The Italian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 September at the historical Monza circuit

The Italian Grand Prix is the fifth oldest national Grand Prix, after the French Grand Prix, the American Grand Prize, the Spanish Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix, having been held since 1921. In 2013 it became the most held Grand Prix (the 2021 edition was the 91st).

It is one of the two Grand Prix (along with the British GP) which has run as an event of the Formula One World Championship Grand Prix every season, continuously since the championship was introduced in 1950.

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The Italian GP will take place at the historical Monza circuit, near the city of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy. Built in 1922, it was the world’s third purpose-built motor racing circuit after Brooklands and Indianapolis and the oldest in mainland Europe. The circuit’s biggest event is the Italian Grand Prix. Except for the 1980 running, the race has been hosted there since 1949.

Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the joint most successful drivers in the history of the Italian Grand Prix. Both have won it a record five times each. Ferrari is the most successful constructor with 20 wins. Ruben Barrichello’s lap timing of 1:21.046, while driving a Ferrari F2004 in the 2004 Italian Grand Prix is the official race lap record at this GP.

Where do things stand ahead of the Italian GP?

Red Bull continue to dominate the drivers’ championship standings after Verstappen secured his second consecutive race win. Max Verstappen leads the standings with 310 points followed by Charles Leclerc, who has once again over-taken Sergio Perez after a podium finish at Zandvoort and now occupies second spot but is tied on points (201) with Perez, who lies in third spot – ahead of George Russell, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc

In the constructors’ championship, Red Bull lead the table and are miles ahead of the chasing pack with 511 points. Ferrari are significantly behind in second place with 376 points. Mercedes are further behind – they occupy third place, having earned 346 points.

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