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Italian Grand Prix 2021

Video: The secrets of the historic Monza circuit

Follow Rudy van Buren as he takes you on a flying lap around the home of Italian motorsport, the historic 'Temple of Speed' at Monza.

Formula 1 heads to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, an event that has been held every single year since the inaugural Championship back in 1950.

Monza has only missed one year since then, when the Italian GP was held at Imola in 1980. But, aside from that, Formula 1 has visited the 'Temple of Speed' every year for the best part of three quarters of a century.

While the modern-day Monza is quite different to the banked monster that greeted the drivers in 1950, it remains the fastest track in Formula 1 and represents a fascinating balance between old-school speed and risk with modern-day safety standards.

Last year, Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix for AlphaTauri, marking a return to the top for the Italian team for the first time since the same event in 2008. While a repeat performance is not hugely likely, the Italian fans have plenty to cheer on as AlphaTauri, Scuderia Ferrari and Alfa Romeo with Antonio Giovinazzi all represent the nation on the grid.

For an in-depth view at the Monza circuit, join us, along with World's Fastest Gamer and current Porsche Cup star Rudy Van Buren, as we go onboard for a guided lap of the Italian track.

F1 2021 Italian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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