Full Race Weekend LIVE Coverage
Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo di Monza, Milan
Race: Podium
1
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Nationality
2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Nationality
3
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Nationality
4
Daniel Ricciardo Renault
Nationality
Autodromo di Monza, Milan RACE TRACK, 08 Sep 2019
Winner
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
live

LIVE: 2019 Italian Grand Prix

<i> Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic </i>
<i> Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic </i>
Andrej Isakovic
Last Updated
Live News Feed
Go to start

08 Sep 2019

Today's race marks a first Ferrari win at Monza since 2010.

08 Sep 2019

Best result for Renault too with Ricciardo in 4th, and Hulkenburg in 5th.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc wins the 2019 Italian Grand Prix in Monza! Bottas is second with Hamilton in 3rd.

08 Sep 2019

Charles on his way to his second victory, a home win for the Tifosi!

08 Sep 2019

3 laps to go!

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton in pits.

08 Sep 2019

Bottas told: " Hunt him down, 12 laps to go."

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton makes a huge mistake after turning up the pressure on Leclerc and Bottas passes him too.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton battling with those tyres.

08 Sep 2019

No investigation needed for Leclerc incident.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton doesn't have the power to chase Leclerc. That Ferrari is quick today.

08 Sep 2019

half a second between Charles and Lewis.

08 Sep 2019

Kvyat is out of the race.  Virtual safety car out.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc shown the black and white check flag - means just a warning, no action for now.

08 Sep 2019

Proper, proper racing from Lewis and Charles.

08 Sep 2019

Bottas told to keep pushing hard!

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton about to get DRS chasing down Leclerc

08 Sep 2019

Max losing power out of Turn 2.

08 Sep 2019

Nice to see the Renault boys on top of the field for a change :)

08 Sep 2019

Half a minute penalty for Vettel. Stop and Go in the pits. Leclerc told Plan B on the radio.

08 Sep 2019

Grosjean then gets hit as Stroll returns to track.

08 Sep 2019

Vettel will likely get a penalty for returning unsafely to the track and taking out Lance Stroll who was doing so well.

08 Sep 2019

2nd year in a row for Vettel where his race is ruined at Monza.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:23.722
1:15:26.665
53
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:23.784
0.835
53
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:25.982
35.199
53
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:23.466
45.515
53
5
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:23.641
58.165
53
6
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:23.684
59.315
53
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:24.230
73.802
53
8
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:24.375
74.492
53
9
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:28.100
1 LAP
52
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:24.044
1 LAP
52
11
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:24.025
1 LAP
52
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:24.614
1 LAP
52
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:22.912
1 LAP
52
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:25.814
1 LAP
52
15
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:24.419
1 LAP
52
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:26.520
1 LAP
52
17
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:25.017
2 LAPS
51
R
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
RETIRED
27
R
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
RETIRED
29
R
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
RETIRED
43

08 Sep 2019

We have a two week break now before we head to Asia for the Singapore Grand Prix and the final seven races of the 2019 season. Join us there - cheers!

08 Sep 2019

Well, what a stunning win for Leclerc and Ferrari, who win their home race for the first since 2010. The Monegasque had the hopes of a nation on his shoulders and the full might of Mercedes in his mirrors, but he handled the immense pressure to take his second consecutive win and cement himself as Ferrari's main man.

08 Sep 2019

The remaining order: GAS, STR, VET, RUS, RAI, GRO, KUB MAG (Ret), KVY (Ret), SAI (Ret).

08 Sep 2019

Giovinazzi enjoyed a great day at his home race to finish P2 and Norris completes the top ten.

08 Sep 2019

The Thai driver finished a solid P6 with Perez separating himself and his team-mate Verstappen, who just couldn't force his way past the Mexican.

08 Sep 2019

What a day for Renault who finish P4 and P5, with Ricciardo comfortable and Hulkenberg holding off Albon.

08 Sep 2019

Bottas comes home P2 ahead of Hamilton who indeed takes fastest lap.

