And this weekend, the class of 2016 will do battle through such iconic sweeps as Curva Grande, Curva di Lesmo, Variante Ascari and Curva Parabolica.
With the 66th Italian Grand Prix a few days away, we’ve looked back over races of yore and picked out one classic from each complete decade since World Championship Grand Prix racing first arrived at Monza in 1950.
The final round of the 1956 produced a championship showdown you simply could not have made up. Poleman Juan Fangio’s Lancia-Ferrari D50 broke a steering arm, the team trying – and failing – to persuade Luigi Musso to hand over his healthy stead to the Argentinian, who stood on the brink of a fourth world title – unless Peter Collins could win and take fastest lap. Unthinkably, Collins handed over his D50 to Fangio, thereby spoiling his own title chances. Fangio brought Collins’ car home in second, behind the winning Maserati 250F of Stirling Moss, another crown guaranteed.