The circus heads to Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, home of the tifosi, who are all hoping to see Ferrari continue to close in on McLaren in the world championship. With four drivers capable of winning, there could be a tougher fight in prospect than the locals wish for.
The Italian Grand Prix is regarded as the last remaining true, low downforce circuit: the long straights and fast corners ensuring that low drag is dominant. With sizeable kerbs, aggressive driving is a requirement, though being too aggressive will result in broken suspensions. Mistakes yield overtaking opportunities, particularly as the low downforce settings mean that grip is at a premium.
Besides efficient aerodynamics, there is a significant benefit from a powerful engine, with peak power more important than traction in this instance. Brakes will be subject to high wear, so there will be some long brake pedals late in the race - probably resulting in a couple of retirements.