The 2019 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it’s always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of Tifosi there to celebrate their home team. And then there’s the history; the Italian Grand Prix was present during F1’s inaugural 1950 season and has been a fixture on the calendar ever since.
The Monza circuit is located just to the north of Milan. It consists of a series of straights and some tight chicanes, with drivers typically spending over 75 percent of the 3.6-mile lap at full throttle, delivering the fastest average speed of the season and reaching more than 200 mph at no less than four sections. As a result, cars are set up for low downforce to maximize their top speeds. This in turn makes them more dependent on the mechanical grip from the tires to provide grip through the corners.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Monza Circuit, as the 2019 Italian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.