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Pirelli Preview: Italian Grand Prix

Everything you need to know from the Italian tyres manufacturer about the Italian Grand Prix: the track, tyres available and more

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Pirelli Preview: Italian Grand Prix
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Not just Ferrari's home race, but Pirelli's too: Formula 1 moves to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix, on the historic circuit in Monza

The so called "Temple of Speed" circuit is 5.7 km long, one of the fastest of the calendar. It has been part of the F1 calendar from its inaugural season in 1950; the track is not only famous for its layout, but for the passionate "tifosi" that every year burn the grandstands and make the podium moment unique, as the podium is located above the main straight and the tifosi can all cheer for the top 3 drivers while "invading" the track. 

Pirelli, the italian tyres manufacturer, is bringing to Monza the same tyres nomination that has been in place for a couple of year, but this year they are one step softer. Our drivers will chose between white Medium, yellow Soft and red SuperSoft

Last year Lewis Hamilton crossed the line first in Monza, winning the Grand Prix followed by Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel. The majority of the drivers chose a one stop pit strategy, even if Daniel Ricciardo used an alternative soft-supersoft strategy which made him recover 12 places on the grid. The Aussie finished fourth setting the fastest lap of the race. 

At Monza we have the same nomination as Belgium the weekend before: another rapid and historic Formula 1 venue." Says Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head Of Car Racing. "Monza is all about longitudinal rather than lateral forces though, where engine power also plays an important part. The latest generation of cars means that speeds will be generally even higher, while the compound nomination is effectively one step softer this season. It’s going to be interesting to see which effect this has, at a race that has always been won with a one-stopper over the past few years. Although qualifying well at Monza is historically important, Daniel Ricciardo’s impressive performance last year showed how strategy can make a vital difference. We’ve already seen plenty of variation in the tyres that the teams have selected for the weekend, which demonstrates some different schools of thought when it comes to tyre strategy.”

Everyone who will attend the Italian Grand Prix will also have the possibility to enjoy some Formula 1 show thanks to Ferrari, in collaboration with Ray Ban, and a fan festival in the Navigli district of Milan. Also, the Pirelli Hot Laps programme comes back. 


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