• Fernando Alonso's pole was Ferrari's first since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, 30 races ago, and his last since Hungary in '09.
• Jenson Button made his first front row start since last season's Turkish GP, 23 races ago.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, Silverstone 2005 © LAT
• Monza was only the second time Alonso and Button have shared the front row, the other being at Silverstone in 2005.
• Red Bull's front row streak ended after 17 races - the fourth longest in Formula 1's history. Williams holds the all-time record at 35, from South Africa 1992 to San Marino 1994.
• Mark Webber is the only driver to have qualified a Renault-engined car in the top five at Monza in the last five years, having now achieved it twice. the first was in 2008.
• Sebastian Vettel qualified in his worst starting spot of the season, in sixth, two spots lower than his previous worst of fourth at Spa two weeks ago.
• Nico Hulkenberg started inside the top 10 for the fourth race in a row, after only making it twice in the first 10 races. Both Williams made it into the top 10 for the second race in succession.
• Robert Kubica has now made Q3 in every race for the last year. The last time he started outside the top 10 was 13th at Monza last season.
• Michael Schumacher qualified outside the top 10 at Monza for the first time.
• Fernando Alonso scored victory from pole position with fastest lap for the fourth time in his career - the previous occassions being Silverstone 2006 and Monaco and Monza 2007. Sebastian Vettel was the last driver to claim an F1 hat-trick, in the '09 British GP.
Fernando Alonso celebrates victory at Monza, 2010 © LAT
• Alonso's 24th win brought him level with Juan Manuel Fangio at eighth on the all-time list. It was also his 59th podium, equalling Nigel Mansell at eighth spot on that list.
• The Italian Grand Prix has now been won by either a Mercedes or Ferrari engine for the last nine years.
• Jenson Button scored his 30th F1 podium, the same as Juan Pablo Montoya.
• Felipe Massa is two ahead having taken his 32nd podium, equalling Jim Clark, Jacques Laffite and Jean Alesi.
• Ferrari has scored five podiums in the last four races, after scoring five in the first 10. McLaren, meanwhile, scored 11 podiums in the first 10, but just two in the last four.
• A Red Bull finished in the points for the 20th straight race. The record for a team is held by Ferrari at 55.
• Despite winning the Italian GP, Alonso was only the 14th quickest car through the speed trap, while second-placed Jenson Button was last. Fastest was Sebastien Buemi's Ferrari-powered Toro Rosso.
• The lead of the drivers' world championship changed for the third race in succession, with Mark Webber taking it back from Lewis Hamilton.
• Lewis Hamilton has retired from the last two Italian GPs with accident damange, on the last lap in 2009 and the first lap this year.
• Bruno Senna recorded his seventh retirement due to a mechanical failture this year, topping the unreliability chart ahead of Jarno Trulli who has six.