Formula One

Formula One - Italian Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, Sept. 7
SITE: Autodromo Nazionale Monza -- Monza, Italy
TRACK: 5.793 km (3.6 miles), 11-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 65th
TELEVISION: NBC Sports Network
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Sept. 6/8 a.m. ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel
RUNNER-UP: Fernando Alonso
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (finished 1)
LAPS: 53
MILES: 190.58 (306.720 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Rubens Barrichello, 2004, (1 min., 20.089 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Michael Schumacher, 2003 (1 hr., 14 mins., 19.838 secs.)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Sebastian Vettel16Nico Rosberg6
2Fernando Alonso57Daniel Ricciardo7
3Mark Webber28Romain Grosjean13
4Felipe Massa49Lewis Hamilton12
5Nico Hulkenberg310Jenson Button9
2013 Italian Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 234.268 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 18 mins., 33.352 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.467 secs.
CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 20
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 15
FASTEST LAP: Lewis Hamilton, 1:25.849, Lap 51
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (1:23.755)
Past Italian Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 234.268 kph/1:18:33.352
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 230.943 kph/1:19:41.221
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 227.848 kph/1:20:46.172
2010 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Ferrari -- 240.849 kph/1:16:24.572
2009 -- Rubens Barrichello (5) -- Brawn-Mercedes -- 240.670 kph/1:16:21.706
2008 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Toro Rosso -- 212.039 kph/1:26:47.494
2007 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- McLaren -- 234.047 kph/1:18:37.806
2006 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 245.814 kph/1:14:51.975
2005 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (1) -- McLaren -- 247.096 kph/1:14.28.659
2004 -- Rubens Barrichello (1) -- Ferrari -- 244.374 kph/1:15:18.448
2003 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 247.585 kph/1:14:19.838
2002 -- Rubens Barrichello (4) -- Ferrari -- 1:16:19.982
2001 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (1) -- Williams-BMW -- 1:16:58.493
2000 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:31.638
1999 -- Heinz-Harald Frentzen (2) -- Jordan-Honda -- 1:17:02.923
1998 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:17:09.672
1997 -- David Coulthard (6) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:17:04.609
1996 -- Michael Schumacher (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:17:43.632
1995 -- Johnny Herbert (8) -- Benetton-Renault -- 1:18:27.916
1994 -- Damon Hill (3) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:18:02.754
1993 -- Damon Hill (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:17:07.509
1992 -- Ayrton Senna (2) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:18:15.349
1991 -- Nigel Mansell (2) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:17:54.319
1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:17:57.878
1989 -- Alain Prost (4) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:19:27.550
1988 -- Gerhard Berger (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:17:39.744
1987 -- Nelson Piquet (1) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:14:47.707
1986 -- Nelson Piquet (6) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:17:42.889
1985 -- Alain Prost (5) -- McLaren-TAG -- 1:17:59.451
1984 -- Niki Lauda (4) -- McLaren-TAG -- 1:20:29.065
1983 -- Nelson Piquet (4) -- Brabham-BMW -- 1:23:10.880
1982 -- Rene Arnoux (6) -- Renault -- 1:22:25.734
1981 -- Alain Prost (3) -- Renault -- 1:26:36.897
1980 -- Nelson Piquet (5) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:38:07.52 (at Imola)
1979 -- Jody Scheckter (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:22:00.22
1978 -- Niki Lauda (4) -- Brabham-Alfa Romeo -- 1:07:04.54
1977 -- Mario Andretti (4) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:27:50.30
1976 -- Ronnie Peterson (8) -- March-Ford -- 1:30:35.6
1975 -- Clay Regazzoni (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:22:42.6
1974 -- Ronnie Peterson (7) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:22:56.6
1973 -- Ronnie Peterson (1) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:29:17.0
1972 -- Emerson Fittipaldi (4) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:29:58.4
1971 -- Peter Gethin (11) -- BRM -- 1:18:12.60
1970 -- Clay Regazzoni (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:39:06.88
1969 -- Jackie Stewart (3) -- Matra-Ford -- 1:39:11.26
1968 -- Denny Hulme (7) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:40:14.8
1967 -- John Surtees (9) -- Honda -- 1:43:45.0
1966 -- Ludovico Scarfiotti (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:47:14.8
1965 -- Jackie Stewart (3) -- BRM -- 2:04:52.8
1964 -- John Surtees (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:10:51.8
1963 -- Jim Clark (3) -- Lotus-Climax -- 2:24:19.6
1962 -- Graham Hill (2) -- BRM -- 2:29:08.4
1961 -- Phil Hill (4) -- Ferrari -- 2:03:13.0
1960 -- Phil Hill (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:21:09.2
1959 -- Stirling Moss (1) -- Cooper-Climax -- 2:04:05.4
1958 -- Tony Brooks (2) -- Vanwall -- 2:03:47.8
1957 -- Stirling Moss (2) -- Vanwall -- 2:35:03.9
1956 -- Stirling Moss (6) -- Maserati -- 2:23:413
1955 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Mercedes -- 2:25:04.4
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Mercedes -- 2:47:47.9
1953 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (2) -- Maserati -- 2:49:45.9
1952 -- Alberto Ascari (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:50:45.6
1951 -- Alberto Ascari (3) -- Ferrari -- 2:42:39.3
1950 -- Nino Farina (3) -- Alfa Romeo -- 2:51:17.4
Past Italian Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2010 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2009 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 12
2008 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2007 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2006 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 2
2005 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 1
2004 -- Rubens Barrichello -- 1
2003 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2002 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 14
2001 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 1
2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 15
1998 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1997 -- Jean Alesi -- 2
1996 -- Damon Hill -- 16
1995 -- David Coulthard -- 19
1994 -- Jean Alesi -- 22
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 12
1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 13
1991 -- Ayrton Senna -- 2
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 13
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 10
1987 -- Nelson Piquet -- 1
1986 -- Teo Fabi -- 12
1985 -- Ayrton Senna -- 3
1984 -- Nelson Piquet -- 16
1983 -- Riccardo Patrese -- 25
1982 -- Mario Andretti -- 3
1981 -- Rene Arnoux -- 19
1980 -- Rene Arnoux -- 10
1979 -- Jean Pierre Jabouille -- 14
1978 -- Mario Andretti -- 6
1977 -- James Hunt -- 15
1976 -- Jacques Laffite -- 3
1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 3
1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 13
1973 -- Ronnie Peterson -- 1
1972 -- Jacky Ickx -- 14
1971 -- Chris Amon -- 6
1970 -- Jacky Ickx -- 13
1969 -- Jochen Rindt -- 2
1968 -- John Surtees -- 17
1967 -- Jim Clark -- 3
1966 -- Mike Parkes -- 2
1965 -- Jim Clark -- 10
1964 -- John Surtees -- 1
1963 -- John Surtees -- 20
1962 -- Jim Clark -- 21
1961 -- Wolfgang von Trips -- 27
1960 -- Phil Hill -- 1
1959 -- Stirling Moss -- 1
1958 -- Stirling Moss -- 14
1957 -- Stuart Lewis-Evans -- 13
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 8
1955 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1953 -- Alberto Ascari -- 17
1952 -- Alberto Ascari -- 1
1951 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 10
1950 -- Piero Taruffi -- 13
Last Race Results
RACE: Belgian Grand Prix (Aug.24)
SITE: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps -- Spa, Belgium
LAPS: 44
MILES: 191.488 (308.052 km)
WINNER: Daniel Ricciardo
RUNNER-UP: Nico Rosberg
THIRD: Valtteri Bottas
FOURTH: Kimi Raikkonen
FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 2)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 24 mins., 36.556 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 218.452 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.383 secs.
Italian Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1 *Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Red Bull Racing-Renault
3Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Red Bull Racing-Renault
4Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
6Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Ferrari
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Lotus-Renault
9Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)Caterham-Renault
10Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)Caterham-Renault
11Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Force India-Mercedes
13Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Lotus-Renault
14Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari
17Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
19Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Williams-Mercedes
20Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)McLaren-Mercedes
21Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Sauber-Ferrari
22Jenson Button (Frome, England)McLaren-Mercedes
25Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Toro Rosso-Renault
26Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)Toro Rosso-Renault
27Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Force India-Mercedes
44Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes
77Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Williams-Mercedes
99Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Sauber-Ferrari
 
* - Defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Sebastian Vettel------18Won84Won22Won
Fernando Alonso2RetWon45Won332
Felipe Massa99Ret6---3644
Nico Rosberg---Ret614165Ret76
Daniel Ricciardo------------------Ret127
Lewis Hamilton------2712Ret4Won9
Jenson Button85815222Ret10
Kimi Raikkonen42393------511
Valtteri Bottas------------------------15
 
Mover of the Week
Nico Hulkenberg - started 18 and finished 10
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Daniel Ricciardo
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nico Rosberg) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy is the 13th round on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

The Italian GP has been included on the F1 schedule each year since the racing circuit's inception in 1950. The race has been held at Monza each year with the exception of 1980 when it was run at Imola. Monza was being refurbished that year.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Italian GP with five. All of Schumacher's wins in this event came with Ferrari (1996, '98, 2000, '03 and '06).

Sebastian Vettel leads all active drivers with three wins in Monza. Vettel's first F1 grand prix win and pole victory occurred in the 2008 Italian GP. He drove for Toro Rosso at the time. At age 21, Vettel became the youngest race and pole winner in F1. He moved over to Red Bull the following year.

Vettel is the defending winner of the Italian GP.

Fernando Alonso from Ferrari and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton are the only other active drivers who have won in Monza in the past. Alonso's victories there happened in 2007 and '10. Hamilton took the checkered flag for the 2012 race.

Ferrari leads all constructors with 18 victories in the Italian GP. McLaren is next in line with 10 wins.

Twelve of the previous 16 Italian GPs have been won from the pole position, including the last four. Schumacher won from second in 2006, while Rubens Barrichello took the checkered flag after starting fourth in 2002 and fifth in 2009. Heinz-Harald Frentzen started second and won the 1999 race.

Round 14 in this year's F1 world championship is the Sept. 21 Singapore Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel won last year's race there.

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