It is one of the highlights of the race calendar for the entire team, drivers, partners and, above all, the fans of Scuderia Ferrari: the Italian Grand Prix. This race has been a permanent fixture in the pinnacle of motorsport since the inaugural season of Formula 1. Since then, with only one exception, the Italian Grand Prix has always been held at the same circuit: the “Autodromo Nazionale di Monza”.
Maranello, the home of Ferrari, is just two hours’ drive from the racetrack to the north of Milan. As such it enjoys plenty of passionate support every year.
Scuderia Ferrari’s latest success on the 5.793-kilometre track came in 2010. Sebastian Vettel has fond memories of the circuit, having won here three times in the past. And Monza also has a special place in Kimi Raikkonen’s heart: the Finn recorded a top speed of 370.1 km/h here in 2005 – a record for the pinnacle of motorsport.
Monza is regarded as the fastest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar. The winner’s average speed is often well over 230 km/h. For Scuderia Ferrari, this means sending the SF70H – the car for this season – out with as little downforce as possible and flat wings. The track is also a really tough test for the MAHLE Motorsport components. About 70 % of the circuit is driven at full-throttle.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen line up for the 13th race of the season at 14:00 on Sunday 3rd September. MAHLE Motorsport wishes its partner all the best for another successful race weekend.