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Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Grid Sprint Qualifying 1: In Progress
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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3
Lando Norris McLaren
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4
Max Verstappen Red Bull
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Autodromo Nazionale Monza RACE TRACK, 10 Sep 2021
Leaders Lap Time
1:20.543
Lewis Hamilton

F1 LIVE | 2021 Italian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (front) leading Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen (front) leading Lewis Hamilton
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12 September 15:40

Hamilton pits.

12 September 15:40

Hamilton and Verstappen take each other out!!!!!!

12 September 15:41

Max's car is wedged in the gravel as it is beached under Hamilton's car.

12 September 15:42

Safety car out on lap 27/53.

12 September 15:42

Ricciardo in P1 with Leclerc in P2.

12 September 15:44

That was really scary! Replay shows Max's rear wheel rubbing against Max's helmet.

12 September 15:51

Bottas told to go on maximum attack.

12 September 15:52

Safety car ends.

12 September 15:52

Leclerc and Norris makes contact!

12 September 15:52

Norris goes P2!!!

12 September 15:53

A brilliant move from Norris to overtake Leclerc.

12 September 15:53

Norris told they have received a second official warning for track limits.

12 September 15:58

We are on lap 34, Bottas already in P4, and he sets the fastest lap too.

12 September 15:59

Norris says Daniel must be told to pick up the pace, he is driving too slow.

12 September 16:01

Perez still in P3, with Bottas hot on his tail in P4.

12 September 16:02

The Ferrari team on in P5 and P6, however, Perez will get a five second penalty at the end of the race for his earlier Turn 5 incident.

12 September 16:03

Perez now told he has a 5 second penalty on the radio.

12 September 16:03

This will push Bottas up to podium in P3 if the race stays as is for the next 15 laps.

12 September 16:07

Norris told not to overtake Ricciardo for maximum points.

12 September 16:07

Double yellow flags out but we are not sure what for.

12 September 16:07

Track cleared.

12 September 16:09

Bottas should be the driver of the day for starting right at the back and working his way up to P4 through the field.

12 September 16:09

Stroll is in P7, Alonso in P8 and Russell in P9 and Ocon in P10.

12 September 16:10

Perez take back P3 from Bottas.

12 September 16:11

Mazepin is stopped on the side of the track, double yellow flags are out so no overtaking on track.

12 September 16:11

Drivers need to decrease speed by 40%, with no overtaking.

12 September 16:12

Mazepin's car lost power on the replay before he pulled over somewhere safe to do so.

12 September 16:12

Virtual safety car ending.

12 September 16:12

Green flag, track is clear.

12 September 16:14

Daniel told to push.

12 September 16:18

Perez says on the radio vibrations are increasing on his car

12 September 16:25

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Italian Grand Prix!!! 

12 September 16:25

Bottas is on podium in P3, due to Perez's penalty which takes him down to P5.

12 September 16:31

Ricciardo can't get his helmet off, they say his smile is too big.

12 September 16:35

Ricciardo can't contain his emotions.

12 September 16:35

Not even Ricciardo can believe he led the race from start to finish.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:24.812
1:21:54.365
53
2
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:24.971
1.747
53
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:25.270
4.921
53
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:25.319
7.309
53
5
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:25.156
8.723
53
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:25.559
10.535
53
7
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:26.077
15.804
53
8
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:25.511
17.201
53
9
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:25.835
19.742
53
10
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:25.566
20.868
53
11
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:26.282
23.743
53
12
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Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:26.110
24.621
53
13
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:26.161
27.216
53
14
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:25.849
29.769
53
15
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:26.771
51.088
53
R
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
52 LAPS
0
R
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
49 LAPS
3
R
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
RETIRED
27 LAPS
25
R
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
RETIRED
27 LAPS
25
R
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Nikita Mazepin
Haas
RETIRED
11 LAPS
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12 Sep

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - the only way is down after those glorious few hours - and we'll see you soon.

12 Sep

All of it will be covered here, from FP1 on Friday to the race on Sunday.

12 Sep

They'll have to wait two weeks before they can try and make up for their DNFs, with the Russian Grand Prix next up then.