08 Sep 2019

Charles Leclerc wins the Italian Grand Prix!

08 Sep 2019

Final lap...

08 Sep 2019

It's looking like a good day for Italy. Not only are Ferrari set to win, but Antonio Giovinazzi is going take an impressive two points.

08 Sep 2019

Just as he was looking set to take the win, Bottas brakes too late at Turn 1 and goes wide!

08 Sep 2019

Bottas now back within DRS range.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton pits and will try to take an extra point for fastest lap.

08 Sep 2019

Verstappen is trying to pass Perez for P7. Both started at the back of the grid and will be happy with their efforts today.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc responds and opens the gap back up to 1.8 seconds. What a win this would be.

08 Sep 2019

Bottas within DRS range...

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc has a 1.6 second gap to Bottas and is finding some pace.

08 Sep 2019

With no team-mate in the way and fresher tyres, Bottas now has a great chance of winning. Ten laps to go.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton locks up at Turn 1 and has to go off track, losing out to Bottas for P2!

08 Sep 2019

The Red Bull drivers seem to have recovered from what was a poor first half of the race. Albon is in P6 chasing Hulkenberg while Verstappen is up to P9.

08 Sep 2019

The Brit certainly seems much quicker but that Ferrari straight line speed is just too much for him to pass.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton starting to run out of tyres, he reports on the radio.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc is under investigation for missing the apex. Meanwhile, Bottas will be joining the fight any lap now on his younger tyres.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc locks up and goes through the chicane at Turn 1. but somehow manages to hold off Hamilton!

08 Sep 2019

Vettel moves out of the way of both leaders very sportingly.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton is just half a second behind Leclerc, while Bottas is the fastest man on track and closing in.

08 Sep 2019

The VSC is out as Kvyat retires from the race. Renault take advantage and pit Ricciardo, who comes out in P4 comfortably ahead of his team-mate.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc and Hamilton are getting ever closer to lapping Vettel...

08 Sep 2019

Further back, Verstappen has pitted again and is in P13 on fresh tyres.

08 Sep 2019

Sainz, who was fighting the Renaults for P4, has to retire as his pit crew don't pit his wheel on properly.

08 Sep 2019

Bottas pits for medium tyres and comes out between the Renaults. His much fresher tyres could come into play later on...

08 Sep 2019

Both pass Ricciardo at the start of the lap.

08 Sep 2019

The Ferrari man now sets the fastest lap of the race, but Hamilton is still in DRS range...

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc is given a warning for it. He looks to have seen off the threat of Hamilton.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc and Hamilton both pass Hulkenberg on the main straight before Hamilton tries a move on Leclerc and goes off track. Was he squeezed? The Brit of course believes so.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton may have quicker tyres, but they're also less durable. He really needs to take the lead in the next few laps if he wants to win here.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc pits for hard tyres and comes out ahead of Hamilton! The Brit is on the quicker tyre though.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton goes for the undercut and pits for medium tyres.

08 Sep 2019

Hamilton asks on the radio if he can over-cut Leclerc. Expect some stops at the front soon.

08 Sep 2019

Albon has a five second penalty for passing Magnussen off the track. P4 and P5 are literally being gifted to Renault right now.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc is looking more comfortable now, building the gap to 1.5 seconds again.

08 Sep 2019

Stroll has a drive through for rejoining the track unsafely after being a victim of just that seconds earlier.

08 Sep 2019

Vettel has served his penalty and is now so far off the lead he's basically in Switzerland.

08 Sep 2019

Vettel has a ten-second stop-go penalty. That's the harshest penalty possible, but probably justified.

08 Sep 2019

Leclerc just can't shake off Hamilton and Bottas, who are one and two seconds behind him respectively.

08 Sep 2019

Verstappen has put in the fastest lap of the race. He's just under 40 seconds off the lead, and now just under 20 seconds clear of Vettel.

