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Quiz: How Well do you know the Italian Grand Prix

The Italian Grand Prix is one of motorsport's oldest and most prestigious event but how well do you know its awe-inspiring history? Take the RealSport test!


  1. 1 The Italian Grand Prix dates back to before the formation of Formula 1 in 1950, but what year did Monza first host the famous race?

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    1. 1912
    2. 1922
    3. 1932
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1922

    When in doubt, go down the middle. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza was built in 1922 and hosted the second Italian GP in the same year.

  2. 2 True or False: Monza has hosted the Italian GP every season in the F1 era

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    1. True
    2. False
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    Wrong!

    False

    This is a tricky one, Monza has hosted more F1 Grands Prix than any other venue but not every year since 1950. In 1980, Formula 1 went to Imola instead due to refurbishments taking place at the Temple of Speed. This is the only time Monza hasn't been on the F1 calendar. 

  3. 3 The closest finish between the top 4 in the history of F1 was at the 1969 Italian GP, but what was the time gap?

    1. 0.19 seconds
    2. 0.37 seconds
    3. 0.52 seconds
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    0.19 seconds - "It's almost a dead heat! It's Jackie Stewart!"

    Those were the words of commentating great, Murray Walker at the conclusion of this race. Less than 0.2 seconds separated Stewart from Bruce McLaren in 4th back when Monza had no chicanes and was a slipstreaming-fest, like at oval races in IndyCar.

  4. 4 Who has the most wins at the Italian GP?

    1. Michael Schumacher
    2. Nelson Piquet
    3. Ayrton Senna
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When in doubt, go Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher tops most record tables in Formula 1 and he had the most Italian GP wins with 5. Nelson Piquet had 4, while Ayrton Senna only won twice at Monza. Hamilton and Vettel both have the most of the current drivers, with 3 each.

  5. 5 The Fastest ever F1 lap was set at Monza in 2004, with an average speed of nearly 163mph, but who set it?

    1. Juan Pablo Montoya
    2. Kimi Raikkonen
    3. Michael Schumacher
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's Juan fast lap!

    Juan Pablo Montoya set an incredibly fast lap in Pre-Qualifying in his Williams. For reference, that lap was a 1:19.525, and even with the faster cars this year, we're unlikely to see that beaten.

  6. 6 Hamilton and Vettel have the most wins of the current drivers at Monza, but who has the most podiums?

    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Kimi Raikkonen
    3. Fernando Alonso
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fernando Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has the most podiums at Monza of the current crop with 6, although the last was in 2013 and both Vettel and Hamilton are 1 behind him with 5 each. 

  7. 7 There hasn't been a full-time Italian driver in F1 since 2011, but which Italian was the last to score a podium in their home race?

    1. Jarno Trulli
    2. Giancarlo Fisichella
    3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Giancarlo Fisichella

    Giancarlo Fisichella is the most recent Italian to get a podium around Monza, getting third place for Renault all the way back in 2005! Trulli's best finish in his home race is 4th, while Liuzzi never even scored a point.

  8. 8 Going back a little further now, who was the last Italian to win their home race?

    1. Riccardo Patrese
    2. Michele Alboreto
    3. Ludovico Scarfiotti
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ludovico Scarfiotti

    Despite producing some excellent drivers over the years, it's been over 50 years since an Italian won at Monza. Ludovico Scarfiotti won the race for Ferrari in 1966. Patrese and Alboreto both stood on the podium but never the top step in Italy. 

  9. 9 Ferrari unsurprisingly have the most wins in Italy, but how many have they racked up over the years?

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    1. 12
    2. 15
    3. 18
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    18

    Even though they haven't won since Alonso's triumph in 2010, Ferrari still hold the record for the most wins in Italy. McLaren are their closest challengers with 10, although there's no chance of the Woking team adding another this weekend.

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