12 Sep

It was also one that could have huge permutations for this incredible title fight we're witnessing. There will undoubtedly be a big fall-out from the incident between Verstappen and Hamilton...

12 Sep

Ricciardo wins his first race since the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren's win their first since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix and get their first 1-2 since Canada 2010. Yeah, it was a big day.

12 Sep

My word. What a result. What a race. What a season.

12 Sep

The full result: Ricciardo, Norris, Bottas, Leclerc, Perez, Sainz, Stroll, Alonso, Russell, Ocon, Latifi, Vettel, Giovinazzi, Kubica, Schumacher. Did not finish: Mazepin, Verstappen, Hamilton, Tsunoda, Gasly.

12 Sep

This podium ceremony is going to be great. Shooeys all round?

12 Sep

Ricciardo, Norris and the whole team are absolutely ecstatic. Lovely, lovely scenes.

12 Sep

Perez crosses the line in P3 but drops back to P5 given his penalty, meaning Bottas goes from P19 to a podium. What a drive.

12 Sep

Norris makes it a 1-2 for the team! What a result!

12 Sep

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Italian Grand Prix! McLaren return to the top step of the podium!

12 Sep

Final lap...

12 Sep

McLaren have absolutely earned this 1-2. They were both ahead of Verstappen and Hamilton even before the two title contenders crashed.

12 Sep

The Ferraris are dropping back from both. Perez could still finish P4 once his penalty has been added.

12 Sep

Behind, Bottas is half a second behind Perez.

12 Sep

Ricciardo and Norris looking comfortable right now. What a story this would be.

12 Sep

Ricciardo has a lead of 1.9 seconds, while Norris is 1.5 seconds clear of Perez.

12 Sep

Mazepin has pulled over and retired. Virtual Safety Car.

12 Sep

Bottas passes Perez but goes deep at the chicane and the Mexican gets back ahead! This is all working out nicely for McLaren.

12 Sep

Norris has been asked not to attack his team-mate and he seems happy to oblige.

12 Sep

Bottas meanwhile has dropped off a bit and is now struggling to attack Checo.

12 Sep

Ricciardo is rapid right now. The gap to his team-mate is 1.3 seconds.

12 Sep

Ah, maybe not. Perez has been given a five-second penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage when passing Leclerc. He'll take it after the race.

12 Sep

Any of the top four could win this race.

12 Sep

The Aussie has done so, pulling away by half a second.

12 Sep

Norris: "I need Daniel to pick up the pace a bit. He's driving too slow."

12 Sep

It looks like Perez doesn't have to give the place back to Leclerc so he can focus on catching the McLarens ahead now. He needs to keep an eye behind him too though as Bottas is ahead of Leclerc for good now and quickly catching him...

12 Sep

Bottas then gets ahead of the Ferrari who quickly takes the spot back.

12 Sep

Perez moves up to P3 but it looks like he made the move off the track.

12 Sep

Norris takes P2 from Leclerc! It's a McLaren 1-2!

12 Sep

Ricciardo gets away well to hold his lead.

12 Sep

The Safety Car is coming in.

12 Sep

In that incident, Verstappen's car ended up on top of Hamilton's and, if not for the halo, would've been right on the Brit's helmet.

12 Sep

In the Safety Car period that has followed, Leclerc and Perez have pitted and made big gains, with them now P2 and P4 respectively.

12 Sep

Hamilton rejoined just ahead of the Dutchman who tried to pass him at the first chicane. Neither driver gave an inch and they went together into the gravel. What a huge moment.

12 Sep

The two title contenders are both out of the race!!

12 Sep

Hamilton pits and comes back just ahead of Verstappen and the two crash!!

12 Sep

Ricciardo passes Sainz with a lovely move at Turn 1. It feels like Hamilton is the only man that could stop him from winning now. Game on.

12 Sep

Norris then pits and comes out just ahead of Verstappen.

12 Sep

And at the same time, Hamilton passes Norris at the chicane to take the lead!

12 Sep

He can't! He pits and there's a big issue! He's stationary for 11 seconds! The Dutchman eventually rejoins in P10.