08 Sep 2019

Vettel has just put a ton of pressure on his young team-mate, who will now have to fight the formidable Silver Arrows alone.

08 Sep 2019

Oh dear, oh dear! Vettel spins and damages his front wing when rejoining the track, hitting Stroll. The German pits, and will probably have a penalty too. That's his race done.

08 Sep 2019

Ricciardo has passed Hulkenberg on the main straight to take P5. There's going to be a lot of overtakes there today.

08 Sep 2019

Out upfront, Leclerc is going well, leading Hamilton by 1.5 seconds, with Bottas and Vettel just behind the Brit.

08 Sep 2019

Albon has dropped down to P11 after going off track trying to pass Sainz around the outside of Lesmo 1.

08 Sep 2019

Further back, Verstappen damaged his wing at the start and has pitted for soft tyres, which he'll try to nurse to the end of the race.

08 Sep 2019

Vettel has quickly passed his compatriot on the pit straight.

08 Sep 2019

Meanwhile, Vettel had a poor start and lost out to Nico Hulkneberg who launched himself off the grid.

08 Sep 2019

And we're off! Leclerc makes a good start as does Bottas, but the Finn loses out to Hamilton at Turn 2 to go back into P3.

08 Sep 2019

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

08 Sep 2019

Bottas: "For sure we can win today. We have a good race car and our starting position is good."

08 Sep 2019

Ricciardo: "I'm actually pretty confident about staying in my position. If we hold our place at the start and steal a tow from the leaders, I think we'll be alright."

08 Sep 2019

The national anthem is now being sung by many women dressed in black. Haunting.

08 Sep 2019

Binotto: "The start will be key, it's a long way to the first corner. Our drivers will be doing their own races today and hopefully we're strong enough."

08 Sep 2019

Even if it stays dry today, seeing Max Verstappen fight his way through the field is sure to be good fun. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Dutchman says he's aiming for P5.

08 Sep 2019

The cars are now making their way to the grid. Just over half an hour until we get underway here.

08 Sep 2019

The stands are predictably filled with Ferrari red today. They'll be hoping for a second consecutive win - starting from pole, Leclerc has the best chance of doing so, but Vettel desperately needs one to reclaim his number one status at the team.

08 Sep 2019

There's been a lot of talk of a wet race today, but it looks like we've all jinxed it. It's currently 19'C and sunny, and it's set to stay that way. But hey, feel free to do a rain dance - it can't hurt.

08 Sep 2019

The rest of the grid, with the many penalties applied, is: MAG, KVY, GRO, RUS, KUB, NOR, GAS, PER, VER, RAI (Pit lane)

08 Sep 2019

Sainz was the only driver to complete a second lap in Q3, but he couldn't improve and starts P7. Just behind him are Albon, Stroll and Giovinazzi.

08 Sep 2019

Renault too exceeded expectations, comfortably establishing themselves as the best of the rest and not too far off Red Bull. Ricciardo starts P5 and Hulkenberg P6.

08 Sep 2019

Mercedes surprised many with their pace, as Hamilton and Bottas qualified P2 and P3 respectively, less than a tenth behind Leclerc and just ahead of Vettel.

08 Sep 2019

Well, it was a truly bizarre qualifying session yesterday. Charles Leclerc crawled to pole position after only Carlos Sainz crossed the line in time to do a final run in Q3.

08 Sep 2019

With just over an hour until lights out, let's get started with the build up to the race today. How does the grid look? Will it rain? Who's the favourite?

