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Where to watch the 2021 F1 Italian Grand Prix

Formula 1 circus moves on to Monza for the Italian GP between September 10-12. Find out out to watch the Italian GP in the UK, Australia and the USA with session times where you are

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Formuła 1 swaggered through Zandvoort in one of the best events on the calendar, but now the F1 circus moves onto the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, so make sure you know where to watch all the action. 

Max Verstappen took victory at the Dutch GP and leads the F1 Drivers’ Championship heading into the Italian GP, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton aiming to claw back his advantage at Monza with the Sprint Race making a return to proceedings. 

In 2020, Pierre Gasly took a magnificent win at the Italian GP in Monza. Could we see a similar ending on Sunday? 

When does the Italian GP take place? 

The Formula 1 race weekend will be a little bit different, but similar to what we saw at the British Grand Prix. Friday hosts a one-hour practice session before qualifying later in the afternoon. Saturday will also see another 60 minute practice session, before the sprint qualifying race which will determine the starting grid. Sunday is then designated for the race as is standard.

The full detailed schedule is as follows 

DateSessionUK Time (BST)US Time (ET)
Friday, September 10Practice 113:30-14:30 BST08:30-09:30 ET
Friday, September 10Qualifying17:00-18:00 BST12:00-13:00 ET
Saturday, September 11Practice 211:00-12:00 BST06:00-07:00 ET
Saturday, September 11Sprint (18 Laps)15:30-16:00 BST10:30-11:00 ET
Sunday, September 12Race (53 Laps)14:00-16:00 BST09:00-11:00 ET

Where can you watch the Italian GP in the UK? 

In the UK, coverage of the 2021 Italian GP will be provided by Sky Sports F1 with every single session being shown live as it happens from Monza in Italy. For the race itself, you can join David Croft and Martin Brundle on commentary. 

Channel 4 will be showing highlights of both qualifying and the race later on in the evening with coverage of Saturday’s sprint qualifying race being shown at 6:30pm BST and the race itself at 6:30pm BST on Sunday. Steve Jones, David Coulthard and Lee McKenzie will present race highlights from Monza. You can also watch race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 on streaming service.

You can also follow live radio coverage of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live. Commentary from Jack Nicholls and ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer starts at 14:00 BST. 

Where can you watch the Italian GP in the USA? 

ESPN will carry live coverage of every session from the 2021 Italian GP which is available to subscribers. You can watch Friday’s practice sessions on ESPNU, before qualifying is shown on ESPN.  Saturday sees both the practice session and the sprint qualifying race on ESPN2, with the race on Sunday also show on ESPN2

ESPN Deportes will also have Spanish language coverage of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix in the United States. 

Where can you watch the Italian GP in Australia? 

In Australia, every session from the Italian Grand Prix will be shown though Fox Sports which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on Channel 10 on Monday night after the Italian GP. Every session will also be streamed live as it happens at Monza via Kayo Sports

DateSessionAus. Time (AEST)
Friday, September 10Practice 122:30-23:30 AEST
Saturday, September 11Qualifying02:00-03:00 AEST
Saturday, September 11Practice 220:00-21:00 AEST
Sunday, September 12Sprint (18 Laps)00:30-01:00 AEST
Sunday, September 12Race (53 Laps)23:00-01:00 AEST

F1 Driver Standings ahead of the Italian GP?

After an entertaining race at Zandvoort saw Verstappen win in front of his home fane and overtake Hamilton atop the F1 Drivers’ Standings, there is everything to play for as Formula 1 moves on to Monza and the Temple of Speed.

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull284
2Sergio PerezRed Bull191
3Charles LeclercFerrari186
4Carlos SainzFerrari171
5George RussellMercedes170
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes146
7Lando NorrisMcLaren76
8Esteban OconAlpine64
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine51
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
11Kevin MagnussenHaas22
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin20
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri18
15Mick SchumacherHaas12
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
17Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo5
18Alex AlbonWilliams4
19Lance StrollAston Martin4
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

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