The Autodromo di Monza is a flat, straight and high-speed circuit, that has been a fixture on the Formula One calendar since the inaugural race in 1950. It is one of the fastest races on the calendar, after Austria, albeit the circuit not being the shortest at nearly 5.8 km in length. The track features challenging corners of every kind, from low-speed chicanes to flowing bends. When it comes to the set-up of the car, the objective is to find a compromise between the lowest possible downforce level and maximum mechanical grip, with an accent on braking, traction and kerb riding.
The team heads to Monza, where it looks forward to competing in what is now considered to be a home race. Sebastian and Kimi look forward to driving on the historic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, and will start the weekend with high aspirations, after the team scored another win at the previous Grand Prix in Belgium.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Monza circuit, as the qualifying session for the 2018 Italian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to challenge Mercedes for pole position.