08 Sep 2019

Hello and welcome to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. Build-up begins from 1400 local time with lights out at 1510.
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:19.307
0
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:19.346
0.039
0
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:19.354
0.047
0
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:19.457
0.150
0
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:19.839
0.532
0
6
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:20.049
0.742
0
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.455
1.148
0
8
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
0
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
0
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.517
0
11
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:20.615
0
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:20.630
0
13
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:20.784
0
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:21.800
0
15
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:22.356
0
16
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:21.068
0
17
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:21.125
0
18
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:21.291
0
19
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
0
20
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
0
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.126
12
2
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:20.155
0.029
8
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.156
0.030
10
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:20.272
0.153
9
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:20.374
0.248
8
6
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:20.378
0.252
12
7
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:20.382
0.256
10
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.413
0.287
13
9
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:20.508
0.382
14
10
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:20.616
0.490
13
11
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.634
0.508
13
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:20.643
0.517
16
13
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:20.646
0.520
15
14
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.657
0.531
14
15
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:20.723
0.597
16
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:20.784
0.658
8
17
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:21.291
1.165
6
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:21.800
1.674
8
19
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:22.356
2.230
9
20
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
3

07 Sep 2019

Leclerc went fastest, just 0.29s ahead of Nico Hulkenberg. No, that's not a typo.

07 Sep 2019

Well that was uneventful. Everyone pretty much improved to an equal extent, meaning the bottom five stay exactly the same. So, Grosjean, Perez, Russel, Kubica and Verstappen are out.

07 Sep 2019

The session has restarted. Four minutes left.

07 Sep 2019

We have a red flag as the Racing Point of Sergio Perez has stopped on the side of the track with a mechanical failure.

07 Sep 2019

Five minutes to go. In the drop zone are Grosjean, Perez, Russel, Kubica and Verstappen (no time).

07 Sep 2019

Vettel goes P6. The top seven, that include the Renaults and Albon, are way ahead of the rest. The French team look seriously quick here.

07 Sep 2019

Leclerc does so and goes top with a 1:20.126. The Silver arrows meanwhile, go P3 and P4.

07 Sep 2019

Hulkenberg and Ricciardo go P1 and P2 ahead of Albon. Leclerc and Vettel only go P4 and P10 respectively and will have to go out again.

07 Sep 2019

Everybody out on the soft tyre asides from the Ferrari drivers who are currently wearing mediums.

07 Sep 2019

Giovinazzi goes top at his home race, taking us into the 1:20s, three tenths up on team-mate Raikkonen.

07 Sep 2019

The Pole does a 1:23.966, which certainly won't put him on pole.

07 Sep 2019

Robert Kubica is the first man out on track.

07 Sep 2019

Here we go then. Who's your money on? Ferrari seem to have the pace, but we all know that sometimes that's not enough for them...

07 Sep 2019

It's set to stay dry for the entire session and the rest of the weekend for that matter. Today, the air temperature is a warm 22'C.

07 Sep 2019

One man certainly not in contention for pole position is Max Verstappen, who will start from the back of the grid tomorrow due to grid penalties picked up for fitting a new engine. Gasly, Kvyat and Norris are in the same boat.

07 Sep 2019

It's by no means going to be plain sailing for the Prancing Horse today though, with Mercedes looking strong too. They may have only been P3 and P6 in FP3, but they've hidden their pace until crunch time before...

07 Sep 2019

Ferrari continued to top the time sheets in FP3, this time courtesy of Sebastian Vettel, who was marginally quicker than Max Verstappen.

07 Sep 2019

Hello and welcome to Planet F1's live coverage of qualifying for the 2019 Italian Grand Prix! All times are local.
Qualifying 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:19.464
10
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:19.553
0.089
12
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:19.715
0.251
12
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:19.833
0.369
8
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.018
0.554
11
6
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:20.021
0.557
11
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.202
0.738
14
8
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:20.275
0.811
9
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:20.498
1.034
17
10
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.515
1.051
14
11
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.517
1.053
15
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:20.615
1.151
14
13
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:20.630
1.166
17
14
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:21.068
1.604
15
15
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:21.125
1.661
15

07 Sep 2019

On to the business end of the day, then. Mercedes topped a session for the first time this weekend thanks to Hamilton's late effort - can they stay ahead in Q3? Either way, it's a good time to peak.

07 Sep 2019

Lance Stroll in Q3? Is this the real life? Nah, must just be fantasy. Anyway, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Kvyat, Norris and Gasly are out.

