4 Facts About Italian Grand Prix

1. The 1981 Italian Grand Prix was won by rising star Alain Prost, and that race saw Briton John Watson have a huge accident at the second Lesmo Curve which took out Italian Michele Alboreto.

2. The Italian Grand Prix went on a three-year hiatus until the 1931 race, held in late May instead of the traditional early September, was won by Giuseppe Campari and Tazio Nuvolari, sharing an Alfa Romeo.

3. The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938.

4. Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the Formula One calendar.