The Monza circuit will host the 14th race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship from 2 to 4 September.
Known the world over as the Temple of Speed, the Monza Autodrome was built in 1922 to host the Italian Grand Prix, which had previously been held at the semi-permanent circuit in Montichiari. In the 1970s, 3 chicanes were introduced to slow the high-performance single-seaters down.
The Monza track puts the braking systems on the single-seaters to the test. The long straightaways and the lack of aerodynamic load, which reduces the possibility of efficiently unloading braking torque to the ground, make the braking sections violent and very difficult to manage.
According to Brembo technicians, who classified the 21 World Championship tracks on a scale of 1 to 10, the Monza circuit is in the category of tracks that present a high level of difficulty for the brakes. This historical Italian race track earned an 8 on the difficulty index, which oddly enough is the same score assigned to the
Sochi track, the site of the most recent World Champion race.