The Italian Grand Prix, which is more correctly known as the Gran Premio Santander D'Italia, will return to Monza in early September.
(TRAVPR.COM)UK - September 5th, 2012 - Adrenaline addicts, Ferrari fans and tourists from around the world are expected to swarm the Autodromo di Monza, located near Milan, in the northernmost part of Italy, to attend the Formula One World Championship. The race will take place on 9th September and feature 53 laps around a circuit more than 5.5 km long, making a total race length of more than 305 km.
The lap record is currently held by Rubens Barrichello, of Brazil, who completed a lap of the track in 2004 in slightly more than one minute, 21 seconds. This was but one of many memorable moments at the track, which was constructed in 1922. The race itself is one of the oldest events listed on the motor racing calendar and has done a great deal to bolster the reputation of the Ferrari marque, which has won the Italian Grand Prix more than any other manufacturer, with a total of 19 victories at Monza. The individual driver with the most wins is currently Michael Schumacher, of Germany, who has triumphed five times, most recently in 2006.
Monza has been home to the Formula One Italian Grand Prix almost every year since 1950, when it was selected to host one of the very first Formula One championship races. Indeed, since that year every Formula One Italian Grand Prix contest has been held at Monza, apart from the 1980 event, which took place at Imola. The circuit has a contract to continue hosting the event until at least 2016.
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