07 Sep 2019

Stroll and Raikkonen improve to escape the bottom five and make it into Q3 as Hamilton tops the session at the death.

07 Sep 2019

With just over five minutes left, the bottom five are Stroll, Norris, Giovinazzi, Gasly and Raikkonen.

07 Sep 2019

Ricciardo is currently P4, between Vettel and Bottas. Not bad.

07 Sep 2019

A brief yellow flag as Kimi goes off into the gravel.

07 Sep 2019

Lewis Hamilton briefly goes top, taking us into the 1:19s, before Leclerc goes just over a tenth quicker.

07 Sep 2019

Q2 is underway.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:19.307
18
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:19.346
0.039
16
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:19.354
0.047
17
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:19.457
0.150
17
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:19.839
0.532
13
6
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:20.049
0.742
14
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.455
1.148
20
8
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
15
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
19
10
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
16

07 Sep 2019

Anyway, with all that done and dusted, we can look ahead to tomorrow. Leclerc will be looking to take his second consecutive win from pole, while Vettel will be desperate to prove himself as the number 1 driver. Both of them though, will face some tough opposition from the Silver Arrows, who have surprisingly good pace here. That battle at the front, along with Albon fighting the Renaults and Verstappen making his way up from the back, should make for a great race. Join us at 14:00 local time to follow all the action.

07 Sep 2019

The FIA have said that any driver going unnecessarily during qualifying will get a grid penalty, so the top nine are all getting one right? As great as that would be, it's highly unlikely sadly...

07 Sep 2019

So, the full grid for tomorrow, with penalties applied, is: LEC, HAM, BOT, VET, RIC, HUL, SAI, ALB, STR, RAI, GIO, MAG, KVY, GRO, PER, RUS, KUB, NOR, GAS, VER.

07 Sep 2019

It does mean however, that in bizarre fashion, Charles Leclerc takes pole position! He calls the situation a "mess" on the radio but hey, his team and the many Ferrari fans won't be complaining.

07 Sep 2019

Well, this is extraordinary. And a bit ridiculous. Every driver being so stubborn and adamant that they would not lead the pack and give everyone else a tow has meant that only Carlos Sainz crossed the line in time to do a lap. Madness.

07 Sep 2019

The teams are all queuing up not wanting to be the first on track. However, it means that some may struggle to cross the line to do a lap.

07 Sep 2019

After four minutes, Renault blink, sending Hulkenberg out. Everybody else follows.

07 Sep 2019

Everybody sat in the pits waiting for someone else to blink first. They're a stubborn bunch, these F1 teams.

07 Sep 2019

The session is restarting now. Just over six minutes to go.

07 Sep 2019

Vettel meanwhile seemed to exceed track limits on his lap, meaning his time should be removed, but the stewards have thus far taken no action.

07 Sep 2019

The stewards have now decided that Bottas completed his lap before the red flag, moving him up to P3, just 0.047 slower than Leclerc.

07 Sep 2019

Before the red flag, Renault continued their strong form, going P4 and P5, although Bottas and Albon have yet to set a time.

07 Sep 2019

Red flag! Raikkonen, last year's pole-sitter, has gone off at the parabolica and into the barriers. He's out.

07 Sep 2019

Leclerc goes top with a 1:19.307 to take provisional pole, just 0.039 ahead of Hamilton and a tenth quicker than Vettel.

07 Sep 2019

Both Ferrari and Mercedes fail to get their drivers alongside each other for slipstreams. Oops.

07 Sep 2019

Hamilton and Bottas were leaving the pits to be the first out on track, before realising they were ahead of the Ferraris and would give them a tow, so they instead decided to stop at the end of the pits and let everyone through.