12 Sep

Can Verstappen pull off the overcut?

12 Sep

Ricciardo pits! It's a good stop and he rejoins in P7 on hards.

12 Sep

Bottas is flying and is now up to P8. He could become a factor in this battle for the win.

12 Sep

McLaren to Ricciardo: "Your lap times are as good as anyone's right now."

12 Sep

Verstappen runs too deep at Turn 1 and has to go over the kerbs, losing half a second to Ricciardo.

12 Sep

Ocon has a five-second time penalty for being a little too aggressive when defending against Vettel in P12.

12 Sep

The pit-window should open in around five laps for those on mediums...

12 Sep

Both Hamilton and Verstappen have dropped out of DRS range of the McLarens now.

12 Sep

Norris is starting to struggle, but the same can't really be said for Ricciardo; The Aussie isn't coming under too much pressure from Verstappen.

12 Sep

Leclerc is quickly catching the two Brits now and Perez isn't too far off either...

12 Sep

Norris's tyres are starting to degrade, and with Hamilton on hards, he doesn't have that problem...

12 Sep

The other Mercedes is having less trouble getting past cars, with Bottas up to P10.

12 Sep

Hamilton tries to get past around the outside on Turn 1 and again at the chicane but Norris defends well.

12 Sep

Verstappen and Hamilton is virtually identical situations right now. Both are half a second or so behind a slower McLaren but can't find a way past. It feels like they're getting closer though...

12 Sep

Perez passes Sainz to take P6 but the Ferrari man fought back hard, almost getting back ahead. Great racing.

12 Sep

Hamilton is in DRS range of Norris now but is also struggling to make a move on the McLaren.

12 Sep

EIther Verstappen is struggling in dirty air or Ricciardo has found a bit of pace, but the gap is stable at 0.7s right now.

12 Sep

The incident between Verstappen and Hamilton won't be investigated. The right decision.

12 Sep

Both AlphaTauris are out of the race already with their mechanical issues.

12 Sep

Verstappen is just half a second behind Ricciardo now, with Norris a further three seconds back.

12 Sep

Hamilton has complained on the team radio that Verstappen pushed him wide at the chicane...

12 Sep

Chaos behind too as Giovinazzi is hit by Sainz and loses his wing. A Virtual Safety Car is briefly brought out but the track is now clear.

12 Sep

As a result, the Brit drops back behind Norris. What a start!

12 Sep

Hamilton gets ahead of Norris and attacks Verstappen but is pushed off track!

12 Sep

And we're off! Ricciardo flies off the line and takes the lead!

12 Sep

The formation lap is underway. Here we go...

12 Sep

Every driver in the top 10 is starting on the medium tyre except Hamilton, who is on hards. Expect a long first stint for the Brit.

12 Sep

Some late drama with Tsunoda's car being pushed off the grid! Unsure whether it will be a DNS or pit-lane start now.

12 Sep

With the long run down to the first turn, Ricciardo will fancy his chances of leading a race on merit for the first time in a while.

12 Sep

The Italian national anthem is always great, isn't it?

12 Sep

For Hamilton and many other drivers, their best chance of getting ahead of slower cars could be in the pits with an undercut or overcut. Barring incidents, most if not all drivers will only come in to change tyres once.

12 Sep

For the Dutchman meanwhile, the last thing he wants is to have a poor start and get stuck behind a papaya car or too himself.

12 Sep

The start here is absolutely crucial. With McLaren looking so difficult to overtake, Hamilton's chance of winning will be done the world of good if he can get ahead of them at the start. If not, he may struggle to threaten Verstappen.

12 Sep

AlphaTauri have done some work and he's back out doing a formation lap. Good news.

12 Sep

He was due to start from the pit-lane anyway, but the question now is whether he'll start at all at the track where he won last year.

12 Sep

That starting grid of 20 may soon become 19 though as, on his way to the grid, Gasly told his team "I can't race like this" and is now back in the garage. The Frenchman damaged his car heavily in the spirit, crashing out on the first lap.

