Trackguide: you need to know about Monza
Posted on 04-09-2015 at 12:00 am by mauritsh – 20 Comments”
Along with Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps, belgium, this is the classic on the F1 calendar. Traditionally, Monza in addition, the track where the highest top speeds to be achieved. Autoblog takes you for a lap around the track, including video footage and anecdotes! Enjoy man.
Monza is the fastest circuit on the calendar, both as average speed if what speed. For us Dutch it means that are actually also bad news, because the Toro Rosso of ‘our Max’ excels well not bepaad as top end power. About Spa, however, we were also skeptical, and that was ultimately a good race, so it is better to speculate we are not too much.
In a very distant past was the race on a oval track race. That oval track is still there, but is nowadays only for bold photo shoots.
Variante del Rettifilo
With a speed above 350 km/h, hurtling the riders in the first long straight piece. Used to lower the speeds by the way, what higher. In the mighty V10 era, the drivers all slipstreamend at speeds over 370 km/h. The first corner of the track (Variante del Rettifilo) is very slow and that also touch on the brakes. The chicane is right-left with a kilometertje or 85 per hour. Jos Verstappen and Ricardo Zonta will do it to you (movie).
In the past the first bend at Monza actually a double left-right chicane. Mika Hakkinen made here in 1999, a schakelfoutje and rolled into the gravel in. Later, sitting the other so cool Fin to cry in the bushes.
Not a very exciting turn, this fast court. Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso had twice a hot tête-à-tête (video), at a speed of 320+ km/h. Also went this year just before the Curva Grande is surely wrong in the Formula 3 (movie). Intense shizzle.
Variante della Roggia
Once again, a slow chicane that the drivers force of 330+ km/h to slow down to about 120 km/h. That especially in the early stages of a race, good things can go wrong, were, among others, Jarno Trulli, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard in 2000 (movie). In this biting crash was unfortunately a marshal struck by a loose wheel. Further was a miracle no one injured. Even Pedro de la Rosa, who with his Arrows flew high through the air flew.
Curve di Lesmo
Two rechterbochten, which together are known as Lesmo. The first is slightly slower than the second and it is especially for the latest on how far the riders have to come on the curbstones glide.
On the way to the Variante Ascari, the drivers on a semi-straight piece under a bridge. This bridge is a part of the old oval track of Monza, where the current circuit later around it and under it is built. The bend is vernoemden to Alberto Ascari, in 1955, at which place he died. Some believed that his path was crossed by a black cat, others suspected that his flapping tie(?!) to him the sight took away. Indeed, the brand Ascari was to the death raceheld named.
Anyway: a left-right-left combination where hard braking is necessary. The last right-to-left can, however, move the throttle to be taken.
To one of the most famous corners from racing: the Curva Parabolica. A tricky corner that many casualties, including Wolfgang von Trips and Jochen Rindt.
The apex of this curve, that sharp start and quickly widened end, is pretty hard to find. Your scribent was not averse to what simracerij on the pc, but got the Parabolica but difficult to master. That stings still a little.
After this curve is due to the long straight piece. That also that the necessary issues can bring, proven Pierluigi Martini and Christian Fittipaldi in 1993 (video).