasons a white line was drawn to the right of the grid. Cars are penalized with a black flag if they cross this line.
5. Last year, Racing Engineering’s Alexander Rossi won the GP2 feature race.
6. The track is a series of long straights, combined with traditional corners: the two Lesmo corners and the Parabolica.
7. The first Lesmo corner is very long and curved. Light is not the best due to the number of trees surrounding it.
8. The famous Parabolica is a high-speed corner. Its radius increases gradually pushing cars to the outside line. It’s a real test of accuracy and courage for the drivers.
9. In 2014, Racing Engineering’s Stefano Coletti achieved a well-deserved second position, after moving up from ninth, by overtaking with impressive maneuvers.10. Kerbs are a typical feature of Monza. A lot of them are flat, but others are quite high.