12 Sep

The full starting grid: Verstappen, Ricciardo, Norris, Hamilton, Leclerc, Sainz, Giovinazzi, Perez, Stroll, Alonso, Vettel, Ocon, Latifi, Russell, Tsunoda, Mazepin, Kubica, Schumacher, Bottas, Gasly.

12 Sep

The same can't be said for the man just behind him, Sergio Perez. The Red Bull driver has struggled all weekend and needs to make a strong start today if he wants to finish on the podium which, with Bottas at the back, should really be his goal.

12 Sep

Starting behind the Italian team is the Italian driver, Antonio Giovinazzi, with the Alfa Romeo man being one of the most impressive performers of the weekend thus far.

12 Sep

It's been a rocky weekend for Ferrari at their home race, with Charles Leclerc feeling unwell and Carlos Sainz crashing yesterday, but both still managed to not only compete in the sprint but secure good starting positions for today too. They line up in P

12 Sep

Lewis Hamilton meanwhile finds himself on the back of the second row after making a poor start and failing to fight his way back up to the front yesterday. He has the best machinery on the grid at this track, but getting ahead of two McLarens, also powere

12 Sep

That means that Max Verstappen will start on pole today after taking P2 comfortably. Joining him on the front is old team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who has looked good all weekend.

12 Sep

Valtteri Bottas may have won yesterday's sprint, but due to an engine change, he has a grid penalty and will start from the back today.

12 Sep

Yesterday's action may not have been the most thrilling, but it gave us quite the grid for today's race.

12 Sep

Welcome to Monza, home of the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari and the ever-faithful tifosi. All times are local.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:23.502
2.325
18
2
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:24.291
14.534
18
3
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:24.554
18.835
18
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:24.253
20.011
18
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:24.677
23.442
18
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:24.918
27.952
18
7
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:25.126
31.089
18
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:24.211
31.680
18
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:25.349
38.671
18
10
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:25.225
39.795
18
11
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:25.493
41.177
18
12
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:25.613
43.373
18
13
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:25.711
45.977
18
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:25.835
46.821
18
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:25.847
49.977
18
16
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:26.613
62.599
18
17
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:26.772
65.096
18
18
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:26.819
66.154
18
19
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:23.540
-
18
20
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
17 LAPS
0
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:20.543
-
6
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.685
0.142
6
3
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:20.916
0.373
9
4
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:21.035
0.492
7
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:21.118
0.575
6
6
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:21.197
0.654
7
7
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:21.219
0.676
6
8
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:21.292
0.749
5
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:21.308
0.765
8
10
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:21.394
0.851
8
11
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:21.415
0.872
7
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:21.440
0.897
4
13
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:21.487
0.944
6
14
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:21.500
0.957
6
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:21.711
1.168
9
16
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:21.890
1.347
10
17
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:21.925
1.382
10
18
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:22.248
1.705
8
19
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:22.530
1.987
7
20
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:22.716
2.173
9
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:19.936
-
12
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.032
0.096
12
3
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:20.059
0.123
15
4
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:20.229
0.293
13
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:20.435
0.499
11
6
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:20.556
0.620
10
7
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.726
0.790
13
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:20.750
0.814
12
9
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.767
0.831
12
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:20.882
0.946
14
11
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:20.913
0.977
14
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:21.020
1.084
13
13
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:21.069
1.133
11
14
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:21.103
1.167
12
15
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:21.392
1.456
16
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:19.555
-
18
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:19.651
0.096
18
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:19.966
0.411
19
4
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:19.989
0.434
21
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:19.995
0.440
17
6
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:20.260
0.705
16
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:20.462
0.907
18
8
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.510
0.955
18
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:20.611
1.056
20
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.808
1.253
16
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:20.926
-
28
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:21.378
0.452
22
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:21.451
0.525
29
4
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:21.676
0.750
23
5
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:21.719
0.793
28
6
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:21.824
0.898
26
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:21.914
0.988
26
8
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:21.926
1.000
24
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:22.003
1.077
27
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:22.039
1.113
23
11
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:22.102
1.176
25
12
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:22.103
1.177
27
13
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:22.270
1.344
26
14
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:22.530
1.604
31
15
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:22.534
1.608
27
16
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:23.009
2.083
28
17
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:23.092
2.166
31
18
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:23.442
2.516
30
19
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:23.445
2.519
23
20
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:23.551
2.625
23

10 Sep

That's all from us for now, make sure you come back and join us for qualifying, in just a couple of hours' time - from 5pm local time for our live build-up, before the session gets underway at 5.30pm in Italy.

