Following two very completely different races after the summer season break, the Belgian GP washout and the thrilling return of the Dutch GP, Max Verstappen has regained the lead in the F1 world drivers’ championship by three factors over Lewis Hamilton.
The ultimate leg of F1’s post-summer triple-header additionally sees the second operating of the dash race format, which means the standard weekend schedule is shaken-up on Friday and Saturday earlier than the primary grand prix on Sunday at Monza.
Whereas the second-ever dash race might be a key focus in Italy, paddock chat will even flow into on the most recent actions within the F1 driver market.
After Kimi Raikkonen’s announcement that he’ll retire from F1 on the finish of the season, Alfa Romeo has signed Valtteri Bottas as his replacement on a multi-year deal beginning in 2022.
That paved the best way for the overdue official affirmation of George Russell’s move to Mercedes as replacement for Bottas from subsequent season, and in flip Alex Albon has secured a return to the F1 grid in 2022 by joining Williams as Russell’s substitute. The Grove-based workforce additionally confirmed it’ll retain Nicholas Latifi for a 3rd season subsequent yr.
Elsewhere, AlphaTauri announced both Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will stay with the F1 workforce for 2022. The timing is becoming for Gasly who returns to Monza for the primary time since his gorgeous maiden F1 victory 12 months in the past on the Italian circuit.
Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT01, 1st place, takes victory to the delight of his workforce
Photograph by: Motorsport Images
2021 Formulation 1 Italian GP session timings and dash race particulars
F1’s dash race is basically a shortened model of a standard race, run over a shorter 100km distance and with no necessary pitstops, in comparison with F1’s ordinary 305km grand prix distance (except the Monaco GP). Here’s a full explanation on how F1’s sprint race will work.
Dash races are utilized in many different collection to boost the motion, together with in F1’s feeder collection Formulation 2, albeit with variants of its personal. For instance, in F2 the dash race is 120km and the characteristic race covers 170km, although are normally no much less thrilling.
F1’s first-ever dash race, which passed off at Silverstone, was received by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The Dutch driver overtook his world title rival on the opening lap earlier than defending his place to realize the official pole place for the grand prix, and three world championship factors for successful the dash, after Hamilton began on pole for the dash race. Hamilton picked up two factors for ending runner-up within the dash, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas gaining one level for ending in third place.
F1’s dash race on Saturday afternoon might be a simple 100km race, which tallies as much as 18 laps at Monza, with the ending order setting the ultimate grid for the grand prix on Sunday. The race is anticipated to final round half-hour, ‘timed out’ after 60 minutes in whole and if the session is red-flagged the utmost whole time of the session might be 90 minutes.
The beginning order for the dash occasion might be determined by qualifying, run within the conventional Q1, Q2 and Q3 format, and might be held on Friday night at 5pm BST. The one main change would be the drivers will solely use mushy tyres for the session.
Two follow periods will even be run on the Italian GP, one earlier than qualifying on Friday afternoon (1.30pm-2.30pm BST) and one on Saturday morning (11am-12pm BST) earlier than the sprint qualifying race which starts at 3.30pm BST on Saturday.
Drivers will even have a free alternative of tyres for the dash race with Pirelli offering a mushy, medium and arduous (at Monza this would be the center three choices in its vary: C2, C3 and C4) in addition to intermediate and moist climate tyres if wanted.
Friday tenth September 2021
Free Observe 1: 1:30pm-2:30pm BST (2:30pm-3:30pm native)
Qualifying: 500pm-6:00pm BST (6:00pm-7:00pm native)
Saturday eleventh September 2021
Free Observe 2: 11:00am-12:00pm BST (12:00pm-1:00pm native)
Dash race: 3:30pm-4:00pm BST (4:30pm-5:00pm native)
Sunday twelfth September 2021
Race: 2:00pm BST (3:00pm native)
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1, Race winner Charles Leclerc, Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 have a good time on the rostrum
Photograph by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images
How can I watch the Italian GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD
Channel numbers – Sky: 406
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports activities F1 HD)
Sky Sports activities has reside and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 race ranging from 12:30pm forward of lights out at 2:00pm.
Sky Sports activities will even broadcast the dash race reside in the UK, with the build-up to the dash ranging from 2:35pm forward of lights out at 3:30pm.
When can I watch the Italian GP highlights?
Channel: Channel 4
Begin time: Saturday dash 6:30pm, Sunday race 6:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to indicate Italian GP highlights of the dash race on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11, and Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL35, on the formation lap
Photograph by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images
Will the Italian GP be on the radio?
Stay radio protection of each follow, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season might be out there on the BBC Radio 5 Stay and 5 Stay Sports activities Additional stations or by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Italian GP will begin at 2:00pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Stay and the BBC Sport web site.
Climate forecast for the Italian GP
Monza is ready for sunny and cloudy situations all through the race weekend, with a small likelihood of rain throughout the three days of monitor motion. Highs of 28 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday – round seven levels hotter than the warmest situations on the Dutch GP.
Most F1 Italian GP wins
Michael Schumacher: 5 wins (1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)
Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Nelson Piquet: 4 wins (1980, 1983, 1986, 1987)