Monza is an iconic 5.8km oval racetrack located in northern Italy, known for its long straights, technical chicanes and various track configurations.
Nearest track of a similar category is Imola (236 kilometers away).
The Monza circuit is one of the oldest Formula 1 tracks in the world and was built in 1922.
The track is the fastest circuit in Formula 1 history and has the highest top speed of any track on the calendar.
Monza has a unique feature of a banked oval circuit, known as the "Autodromo Nazionale Monza".
The circuit is also home to the longest straight in Formula 1, which measures at 1.5 miles or 2.4 km.
The longest Grand Prix to be held at Monza lasted 2 hours, while the shortest time was the record set in 2003 – 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Every year, millions of fans attend the event to witness the greatest racing spectacle in the world.
The Monza circuit was used briefly in the 1971 movie Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen and directed by John Sturges.
The circuit also hosted the first round of the World Motorcycle Championship in 1971.
The fastest lap ever recorded at Monza was set in 2004, when Kimi Raikkonen lapped the track in 1:19.128.
The circuit has a special tunnel – known as the “Tunnel of Champions” – that was dug under the race track in 1955 to allow the drivers an easy access to the podium during the victory ceremony.