La Pista Magica you have to know that
The route: The tempo temple! Faster, it’s virtually not in the formula 1. 5.793 kilometers is the course long – more than three quarters of which are the drivers with the foot to the stop on the accelerator pedal. The locals call them La Pista Magica, but a magical name will no longer be officially belonged to a magical name. The legendary parabolica at the end of a round is renamed in Curva Alboreto – in honor of the 20 years ago on the Lausitzring Deadly jerked Italian race driver Michele Alboreto.
Required in Monza pilots like cars alike. The engine at maximum speeds of more than 360 km / h, the drivers in wheel-to-wheel duels under full throttle. There are only eleven curves, which also says a lot, the brakes also work hard.
A building of the 20s
The location: Anyone who wants to the Autromo Nazionale di Monza must drive the royal park of Monza. Because in it the route is embedded: myth meets picturesque. 110 days took the construction of the course at the beginning of the 1920s of the last century. 3500 workers were in use. From Milan, the course is about 20 kilometers away.
The statistics: Michael Schumacher made what every Ferrari driver dreams. He won with the Scuderia in Monza, five times even. Just as often, but once in the McLaren and four times in Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton won in Monza. Max stapping could never win there.
Vettel’s first success
The unforgotten race: only one? No. From a German point of view, in addition to the Fünferpack of Schumacher remains undoubtedly the first Grand Prix success of Sebastian Vettel in memory. 2008 in his 22nd Grand Prix Rast Vettel in the rain to victory, at the wheel of a Toro Rosso. But there would also be the unbelievable comeback of Niki Lauda. In 1976, the Austrians joined the Nürburgring in Monza just 42 days after his fire accident and came to fourth place. Or the race five years before: Peter Gethin won with 0.01 second lead. 25 times had changed the lead, the fifth placed was not more than 0.6 seconds in the finish.
Mercedes wants to fight back in the Tempo Temple of Monza
That’s how it ran in the previous year: also a race that will not forget so quickly. And not even because it was the 999 race of Ferrari. The cars of Scuderia – in a sat Sebastian Vettel – did not even go to the finish. Lewis Hamilton’s oversight warning signs and was punished, the victory secured Sensational Pierre Gasly from the Team Alpha Tauri – the once called Toro Rosso.