Italian Grand Prix: Facts & Stats


Reuters compiler facts and statistics for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix, the 14th race of the 21-round Formula 1 World Championship.

  • Lap distance: 5.793km. Total distance: 306.72km (53 laps)
  • Race lap record: One minute 21.046 seconds. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Ferrari, 2004.
  • 2015 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:23.397
  • 2015 winner: Hamilton
  • Start time: 1200 GMT (1400 local)


  • Champions Mercedes have won 44 of the last 51 races and 12 of this season’s 13.
  • Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg have won six each. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is the other winner this season.
  • Hamilton has 49 career victories. The Briton is third in the all-time list behind Schumacher (91) and Alain Prost (51), and seven ahead of Ferrari’s four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel.
  • McLaren’s Fernando Alonso has 32 wins, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Rosberg 20 and McLaren’s Jenson Button 15.
  • Rosberg has more victories than any other non-champion in the history of the sport.
  • Ferrari have won 224 races in total, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 57, Red Bull 51. McLaren last won in 2012.

Pole Position

  • Mercedes have been on pole in 48 of the last 51 races and all but one of this season’s grands prix.
  • Hamilton has 55 career poles and is third on the all-time list behind Schumacher (68) and Ayrton Senna (65). Vettel has 46, Rosberg 28.


  • Sauber (Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr) are the only team yet to score a point in 2016.
  • Renault’s Jolyon Palmer, Haas’s Esteban Gutierrez and Manor’s Esteban Ocon have yet to open their accounts.
  • Hamilton has won at Monza for the past two years and three times in total. The last to win there three times in a row was Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio in 1953-55.
  • The winner at Monza has ended the season as champion in four of the last five years.
  • A win by Vettel on Sunday would make him only the second driver, and first since Britain’s Stirling Moss in the 1950s, to win at Monza with three different teams.
  • He has done so previously with Toro Rosso (2008) and Red Bull (2011 and 2013).
  • The Italian and British Grands Prix are the only ones to have featured every year since the championship started in 1950.
  • The Italian race has always been staged at Monza, with one exception — at Imola in 1980.
  • Monza holds the record for Formula One’s fastest lap, an average of 262.242 kph set by Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya before qualifying in 2004.
  • The race has been won from pole position nine times in the last 11 years and 13 of the last 17.
  • Michael Schumacher won a record five times at Monza, all with Ferrari — who have 18 wins at the track, more than any other team.


  • Hamilton can become only the third driver to win 50 races this weekend.