Sebastian Vettel ended a 16-year winless run for Renault-engined cars at Monza thanks to his commanding performance in last weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Not since Johnny Herbert's 1995 victory in a Renault-powered Benetton had the French manufacturer tasted success at Monza, while Jean Alesi in 1997 was the most recent driver to start a grand prix from pole position with such an engine at the track.
Herbert was the last Renault-powered winner at Monza © LAT
The German's win also went some way to erasing the Monza curse from Red Bull's history. Prior to last weekend the team had never had a pole, a win, a podium, or even a lap in front at the circuit. Vettel overturned all four statistics emphatically.
Vettel's pole was his 25th in Formula 1 from just 75 starts - making it one every three races. His victory was the 18th of his grand prix career, putting him equal 13th in the all-time list with Kimi Raikkonen. His 31st career podium equalled Jack Brabham in 28th spot.
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