Monza hosted F1’s second dash race on Saturday afternoon, which was won by Valtteri Bottas ahead of world championship leader Max Verstappen. However, with the Mercedes driver taking a grid penalty for an influence unit change this weekend, Verstappen will begin the Italian GP from pole with the Finn in the back of the grid.
Lewis Hamilton endured a troublesome dash race at Monza, dropping from second place to fifth on the end, after a poor start meant he lost positions to F1 world title rival Verstappen plus each McLaren drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
Because of this, Verstappen has edged his championship result in 5 factors over Hamilton, due to the 2 factors he secured for ending runner-up within the dash race, as Bottas secured the complete three factors and Ricciardo the only level with third place.
After an eventful begin to the dash race, with Pierre Gasly crashing out after shedding his entrance wing following contact with Ricciardo’s McLaren, the motion was comparatively restricted, which led to Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez criticising the format by calling it “very boring”.
Method 1 managing director Ross Brawn has come out in support of the sprint race format by insisting it provided “plenty of action” because the sequence continues with its new format experiment at chosen rounds in 2021.
The dash race outcomes and subsequent penalties utilized set the grid for Sunday’s Italian GP, which suggests Verstappen will begin from pole place with Ricciardo in second, Norris in third and Hamilton in fourth place.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will begin from fifth forward of team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr, with Antonio Giovinazzi equalling his greatest qualifying outcome with seventh place for Alfa Romeo.
Perez will begin from eighth place for Purple Bull as Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso full the highest 10.
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521, Esteban Ocon, Alpine A521
Picture by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
When is the F1 Italian Grand Prix?
Date: Sunday twelfth September 2021
Begin time: 2:00pm BST, 3:00pm native time
The 14th spherical of the 2021 F1 season, the Italian GP at Monza, will get underway at 3pm native time (2pm BST) on Sunday twelfth September.
How can I watch the Italian GP?
In the UK, Sky Sports activities shall be stay broadcasting the Italian GP, with the race proven stay on Sky Sports activities F1.
Sky Sports activities F1 pre-race protection shall be beginning at 12:30pm BST forward of the race begin at 2:00pm BST.
• Channel: Sky Sports activities F1
• Begin time: 12:30pm BST, Sunday twelfth September
Autosport shall be working stay textual content protection of the Italian GP here.
When can I watch the Italian GP highlights?
In the UK, Channel 4 can also be broadcasting highlights of the Italian GP at 6:30pm BST on Sunday. The total programme will run for two-and-a-half hours, protecting the pre-race, the race highlights and the preliminary post-race response to wrap up the main speaking factors of the weekend.
For the whole 2021 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of each qualifying and race on the Saturday and Sunday of every occasion. The highlights can even be out there on Channel 4’s on demand catch up companies.
· Channel: Channel 4
· Begin time: 6:30pm BST, Sunday twelfth September
Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21, and the rest of the sphere initially
Picture by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
Will the Italian GP be on the radio?
Stay radio protection of each apply, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season shall be out there on the BBC Radio 5 Stay and 5 Stay Sports activities Additional stations and the by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Stay protection of the Italian GP will begin at 2:00pm BST on each BBC Radio 5 Stay and the BBC Sport web site, out there on-line, on radio and on the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for the Italian GP
Present climate forecasts predict sunny and dry situations at Monza, with a really low likelihood of rain throughout the race. The temperature is predicted to be 28 levels Celsius for the beginning of the race – seven levels hotter than the Dutch GP.
What number of laps is the Italian GP?
The race is scheduled to finish 53 laps of the Monza circuit, protecting a complete race distance of 306.720km.