07 Sep 2019

We have green lights for Q3. Just over ten minutes for each driver to battle it out for pole position. Let's go.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:27.905
20
2
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:28.211
0.306
25
3
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:28.450
0.545
23
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:28.730
0.825
11
5
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:29.025
1.120
19
6
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:29.960
2.055
25
7
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:30.100
2.195
11
8
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:30.507
2.602
19
9
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:30.596
2.691
11
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:30.695
2.790
26
11
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:32.848
4.943
22
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:33.976
6.071
9
13
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:34.528
6.623
10
14
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:34.715
6.810
7
15
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:35.133
7.228
10
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:35.980
8.075
7
17
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:37.816
9.911
12
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:38.421
10.516
12
19
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
4
20
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
4

06 Sep 2019

Not much to take from that session. If it stays dry for FP2 then we should get a better indication of who is where. Join us at 15:00 local time for that.

06 Sep 2019

P11 Giovinazzi, P12 Stroll, P13 Ricciardo, P14 Magnussen, P15 Hulkenberg, P16 Grosjean, P17 Kubica and P18 Russell. Raikkonen and Perez failed to set a time.

06 Sep 2019

P4 Hamilton, P5 Albon, P6 Kvyat, P7 Verstappen, P8 Vettel, P9 Bottas and P10 Gasly completes the top ten.

06 Sep 2019

Vettel and Hamilton really got in each others way there. Leclerc finishes FP1 fastest - Sainz is P2 and Norris P3 in a great session for McLaren. Bottas also went for a spin before all this.

06 Sep 2019

Bottas crosses the line for the last time in this session in only P4. Leclerc, Hamilton and Vettel all have one more attempt.

06 Sep 2019

Kvyat goes fastest with a 1:29.9, quickly shattered by Sainz. Vettel is holding Hamilton up in a major way on his flying lap.

06 Sep 2019

Hairy moments for both Ferraris as Hamilton and Bottas head back out on the softs.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc four seconds down on Bottas' time. Norris goes out on the softs but takes his favourite line of the session by going over the kerbs rather than taking the traditional Turn 1 and 2.

06 Sep 2019

Ferrari head out on the yellow-walled medium tyres. A meaningful run on the dry tyres or some aero data gathering? We will find out.

06 Sep 2019

Nobody on track currently. Bottas, Hamilton and Albon are the top three with 10 minutes to go.

06 Sep 2019

Bottas swaps that order around with a 1:30.596.

06 Sep 2019

Mercedes move one-two with Hamilton 0.15s up on Bottas.

06 Sep 2019

Albon goes fastest with a 1:31.250.

06 Sep 2019

A spot of dry running wouldn't be impossible before the end of this session. Leclerc is taking to Hamilton's challenge and raising him by 0.5s at the moment, but Vettel is still struggling to keep the SF90 on track and is P7.

06 Sep 2019

Hamilton comes out on inters on a drying track - Mercedes can't miss a chance to stick it to Ferrari - the Brit should set a far superior time to what has been seen so far.

06 Sep 2019

Complete new PU's confirmed by FIA for Verstappen and Gasly and as much as for Norris - that consigns them to the back of the grid. Raikkonen will need a new floor and bargeboards after his incident. The damage to Perez's RP19 doesn't seem as bad as first feared.

06 Sep 2019

Vettel decides to join the Turn 1 party as he locks up and navigates the bollards.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc goes P2 two tenths behind Sainz.

06 Sep 2019

Magnussen and Norris make their way through the bollards after offs at Turn 1.

06 Sep 2019

Ferrari are practising the tow down the straight - it will prove vital for qualifying.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc is off briefly at Turn 1. Slowing the car down there is causing trouble for everyone.

06 Sep 2019

"It's hard to find the grip on the tyres. "It looks like [the gearbox is damaged] and also the front end," explains Perez after his heavy crash earlier in the session.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc is coming out. We didn't expect them to risk it after seeing all these spins. No signs yet that Mercedes are taking the plunge.

06 Sep 2019

37 minutes remaining in this session as the track goes green again.

06 Sep 2019

Verstappen takes that P1 back with a 1:33.8. Gasly brings the red flags out again after beaching the Toro Rosso on the chicane kerb. He reverses off it and the marshals push him back on his way so the red flags shouldn't last long.