10 Sep

Only P7 and P11 for Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc for Ferrari, Sergio Perez is all the way down in P10 for Red Bull, while the McLarens are either side of the top 10 - although they both had their fastest laps deleted.

10 Sep

Both Aston Martins stay P4 and P6, with Pierre Gasly hanging around the upper reaches of the standings yet again by sitting P5, while Yuki Tsunoda is eight places behind. It's only practice, but the Frenchman is having such a good season.

10 Sep

So, the chequered flag's out and it's Lewis Hamilton who tops FP1, 0.452s ahead of Max Verstappen and 0.525s ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

10 Sep

Aston Martin have gone slightly under the radar in this session, but Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel have looked strong in this session - currently sitting P4 and P6 respectively.

10 Sep

Sparks flying from underneath Carlos Sainz's car as he runs at full pelt over the kerbs on the exit of Ascari. Looks spectacular, but that will have made his teeth chatter a bit, to put it mildly.

10 Sep

A final test of qualifying practice going on for every team here, as all the teams seem to be giving each other a slipstream - leading to a big bunch of traffic at the final corner. This could get messy in qualifying.

10 Sep

A synchronised run from the McLarens as Ricciardo gives Norris a tow, allowing the Briton to go P2, while the Aussie clocked a personal best to go P5, but both drivers had their lap times deleted.

10 Sep

Esteban Ocon has to abort a lap after flying towards the back of Hamilton at the Ascari Chicane, a friendly hand gesture later and they're both okay.

10 Sep

Heading into the final 10 minutes now, and it's Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas in the top three. We've not heard that before...

10 Sep

Lewis Hamilton is now the first man into the 1:20s by clocking a 1:20.976, a full four tenths faster than Verstappen while still running the medium tyres. If Red Bull aren't running on high fuel, those could be worrying signs for qualifying later on.

10 Sep

Just like that, Max Verstappen goes fastest on a 1:21.378 on soft rubber, which is only seven-hundredths faster than Valtteri Bottas on the mediums. Potentially more to find from the Mercedes cars.

10 Sep

Drivers have started to get the soft tyres on their cars now, so expect the lap times to start to tumble in the next few minutes.

10 Sep

Pierre Gasly puts himself just 0.025s behind Ricciardo now. Gasly did win the race last year, he'll fancy another good result this weekend, no doubt.

10 Sep

Some faster laps are starting to come in now, as Daniel Ricciardo puts his McLaren fastest on a 1:22.003. He and Lando Norris both said they were feeling much more optimistic after their troubles at Zandvoort last weekend...

10 Sep

Mick Schumacher and Charles Leclerc have both had lap times deleted for running over track limits at Parabolica (which has now been renamed Curva Alboreto), with the added kicker that the following lap also gets deleted for breaking track limits at the fi

10 Sep

"He really deserves to be in a car that can win races and win the Championship," says Capito of George Russell.

10 Sep

Jost Capito has joined Sky Sports from the pit-wall, speaking about his new driver line-up, citing the consistency he needs for keeping Nicholas Latifi, while expecting a lot from him and new driver Alex Albon next season.

10 Sep

Still only the top four on what you'd describe as representative lap times at the moment, but you can expect a couple of qualifying sim runs later on.

10 Sep

Perez nips ahead of Hamilton in the timings now on a fresh set of mediums, with a 1:22.127, while Verstappen comes in +0.444s behind.

10 Sep

Most of the cars have headed back into the pits for now after their first runs. Hamilton and Perez top the timesheets, with a long way back to the others for now.

10 Sep

Helmet cam's back! George Russell's view of Monza is very... fast. Great for us to see, though.

10 Sep

Both Aston Martin cars have now joined everyone else on track, and Sebastian Vettel pops in a lap good enough for P4 at this stage - behind Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen.

