Friday, September 9, 2011

Italian Grand Prix 2011 Live Stream Formula 1 Monza Autodromo Nazionale

The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The race is closely associated with the course at Monza, which was built in 1922.

This live feed is at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix:

Italian Grand Prix Live Stream

Event Information:

The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938. It was designated the European Grand Prix seven times between 1923 and 1967, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. The Italian Grand Prix was also one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix.

The Italian Grand Prix in recent years has been labelled as a jinx to the winning driver. Over the past two decades, only Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have won the Italian Grand Prix and gone on to win the world championship in the same year. The last year that the winner of the Italian Grand Prix won the world championship in the same year is 2003. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a race track located near the town of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy. The circuit's biggest event is the Formula One Italian Grand Prix, having hosted the event since the sport's inception, and is known as the home of the Tifosi, supporters of Italian team Scuderia Ferrari.

Built in the Royal Villa of Monza park in a woodland setting, the site has three tracks – the 5.793 kilometres (3.600 mi) Grand Prix track, the 2.405 kilometres (1.494 mi) Junior track, and a decaying 4.250 kilometres (2.641 mi) high speed track with steep bankings. Major features of the main track include the Curva di Lesmo, the Curva Parabolica, and the Variante Ascari. The high speed curve, Curva Grande, is located after a slow corner, but usually taken flat out by Grand Prix cars.