06 Sep 2019

Renault move P1 and 2 headed by Ricciardo after their latest attempts.

06 Sep 2019

The Aussie goes P4 while his team-mate Nico Hulkeberg moves into P2 a tenth behind Verstappen.

06 Sep 2019

Kvyat, Norris and Pierre Gasly are the top three currently for what it's worth, but Daniel Ricciardo is on a decent lap.

06 Sep 2019

The track is green again.

06 Sep 2019

Verstappen blaming the "hard" intermediates as the culprit for why everyone is going off.

06 Sep 2019

More red flags - it's Perez in the wall coming out of Ascari and that was on an out-lap.

06 Sep 2019

Meanwhile Raikkonen nearly gets wiped out by Verstappen who comes out of his garage. Luckily a Red Bull mechanic was there to speed up the Finn's walk back to Alfa Romeo.

06 Sep 2019

We have action again on track.

06 Sep 2019

Carlos Sainz went for a spin at Ascari just before Raikkonen's incident.

06 Sep 2019

Red flags are out - Kimi Raikkonen has binned the Alfa into the gravel at Parabolica.

06 Sep 2019

Albon is going for a lap on the inters. A 1:36.544 from Norris is quickly bettered by Daniil Kvyat as we start to see some times coming in.

06 Sep 2019

Bottas also went out but after a few exploratory laps he comes back into the pits.

06 Sep 2019

Norris comes back out for another crack at this damp Monza track, this time armed with the intermediates. Hamilton also heads out for the first time in this session running the full wets.

06 Sep 2019

Vettel and Leclerc are reportedly running brand new power units in this session, meanwhile Verstappen goes out on the inters but returns to the pits at the end of that lap.

06 Sep 2019

No times have been set yet.

06 Sep 2019

Vettel goes straight on at Turn 1 out of the pits, Norris also encounters similar issues. Both recover and carry on.

06 Sep 2019

"Are we sure we put the tyres in the blankets? Very very slippery," says Grosjean. The rain may be having something to do with that, just a theory. Williams and Ferrari are out there now for a steady tour around Monza.

06 Sep 2019

Romain Grosjean heads straight out for Haas. He is using the full wets.

06 Sep 2019

The lights go green. FP1 is underway.

06 Sep 2019

Just a couple of minutes until FP1 gets underway. Looks like the intermediates would be the tyre of choice and the rain is stopping so the track may well be dry by the end.

06 Sep 2019

Maybe the wet conditions could help Haas avoid their usual backwards slide or put Williams in the points hunt - we can dream. FP1 could make them dreams a little more realistic.

06 Sep 2019

The midfield pack has been tight all season and remains so, but SportPesa Racing Point predicted a strong second half of the season and delivered at Spa with Sergio Perez finishing P6. We also know that Lance Stroll can do a cracking job in the wet, so this could be a good weekend for the team.

06 Sep 2019

We interrupt this build-up for a weather update, it's a wet FP1 session. Usually this carries the risk of limited action in FP1, but rain is also forecast for Sunday so this could be a valuable session.

06 Sep 2019

McLaren's Lando Norris looks set to join him. His Belgian GP went up in smoke, literally, as his Spec B Renault PU gave up the ghost on the last lap, robbing him of a career-best P5 finish. The Brit now takes on a new Spec C engine for the Italian GP and so will be more interested in race setup throughout practice.

06 Sep 2019

Valtteri Bottas will hope to avoid another "Sunday drive" in his Mercedes as F1 rolls into Monza, but one guy who likely won't be in such a situation is Red Bull's Max Verstappen. He is set to start from the back like team-mate Alex Albon did in Spa after taking on the Honda Spec 4 engine, so expect his free practice focus to revolve more around race performance.

06 Sep 2019

Mercedes know that matching their rivals in practice and qualifying is a tough ask, but Lewis Hamilton showed that in race trim he remains very much a threat. But, they need to get that W10 in the perfect window and that all starts today.