10 Sep

A strange moment between the two Lesmo corners, as Tsunoda moves over towards the slow Haas of Nikita Mazepin, going side by side and almost clashing wheels. He was able to get around well enough, to allow Max Verstappen past on a flying lap - but a bizar

10 Sep

A 1:22.262 from Lewis Hamilton is almost a second faster than anyone else after the first run, but plenty more to come yet.

10 Sep

A loose seatbelt for Yuki Tsunoda now. Not ideal when you can go 210mph or more at Monza...

10 Sep

Lando Norris complaining about 'spongy' brakes at the moment, going straight on at the first chicane as the drivers set their first timed laps.

10 Sep

Unsurprisingly, there's a queue to get out of the pit lane - with just an hour to get as much data as possible before qualifying later this afternoon.

10 Sep

Green light! FP1 has started, a reminder too that Robert Kubica is again deputising for Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo, as the Finn isolates after testing positive for Covid-19.

10 Sep

Just a few minutes until we get underway, and there's probably going to be a lot to talk about in this session.

10 Sep

Monza's just great, isn't it? The fastest circuit in F1, famous corners, a tough challenge for the drivers - it has a little bit of everything.

10 Sep

"We know the next two races are going to be tough for us, but everybody's fully up for the challenge," says Christian Horner.

10 Sep

Red Bull don't fancy their chances for the weekend against Mercedes, but even if that's the case, they definitely won't be far behind, surely.

10 Sep

So Russell was made aware that he got the drive before Spa (over the course of the summer break), then signed the contract last weekend. Maybe Nico Rosberg's rumour about Netflix filming the signing may have been true after all...

10 Sep

George Russell, fresh from the announcement of his move to Mercedes, is talking to Sky Sports about it with a sense of relief that the worst-kept secret in F1 is out in the open. Can't blame him, we've all been waiting for a while.

10 Sep

F1 returns to the Temple of Speed, and fans will be allowed to attend as well - even though it'll be at 50% capacity, seeing the Tifosi out in numbers will still give it that special feeling we've come to expect at Monza.

10 Sep

Welcome along as we follow the action from FP1 at Monza. With sprint qualifying to come later on this afternoon, we can expect a pretty frantic session as the teams and drivers have just one hour to fine-tune their set-up for the weekend.

10 Sep

Hello and welcome to Monza for the second Sprint Qualifying race weekend of the F1 2021 season. First up we have FP1 as usual and we'll have all the build from 1400 local time. Live commentary begins at 1430 local time.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:23.246
-
25
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:23.468
0.222
24
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:23.662
0.416
23
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:23.917
0.671
29
5
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:24.263
1.017
20
6
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:24.280
1.034
28
7
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:24.502
1.256
26
8
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:24.539
1.293
16
9
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:24.654
1.408
24
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:24.665
1.419
27
11
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:24.770
1.524
21
12
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:24.774
1.528
24
13
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:24.805
1.559
23
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:25.083
1.837
22
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:25.422
2.176
32
16
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:25.729
2.483
23
17
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:25.763
2.517
28
18
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:25.935
2.689
28
19
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:26.012
2.766
25
20
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:26.124
2.878
14

11 Sep

The first of them will start in just over three hours, and our coverage will begin 30 minutes beforehand. See you then.

11 Sep

So, all that's left of this weekend now is two races. That's exciting, isn't it?

11 Sep

The full FP2 result: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Perez, Ocon, Kubica, Giovinazzi, Alonso, Gasly, Norris, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Latifi, Russell, Tsunoda, Mazepin, Stroll, Vettel, Schumacher, Sainz.

11 Sep

With the British team further down the order, Alfa Romeo and Alpine locked out the third and fourth row, but don't expect that to happen again this afternoon...

11 Sep

Red Bull did at least look more comfortably the second fastest team than yesterday, although McLaren could have been holding back.

11 Sep

No real surprises at the front, with Hamilton going fastest and Bottas taking P2. They're the big favourites for the sprint.

11 Sep

That's for practice this weekend.

