The original banked track built in 1922 has long since been abandoned, with the modern Monza boasting fast sweeping corners and long straights.
Some of the corners have been tightened a little in the interests of safety in recent years and chicanes have been brought into play.
Monza is the real home of the Italian Grand Prix, which has been staged here every year but one since 1950, and the “tifosi” or fans add to the unique atmosphere.
Directions: Monza is 15 km (10 miles) north-east of Milan, easily accessible either via the A1 or A4 routes then the S36 into the town itself. Milan has two airports – Linate is the nearest to Monza and handles the internal and European flights. The more distant Malpensa handles both European and international flights.
Circuit name: Autodromo di Monza
Circuit Length: 5.793 km
Lap Record: 1:21.046 – R Barrichello (2004)