F1 Italian GP: practice, qualifying, race start time, TV details and betting odds

Can Ferrari secure victory in their home grand prix at Monza?

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Fans with a giant Ferrari flag at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza
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Ferrari supporters will pack the stands at Monza this weekend hopeful of seeing their team take the chequered flag in the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

After securing victory at the Belgian GP last weekend, Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel has reduced Lewis Hamilton’s lead at the top of the title race to 17 points. However, Mercedes have won the previous four races in Italy and last year secured a 1-2 with Hamilton first and Valtteri Bottas second.

The pressure will be on Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen to bring home Ferrari’s first win at Monza for eight years.

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F1 Italian Grand Prix

  • When: Sunday 2 September
  • Where: Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • Race start time: 2.10pm on Sunday (UK time)
  • 2017 podium: 1st Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2nd Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), 3rd Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

Monza circuit guide

  • First grand prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.793km
  • Race distance: 306.72km
  • Lap record: 1:21.046 by Rubens Barrichello in 2004
  • More details: f1.com

Italian GP on-track schedule

When is practice for the Italian GP?

On Friday 31 August there are two practice sessions at Monza. Practice one starts at 10am and practice two starts at 2pm. Saturday’s practice three session starts at 11am.

When is Italian GP qualifying?

Qualifying at Monza starts at 2pm on Saturday 1 September.

When is the race and what time does it start?

The race is on Sunday 2 September and it starts at 2.10pm (UK time).

Italian GP betting odds

Best prices according to Oddschecker, as of 30 August.

To win the Italian GP

  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 10/11
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 2/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 13/2
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 10/1
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 20/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull): 66/1

How to watch the Italian GP on TV

Sky Sports F1 will show live coverage from practice, qualifying and the race at Monza. Channel 4 will show highlights.

Sky Sports F1’s Italian GP schedule

Friday 31 August

  • 9.45am: Italian GP practice one build-up
  • 10am: Italian GP practice one live
  • 1.45pm: Italian GP practice two build-up
  • 2pm: Italian GP practice two live

Saturday 1 September

  • 10.45am: Italian GP practice three build-up
  • 11am: Italian GP practice three live
  • 1pm: Italian GP qualifying build-up
  • 2pm: Italian GP qualifying live
  • 4.55pm: The F1 Show
  • 8.25pm: Ted’s Qualifying Notebook

Sunday 2 September

  • 12.30pm: Italian GP Pit Lane live
  • 1.30pm: Italian GP On The Grid
  • 2.10pm: F1 Italian Grand Prix live
  • 4.30pm: Italian GP Paddock
  • 6.35pm: Italian GP race replay

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