Race Strategy: Italy, Presented by UBS F1

Race information:
One of the few F1 tracks that dates back to 1950, Monza has been through nine iterations. Initially raced around a banked oval, the introduction of three chicanes in 1972 was made to slow the cars down and improve safety, however the circuit is still the fastest on the calendar with 75% of the lap completed at full-throttle.

It is all long straights and chicanes, making it tough on brakes. If any circuit is to test the power of the new 2014 engines too - this will be it.

Sebastian Vettel is a three-time winner here, claiming his first F1 victory for Toro Rosso in 2008 and giving us the first sign of what was to come! He took the spoils once again last year. Fernando Alonso has won twice and Lewis Hamilton once.

Circuit length 5.793 km
Race distance 306.720 km
Laps 53
2014 winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)