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2012 Italian Grand Prix Preview



2012 Formula 1 World Championship, Thirteenth round heads for Italian Grand Prix on Sunday 9th September. After stunning Grand Prix at Spa for Belgian Grand Prix, team immediately moved to Monza for this weekend Italian GP, very busy weekend for F1 teams, drivers, and all supporters.

A long break ended in last weekend at Spa and the guys well challenged in Belgian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Jenson Button took his second victory of this season for Belgian GP and this is his 14th career victory of F1. But most fans not satisfied with Spa weekend because their main rivals, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso retired from the race during the race starts crash. The crash made from Lotus’s Romain Grosjean, following the race FIA’s stewards investigates and banned him from next weekend Italian Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel performed well in Spa he set second place starts from the 11th on the grid and Lotus’ Kimi Räikkönen took third place, it was his third successive podium in the recent four races.
Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg made his best career victory with fourth place. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa set his second best F1 finish of the season with fifth place. See the full results here.

Italian Grand Prix

Fastest F1 circuit in the Formula 1 world championship calendar, with an average speed of around 250 km/h, top runners can reach the top Speed 350 km/h here. Monza gives more overtaking opportunity. Also Pirelli support is very important because two long-straits features in Monza, the quickest runners possibly made late breaking, it will resulted more tyre degradation.

The car’s set-up is very different to other races; low-downforce set-up is matching for Monza characters specially its gives more advantage in long-straits, at the same time as it can cause troubles when the cars come into the chicanes.

Many changes made over the years to better safety for both drivers and spectators; the circuit faces criticism for its lack of run-off especially at the Variante Della Roggia turn. Well-known Ferrari fans, known as the Tifosi, turn the stands to a sea of red on race day, as they cheer on their team at their local circuit. Monza has a very special ambiance; the Italians often refer to it as “La Pista Magica” or the magic track.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza – Facts

– Track length 5,793 km

– Amount of laps 53

– Race distance 306,720 km

– Corners 11

– Top Speed 350 km/h (217 mph)

– Average Speed 250 km/h (155 mph)

– Lap record time 1:21.046 – Rubens Barrichello (2004)

– Circuit Turns 11

– Circuit Direction Clockwise

– Capacity 115,000

– Established 1922

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