Red Bull taking different set-up approach to rival teams at Monza

The set-up in Monza needs to be angled towards maximising straight-line speed.

Seven of the 10 teams have made alterations to their cars to make them more suitable to the Monza Circuit.

The Italian Grand Prix has been held at Monza every year since 1950, apart from 1980, when Imola was the host.

The track has undergone multiple changes over the years, one of which is the disappearance of the famous banked corner, which can still be visited today.

There were issues building the track just north of Milan initially, and that was due to the sheer amount of deforestation that was required to build it.

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Since then though, trees aplenty have grown around the racetrack, with racing and nature coming together to encapsulate one of the greatest venues in the world of sport.

What makes it so unique is the fact that it has so many straights, so the set-up is completely different to what we would expect at the last race in Zandvoort, for example.

Monza holds many speed records in Formula 1. Rubens Barrichello set the highest average fastest lap speed in 2004 with Ferrari, a year after team-mate Michael Schumacher achieved the highest average speed over the course of the race distance.

There were 41 passes for the lead in 1965 – the most in history – and two years ago, Sir Lewis Hamilton took pole position with the highest average lap speed ever recorded.

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It is not home to the fastest speed ever recorded at a race though; that belongs to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where Valtteri Bottas clocked a speed of 272.5kmh down the home straight at the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix.

The Finn had already set the fastest-ever qualifying top speed in Baku earlier that year, but in terms of speed throughout the entire lap, there is nowhere quite like Monza.

As a result, some radical wing changes are often needed, and the majority of the teams have introduced some changes this weekend.

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McLaren, Mercedes and Aston Martin have all introduced new-look front and rear wings to capitalise on the long straights, while Ferrari, Williams and Alpine have made changes to their beam wings.

Red Bull will run new rear wings on the cars driven by Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez but, interestingly, their wings are not quite as skinny as we would expect.

Their flap chord has had a redesign to reduce the level of drag they experience on the straight.