11 Sep

On mediums, Verstappen has moved within four tenths of Hamilton. That's more encouraging for Red Bull.

11 Sep

McLaren's morning speed isn't quite what we expected it to be, with Norris P10 and Ricciardo P12. They could be prioritising long-run pace, though.

11 Sep

Hamilton's race pace on the hards looks good too...

11 Sep

Verstappen improves but remains half a second off the leader.

11 Sep

Hamilton goes fastest by half a second before Bottas gets within two tenths off him. That's more like what we expected from Mercedes.

11 Sep

Kubica goes P4, just above his team-mate. A good effort from the Pole, who is standing in for Kimi Raikkonen this weekend.

11 Sep

It looks like drivers are heading out in lower fuel modes now with Giovinazzi and Latifi going P3 and P4.

11 Sep

Sainz has got the all-clear from the medical centre and his car has been moved. We're back underway.

11 Sep

This stoppage is a big inconvenience for the teams, but it does at least make things more interesting for us. In terms of entertainment, the less data they have the better!

11 Sep

He got onto the kerb too much at the chicane and went nose-first into the barriers. The worry now is that he won't be able to compete in sprint qualifying. The front of the car is badly damaged.

11 Sep

The Spaniard is in pain and has said over the radio that it was a massive crash, but he's okay.

11 Sep

Red Flag! Sainz has crashed.

11 Sep

So, on the same tyres, Verstappen is on average a second faster than Hamilton. Is the Brit running more fuel, or have Red Bull found some race pace? Only time will tell...

11 Sep

The vast majority of drivers are running medium tyres at the moment, which could be a bit of a hint as to what compound they're planning to use in the races. Bottas though is going long on hards, which makes sense given he's starting from the back tomorro

11 Sep

P4 and P5 for Hamilton and Bottas. Soft tyres for the Brit and hards for the Finn.

11 Sep

Verstappen hits the track and immediately sets the pace, doing a 1:24.006.

11 Sep

Gasly goes two tenths slower than the Mexican. The Ferraris have also headed out but look to be doing longer, higher fuel runs.

11 Sep

Perez is the first of the big boys out, and he does a 1:24.870 to go top. That's nowhere near as fast as yesterday's times, but given the only preparation now is for races, that's to be expected.

11 Sep

Schumacher goes a second slower.

11 Sep

The Haas drivers are the first out, with Mazepin setting the pace with a 1:26.412.

11 Sep

FP2 is underway.

11 Sep

One team to keep an eye on is McLaren, with both drivers qualifying ahead of Sergio Perez and only just behind Max Verstappen. They'll fancy their chances of a few podiums in the next couple of days...

11 Sep

Teams have to prepare for tomorrow's main race as well as today's sprint in the next hour or so though, so expect some longer runs as well as quick laps, especially for Bottas given he'll start at the back tomorrow due to changing his engine.

11 Sep

If Red Bull want to win it as they did at Silverstone, they'll need to find some pace in this final practice session, because Mercedes look much quicker here, with Valtteri Bottas taking pole and Lewis Hamilton P2 in qualifying.

11 Sep

That is of course because sprint qualifying is being trialled this weekend, with it taking place later today.

11 Sep

It may be the second time this season we've had it now, but it still feels weird having FP2 take place after qualifying, doesn't it?

11 Sep

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix! All times are local to Monza.
Italian Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

12 Sep

Length:
306.720 km
Lap Record:
Rubens Barrichello (2004) - 1:21.046
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
3
Lando Norris
McLaren
4
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
5
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
6
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
7
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
8
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
9
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
10
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
11
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
12
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
13
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
14
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
15
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
16
George Russell
Williams
17
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
18
Mick Schumacher
Haas
19
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
20
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

26 Sep

Russian Grand Prix

02:00 PM

10 Oct

Turkish Grand Prix

03:00 PM

24 Oct

United States Grand Prix

09:00 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
226
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
221
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
141
4
Lando Norris McLaren
132
5
Sergio Perez Red Bull
118
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
362
2
Red Bull
344
3
McLaren
215
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas

18 Apr

Italian (Emilia-Rom...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Lando Norris