F1 Fastest Laps - Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Brogan

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A list of all fastest laps achieved during the race for all F1 World Championship races held at Monza.

Monza has been part of the championship since 1950 (except 1980) but the circuit has undergone some changes.

YearTimeDriver
19502:00.000Juan Manuel Fangio
19511:56.500Nino Farina
19522:06.100Alberto Ascari & José Froilán González
19532:04.500Juan Manuel Fangio
19542:00.800José Froilán González
19552:46.900Stirling Moss
19562:45.500Stirling Moss
19571:43.700Tony Brooks
19581:42.900Phil Hill
19591:40.400Phil Hill
19602:43.600Phil Hill
19612:48.400Giancarlo Baghetti
19621:42.300Graham Hill
19631:38.900Jim Clark
19641:38.800John Surtees
19651:36.400Jim Clark
19661:32.400Ludovico Scarfiotti
19671:28.500Jim Clark
19681:26.500Jackie Oliver
19691:25.200Jean-Pierre Beltoise
19701:25.200Clay Regazzoni
19711:23.800Henri Pescarolo
19721:36.300Jacky Ickx
19731:35.300Jackie Stewart
19741:34.200Carlos Pace
19751:33.100Clay Regazzoni
19761:41.300Ronnie Peterson
19771:39.100Mario Andretti
19781:38.230Mario Andretti
19791:35.600Clay Regazzoni
19811:37.528Carlos Reutemann
19821:33.619René Arnoux
19831:34.431Nelson Piquet
19841:31.912Niki Lauda
19851:28.283Nigel Mansell
19861:28.099Teo Fabi
19871:26.796Ayrton Senna
19881:29.070Michele Alboreto
19891:28.107Alain Prost
19901:26.254Ayrton Senna
19911:26.061Ayrton Senna
19921:26.119Nigel Mansell
19931:23.575Damon Hill
19941:25.930Damon Hill
19951:26.419Gerhard Berger
19961:26.110Michael Schumacher
19971:24.808Mika Häkkinen
19981:25.139Mika Häkkinen
19991:25.579Ralf Schumacher
20001:25.595Mika Häkkinen
20011:25.073Ralf Schumacher
20021:23.657Rubens Barrichello
20031:21.832Michael Schumacher
20041:21.046Rubens Barrichello
20051:21.504Kimi Räikkönen
20061:22.559Kimi Räikkönen
20071:22.871Fernando Alonso
20081:28.047Kimi Räikkönen
20091:24.739Adrian Sutil

A chart plotting the fastest laps with some specific times highlighed.
f1_fastest_laps_monza.png
 

Brogan

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I'm not sure if it's just coincidence but there's an increase in the fastest lap time from 1971 to 1972 of 12.5 seconds for Monza and 17.8 seconds for Monaco.

Did anything occur between these 2 years which would account for the significant increase?
Or were they both wet races perhaps?
 

Galahad

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Again, Monza has been far from unchanged down the years.

1955: Curva Vialone replaced by Parabolica (shorter lap and faster corner)

1955, 1956, 1960, 1961: Grands Prix were held on the combined road/oval course, dramatically increasing the length of the lap.

1972: Chicane added on the main straight and at Ascari.

1974: Ascari Chicane opened out.

1976: Rettifilio double chicane replaces the chicane on the main straight; Roggia chicane added.

1994: Second Lesmo corner tightened.

1995: Roggia chicane and Lesmo corners reprofiled for greater runoff.

2000: Rettifilio replaced by current very tight right-left chicane

Source: http://theracingline.net/racingcircuits/racingcircuits/
 

cider_and_toast

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These graphs briliantly illustrate the effects of rule changes and car development in F1. Isn't it interesting how the profile of the Monza fastest laps is almost identical to the profile of the overtaking graph from 1983 onwards.
 

Brogan

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Again, thanks for the list of changes, GM.
I'll make a note of the link for the next circuit I do.

I was aware of the 4 races held on the combined road/oval course which accounts for the significantly longer lap time.

So the 2 chicanes added in 1972 account for the large increase in lap time of 12.5 seconds from 1971.

Same goes for 1975 to 1976.
 

Brogan

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cider_and_toast said:
These graphs briliantly illustrate the effects of rule changes and car development in F1. Isn't it interesting how the profile of the Monza fastest laps is almost identical to the profile of the overtaking graph from 1983 onwards.
I was thinking exactly the same thing c_a_t.

I'll do an overlay at some point so we can see just how close they are.
 
Brogan said:
I'm not sure if it's just coincidence but there's an increase in the fastest lap time from 1971 to 1972 of 12.5 seconds for Monza and 17.8 seconds for Monaco.

Did anything occur between these 2 years which would account for the significant increase?
Or were they both wet races perhaps?
Monaco 1972 was very wet - Jean-Pierre Beltoise won his only GP.
 

Brogan

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Brian_W_Lawrence said:
Brogan said:
I'm not sure if it's just coincidence but there's an increase in the fastest lap time from 1971 to 1972 of 12.5 seconds for Monza and 17.8 seconds for Monaco.

Did anything occur between these 2 years which would account for the significant increase?
Or were they both wet races perhaps?
Monaco 1972 was very wet - Jean-Pierre Beltoise won his only GP.
That explains it then, thanks Brian.

It's quite addictive this stat's stuff :D
 
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