Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Preview: Tyres, DRS, Weather and Session Times

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Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Preview: Tyres, DRS, Weather and Session Times
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Formula One returns this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

The Italian Grand Prix has been on the F1 calendar since the world championship began in 1950. Including non-championship events going back to 1921, this will be the 83rd race to bear the name.

And this weekend's host, Monza, has been the venue for every race bar one. No circuit has hosted more F1 Grands Prix.

Michael Schumacher holds five wins here, the world record. Of the current crop of drivers, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are tied for the mosttwo wins apiece.

The teams which can afford to produce a special "Monza-spec" aerodynamic package with unique parts to suit the low downforce requirements of the circuit.

It's not dissimilar to that used at Spa, so Red Bull and Ferrari will go into the weekend with the most confidence.

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