The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on 4 September 1921 at Brescia. However, the race is more closely associated with the course at Monza, which was built in 1922 in time for that year's race, and has been the location for most of the races over the years.
The 1923 race included one of Harry A. Miller's rare European appearances with his single seat "American Miller 122" driven by Count Louis Zborowski of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame.
The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938. It was designated the European Grand Prix seven times between 1923 and 1967, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. The Italian Grand Prix was also one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix. Every Formula One Italian Grand Prix since 1950 has been held at Monza (except in 1980, when it was held at Imola).
After winning the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1 racing at the end of the 2006 season. Kimi Räikkönen replaced him at Ferrari from the start of the 2007 season. At the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix. Aged 21 years and 74 days, Vettel broke the record set by Fernando Alonso at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix by 317 days as he won in wet conditions at Monza. Vettel led for the majority of the Grand Prix and crossed the finish line 12.5 seconds ahead of McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen. Earlier in the weekend, he had already become the youngest polesitter, after setting the fastest times in both Q2 and Q3 qualifying stages. His win also gave him the record of youngest podium-finisher. Uncertainty grew over the fact that Monza would continue to host the race as Rome had signed a deal to host Formula One from 2012. On 18 March 2010 however, Bernie Ecclestone and the Monza track managers signed a deal which meant that the race will be held there until at least 2016.
The Italian Grand Prix in recent years has been labelled as a jinx to the winning driver. For 7 straight races from 2004-2010, no driver was able to win the Italian Grand Prix and the championship in the same year. Over the past two decades, only three drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix and gone on to win the world championship in the same year: Ayrton Senna in 1990, Michael Schumacher in 2000 and 2003 and Sebastian Vettel in 2011. A total of 12 Italian drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix; 10 before World War II and 3 when it was part of the Formula One world championship. Alberto Ascari won the race 3 times (once before Formula One and twice during the Formula One championship). Michael Schumacher has won it 5 times and Nelson Piquet won 4 times. Ferrari have won their home Grand Prix 19 times.
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... A cream background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship ... Year Driver Constructor Location Report 2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Monza Road Circuit Report 2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report 2010 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Report 2009 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes Report 2008 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari Report 2007 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes Report 2006 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report 2005 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Report 2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Report 2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report 2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Report 2001 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW Report 2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report 1999 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda Report 1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report 1997 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report 1996 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report 1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault Report 1994 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Report 1993 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Report 1992 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report 1991 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Report 1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report 1989 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report 1988 Gerhard Berger Ferrari Report 1987 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Report 1986 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Report 1985 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report 1984 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report 1983 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report 1982 René Arnoux Renault Report 1981 Alain Prost Renault Report 1980 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Imola Report 1979 Jody Scheckter Ferrari Monza Road Circuit Report 1978 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Report 1977 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report 1976 Ronnie Peterson March-Ford Report 1975 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report 1974 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report 1973 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report 1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report 1971 Peter Gethin BRM Report 1970 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report 1969 Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Report 1968 Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report 1967 John Surtees Honda Report 1966 Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Report 1965 Jackie Stewart BRM Report 1964 John Surtees Ferrari Report 1963 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report 1962 Graham Hill BRM Report 1961 Phil Hill Ferrari Monza Full Circuit Report 1960 Phil Hill Ferrari Report 1959 Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Monza Road Circuit Report 1958 Tony Brooks Vanwall Report 1957 Stirling Moss Vanwall Report 1956 Stirling Moss Maserati Monza Full Circuit Report 1955 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Report 1954 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Monza Road Circuit Report 1953 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report 1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report 1951 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report 1950 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report 1949 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Monza Road Circuit Report 1948 Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Valentino Park Report 1947 Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Milan Report 1946 - 1939 Not held 1938 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Monza Florio Circuit Report 1937 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Livorno Report 1936 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Monza Florio Circuit Report 1935 Hans Stuck Auto Union Report 1934 Luigi Fagioli Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Monza Florio Circuit Report 1933 Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo Monza Full Circuit Report 1932 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Monza Full Circuit Report 1931 Giuseppe Campari Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report 1930 Not held 1929 Not held 1928 Louis Chiron Bugatti Monza Full Circuit Report 1927 Robert Benoist Delage Report 1926 Louis Charavel Bugatti Report 1925 Gastone Brilli-Peri Alfa Romeo Report 1924 Antonio Ascari Alfa Romeo Report 1923 Carlo Salamano Fiat Report 1922 Pietro Bordino Fiat Report 1921 Jules Goux Ballot Brescia Report ...
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... First win Last win Notes 1 ITA Ferrari 219 1950– 1951 British Grand Prix 2012 German Grand Prix 2 GBR McLaren 182 1966– 1968 Belgian Grand Prix 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix 3 GBR Williams 114 1975 ...
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