06 Sep 2019

Sebastian Vettel was soundly beaten by his younger Ferrari team-mate at Spa. What better place for him to hit back than in front of the tifosi? FP1 will be his first opportunity to make a statement.

06 Sep 2019

Monza is another circuit of pure power, music to the ears of Ferrari and Charles Leclerc. FP1 will give the Scuderia the chance to start letting those extra horsepower loose as they build up to qualifying on Saturday.

06 Sep 2019

Welcome to Monza, home of Ferrari, the tifosi, the Cathedral of Speed, and the Italian Grand Prix, which now has a contract in place until at least 2024. Great news! It is practice day with FP1 getting underway at 11am. All times are local.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.978
37
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:21.046
0.068
32
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:21.179
0.201
39
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:21.347
0.369
34
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:21.350
0.372
29
6
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:21.589
0.611
30
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:22.124
1.146
42
8
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:22.153
1.175
44
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:22.249
1.271
36
10
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:22.260
1.282
37
11
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:22.338
1.360
37
12
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:22.482
1.504
32
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:22.511
1.533
42
14
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:22.523
1.545
35
15
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:22.706
1.728
32
16
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:22.882
1.904
33
17
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:23.065
2.087
35
18
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:23.561
2.583
16
19
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:23.737
2.759
29
20
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:24.313
3.335
23

06 Sep 2019

Well, FP1 and 2 were tricky for the teams and didn't allow for a huge deal of representative running. Qualifying tomorrow is set to be drier and warmer, but before that we have one last practice opportunity. Join us tomorrow for FP3.

06 Sep 2019

Hulkenberg, Sainz, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Stroll, Perez, Giovinazzi, Norris, Kubica and Russell complete the order from FP2.

06 Sep 2019

The chequered flag is out. Leclerc is fastest again, but Hamilton is less than a tenth behind. P3 Vettel, P4 Bottas, P5 Verstappen, P6 Albon, P7 Gasly, P8 Grosjean, P9 Ricciardo and P10 Kvyat completes the top ten.

06 Sep 2019

Norris is finally out on track, and the FIA have just warned him for track limits at the final turn. He just can't catch a break.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc comes very close to losing the SF90 at Turns 1 and 2.

06 Sep 2019

Bottas is still struggling to get to grips with the opening chicane.

06 Sep 2019

20 minutes to go. Teams are putting up with the drizzle as they continue their race sims.

06 Sep 2019

"We believe Sunday could be these kind of conditions so there is value in keeping on running," Ferrari reply to Leclerc.

06 Sep 2019

Hamilton improves to P2 just 0.068 down on Leclerc. "It's raining quite a bit, I won't take big risks" says Leclerc on team radio.

06 Sep 2019

Mercedes are sticking out there to put in a flying lap and practice the tow, they have been beaten by the weather for most of the day really.

06 Sep 2019

These race sims may be about to be cut short. The rain is back in the pit lane.

06 Sep 2019

Norris still relegated to watching on the TV.

06 Sep 2019

Magnussen tells Haas it's too wet for the slicks at Turns 5 and 6.

06 Sep 2019

A few more have followed. There is time to get a solid race simulation in, but rain clouds are still in the area and the radar looks dodgy.

06 Sep 2019

Hang on, Romain Grosjean is heading out! What a guy. He is on the soft tyres.

06 Sep 2019

The track is green! But it doesn't really matter because nobody is going out on track.

06 Sep 2019

Session red flagged? Odd one. There is a bit of gravel on track so we can only presume it is to clean that up.

06 Sep 2019

Still nothing going on.

06 Sep 2019

It was drizzle but the rain is getting a bit heavier now. The drivers have returned to their garages.

06 Sep 2019

Verstappen up to P3, only three tenths off Leclerc and a tenth behind Vettel. That's a strong effort with the new Honda Spec 4 engine.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc has stepped it up now on the softs and goes P1 with a 1:20.978. