12 Mega Monza Stats!
Get clued up on the key stats heading in to the 6 Hours of Monza!
1. Both Toyota #7 and Porsche #92 won from pole position at Monza 2021, marking the 100th wins from pole position across all #WEC classes combined.
2. Before Monza 2021, AF Corse #83 had only ever won at circuits beginning with the letter ‘S’ – its five wins coming in Shanghai, Silverstone and Spa. It then won at Monza, Le Mans and Bahrain, before going back to its roots in 2022, winning LMP2 Pro-Am at Sebring and Spa.
3. Peugeot make their WEC debut at Monza 2022, set to become the 18th team to appear in the top class, the 5th Hybrid manufacturer, and first new factory marque since Nissan in 2015.
4. 38 entrants at Monza 2022 is the second-most ever at a #WEC race outside of Le Mans, one more than #6hSpa 2022’s 37 cars.
5. Monza 2022 is only the second #WEC race to be staged on the 10th day of a month, after Shanghai in 2019. That race saw Jota Sport win LMP2, and TF Sport win GTE Am, with both of these teams also victorious last time out in Le Mans.
6. 49 of the 109 drivers set to compete at Monza 2022 did not participate in the Italian round in 2021.
7. Nine of the 11 winners at Monza return in 2022, with the race’s two Swiss winners missing – Fabio Scherer (LMP2) and Neel Jani (GTE Pro). 2021 GTE Am winners Perrodo, Nielsen and Rovera are back in a different class, currently leading the LMP2 Pro-Am standings.
8. Italian-flagged cars are as well represented at Monza as in 2021, with eight cars present, or just over one-fifth of the whole field. The split in 2021 was two GTE Pro cars, and six in GTE Am, whilst in 2022 there are two cars in LMP2, two in Pro, and four in Am.
9. 11 Italian drivers are set to compete at Monza 2022 – Colombo, Rovera, Pier Guidi, Fuoco, Bruni, Cairoli, Castellacci, Schiavoni, Cressoni, Fisichella and Pera. Two fewer than their 13 drivers who competed at home in 2021.
10. Just three points separate Alpine’s Andre Negrao, Nico Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere from Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa in the overall standings – the smallest points gap from 1st to 2nd in the Hypercar era.
11. AF Corse #83 won GTE Am at Monza 2021 from P15 in class, which at the time was a record for the lowest position any #WEC car has won from. This record was broken at Le Mans 2022 by TF Sport #33, which claimed victory after starting from 19th place.
12. Italian drivers have combined for 66 #WEC victories, across the four main categories, which is the third-most of all nations. Their drivers have also achieved a combined six class titles – four in GTE Pro and two in GTE Am, which is the fourth-most of all nations.
With thanks to Alex Harrison WECData