F1 Italian Grand Prix Feed
As the finishing touches are applied to India's new Buddh International Circuit and F1 prepares to visit a new location, we look at the track records of some of the most recent additions to the F1...
Who would have predicted after the tedious Bahrain Grand Prix that the 2010 Formula One season would have been one of the closest and most gripping in years? Not David Coulthard for one. The Red Bull...
Sebastian Vettel talks tactics 12/09/2010
by Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel's clever strategy ensured the young German leaves Europe with a smile on his face after claiming fourth place at the Italian Grand Prix...
GP Italy: Ones to Watch 8/09/2010
Results and incidents last weekend at Spa mean that a little chink of light is appearing at the top end of the Formula One drivers' championship. Can Mark Webber or Lewis Hamilton widen the gap, or...
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The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The first ever Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on September 4, 1921 at Brescia. However, the race is more closely associated with the circuit at Monza, which was built in 1922, and has been the location for most of the races over the years. Between the years of 1935 and 1938 the Italian Grand Prix counted towards the European Championship, and was itself designated the European Grand Prix title a total of seven times from 1923 to 1967. It was also one of the inaugural Formula One Championship races in 1950 and has been held each and every year since, a record which only the British Grand Prix can also boast.
It was after his 2006 Italian Grand Prix victory that Michael Schumacher announced his official retirement from Formula 1 racing. Two years later Sebastian Vettel's victory in Italy made him the youngest driver in history to win a F1 Grand Prix. At the tender age of just 21 years and 74 days he surpassed Fernando Alonso's record, held since 2003. The Monza Grand Prix was surrounded by uncertainty when it emerged that Rome had signed a deal to host F1 races from 2012, however on 28th March this year fans of the old Italian favourite breathed a sigh of relief as Bernie Ecclestone put pen to paper on a deal which sees Formula One racing stay put in Monza until at least 2016.