"After a tough weekend in Belgium, our attention is now fully focused on the next race at Monza. We have a quick car but we have not delivered our full potential in recent races and that must be our target this weekend. It’s no less than the people at Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart deserve, with everyone working flat out to ensure we finish the job this season. Of course, Spa was a reminder to us as a team that our competition are never far away and we must continue to tackle every weekend as if it could be the defining moment of our season. Monza is a fantastic venue – a legendary circuit with incredible fans and a truly great standing in motorsport history. When the Silver Arrows first took on the Italian Grand Prix back in the 1950s it could not have been a better story, with victories in both races. We approach this weekend with a repeat of that achievement firmly in our sights."
3 September 1950 – 64 Years Ago:
The inaugural Formula One Italian Grand Prix is held at the 6.3 km Autodromo di Monza circuit
1955 Italian Grand Prix – 59 Years Ago:
Juan Manuel Fangio makes it two victories from two Formula One Italian Grands Prix for Mercedes-Benz with his second consecutive Monza win at the wheel of the W 196 R
2005 Italian Grand Prix – Nine Years Ago:
Juan Pablo Montoya takes both the 50th victory and 50th pole position for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One