05 September 2020 10:34
The Italian Grand Prix is sandwiched in the third triple header of races as the F1 2020 calendar approaches the halfway point. Fans will be delighted to have enjoyed so much racing in a year that promised so little, with seven Grands Prix in the books and another 10 left to go. Monza is the renowned Temple of Speed, but 'home team' Ferrari will want to be anywhere else this weekend as they prepare for another tough showing. Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc both exchanged heated words with the pit wall during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix as their cars slumped to 13th and 14th place respectively. Ferrari have denied they're in a crisis, but it's hard to picture how much worse the situation could become at the big-budget team who were expected to finish second in the constructor standings this year.
Lewis Hamilton continues to streak ahead in the driver standings with Mercedes looking untouchable at the top. Teammate Valtteri Bottas will hope to claw back some of the gap that has emerged between himself and Hamilton, though Red Bull superstar Max Verstappen is doing everything he can to keep the heat on at the top. Renault head into this weekend hot on the heels of a terrific Belgian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo narrowly missed out on a podium, but recorded a solid fourth spot with Esteban Ocon just behind in fifth place. Check out our guide to the Italian Grand Prix including dates, times and TV information.
What time does it start? The race begins at 2:10pm (UK time) on Sunday, a day after drivers battle it out in qualifying. There are also three practice sessions taking place on Friday and Saturday. We've included the full schedule for the rest of the weekend further down the page. What channel is the Italian Grand Prix on? The Italian Grand Prix will air live on Sky Sports. All races will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event throughout the season regardless of how long the 2020 calendar runs for. Sky customers can add individual channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month. How to live stream the Italian Grand Prix online You can watch the Grand Prix with a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without signing up to a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW TV is also available via BT Sport. Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the race via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices. What time is Italian Grand Prix practice? Friday 4th September (from 9:30am on Sky Sports F1) What time is Italian Grand Prix qualifying? Saturday 5th September (from 1pm on Sky Sports F1) What time is Italian Grand Prix? Sunday 6th September (from 12:30pm on Sky Sports F1) For the full breakdown of F1 races coming up check out our F1 2020 calendar guide. Advertisement If you're looking for something else to watch check out our TV Guide. The qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix is here and drivers are preparing for a nightmare at Monza. Last year's qualifying descended into chaos as eight out of nine drivers failed to post a final lap. New rules were implemented to try and make sure it was not repeated but the first two practice sessions were proof that the mayhem was far from over. Watch the 2020 Formula One™ Heineken Italian GP LIVE on KAYO. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. New to Kayo? Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly> Lewis Hamilton topped the second practice. (Photo by Francisco Seco / POOL / AFP) Source: AFP The F1 has introduced also new regulations around the use of engine power modes for the first time, requiring cars to use the same single engine mode. Drivers will need to keep that mode in place from the start of qualifying until the end of the race. Daniel Ricciardo called last year's Q3 for Formula 1 at Monza a "mess." "I watched the F3 qualifying earlier and it was a mess," said the Renault driver. Daniel Ricciardo highlighted concerns about last year's qualifying. (Photo by Mark Sutton/Pool via Getty Images) Source: Getty Images "I think probably 10 drivers should get penalties for that so I was like, I was even watching with some rage, but it was a bit of a mess." Lewis Hamilton was impressive last week in Belgium as he took out the win over teammate Valtteri Bottas by almost nine seconds. Mercedes are the clear frontrunners but the changes to the use of engine modes could make things interesting. Follow all the action in the live blog below. Can't see it? Click here. THE F1 season moves to Italy this week and the iconic circuit at Monza. Lewis Hamilton was nearly flawless as he tightened his grip on the Drivers Championship in Belgium, beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost nine seconds. 2 Hamilton has been on electric form so far this season Credit: EPA Hamilton hasn't won at this circuit since 2018, but can make history and overtake Michael Schumacher on the all-time board with a sixth Monza triumph. When is Italian Grand Prix practice? Qualifying will be held on Saturday, September 5 at 2pm BST, after Practice 3 at 11am. The big race itself will be at 2.10pm on September 6. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch all the action this weekend live on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the first practice on Friday will begin at 10am. If you're not a Sky customer, grab a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to stream on a number of devices. 2 Mercedes are dominating heading into the Italian Grand Prix Credit: AFP Most read in Motorsport Exclusive TOURE PARTY SLEAZE Yaya Toure offered to hire sex workers for his Soccer Aid team-mates Pictured GOOD GRAVY Alice Goodwin claims she 'aired' Ronaldo as ex-Man Utd star is 'not my type' SHE'S THE REAL DEAL Chelsea fans hail transfer guru as Hazard sale rakes in £143m from Real TURKISH DELIGHT Aaron Lennon joins Turkish side Kayserispor after Burnley release OSCAR WORTHY Oscar De La Hoya, 47, called out by 58-year-old icon Julio Cesar Chavez WHAT LOO-SERS Bayern ace Davies in TOILET row with stunning girlfriend over peeing on floor Race weekend schedule Friday, September 4 Practice 1 - 10am BST Saturday, September 5 Practice 3 - 11am Qualifying - 2pm Sunday, September 6 Race - 2.10pm Latest odds Lewis Hamilton 4/9 Valtteri Bottas 4/1 Max Verstappen 11/2 Daniel Ricciardo 25/1 Esteban Ocon 50/1 Sergio Perez 50/1 *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.