The Italian Grand Prix 2020 marked the second race in the third and last tripleheader of 2020. As always, the race was held at the iconic Monza circuit. The Italian Grand Prix is said to be the 5th oldest Grand Prix and along with the British Grand Prix, it has featured in the Formula One World Championship every season since 1950.
This year’s Grand Prix produced one of the greatest races F1 has seen in recent times. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly clinched his first F1 win ahead of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.
|Michael Schumacher||Germany||1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006|
|Lewis Hamilton||England||2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|Nelson Piquet||Brazil||1980, 1983, 1986, 1987|
|Alberto Ascari||Italy||1949, 1951, 1952|
|Juan Manuel Fangio||Argentina||1953, 1954, 1955|
|Stirling Moss||England||1956, 1957, 1959|
|Ronnie Peterson||Sweden||1973, 1974, 1976|
|Alain Prost||France||1981, 1985, 1989|
|Rubens Barrichello||Brazil||2002, 2004, 2009|
|Sebastian Vettel||Germany||2008, 2011, 2013|
|Phil Hill||England||1960, 1961|
|John Surtees||England||1964, 1967|
|Jackie Stewart||England||1965, 1969|
|Clay Regazzoni||Italy||1970, 1975|
|Niki Lauda||Austria||1978, 1984|
|Ayrton Senna||Brazil||1990, 1992|
|Damon Hill||England||1993, 1994|
|Juan Pablo Montoya||Colombia||2001, 2005|
|Fernando Alonso||Spain||2007, 2010|
Past Constructors Winners
|Ferrari|| 1951, 1952, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1979, 1988, |
1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2019
|McLaren||1968, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2012|
|Mercedes||1954, 1955, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|Williams||1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2001|
|Red Bull||2011, 2013|
Monza is fondly known as the Temple of Speed and is the fastest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar. The circuit is characterised by long straights and a handful of chicanes and high speed corners. Monza has been an integral part of Formula 1 since its inception in 1950, and its rich history makes it the personification of the sport according to many.
One of the most famous corners is the Curva Parabolica, the final corner. It is here that many a race have been won or lost, or has seen a lot of drama.
The circuit itself has also undergone a number of changes since 1950. In other words, evolving from an oval to the modern day layout and still retaining its title of being one of the fastest F1 circuits.
Where to watch
In India, the practice sessions, qualifying and the race will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. In Africa, Supersport is in charge of broadcast while in Asia and Australia, Fox Sports handles the broadcast. Canada has RDS while China telecasts the race on CCTV.
Franc relies of TF1 and Canal+ for their Formula One telecast. Germany, Austria and Switzerland have RTL Germany to thank. Italians who cannot travel to Monza will be watching on Sky Italia. Spain and Andorra have Movistar, while the United Kingdom has Channel 4 and Sky Sports. USA also shows the race on ESPN.
Tickets are mostly available on the official Formula One website.
As always, since the 1950 season, the venue for the Italian Grand Prix has been the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Also, according to the latest news, the venue will stay on until at least 2024.