Formula 1 rolls into Italy this weekend for the final European round of the season at the famed Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the outskirts of Milan.
The days of racing around the famous banking may be long gone, but Monza still remains one of the most fearsome and unique challenges on the F1 calendar thanks to its high-speed straights and challenge corners such as Parabolica and the two Lesmos.
Lewis Hamilton will be chasing his third victory at Monza this weekend. Following his dominant display in the Belgian Grand Prix, the Briton remains the man to beat, now enjoying a 28-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship with eight races to go.
Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg arrives in Italy having become a father for the first time earlier this week, and he will be hoping to charge this good feeling into a strong performance this weekend.
Both will be keen to start the weekend in the best possible fashion in the first free practice session, which takes place on Friday morning.
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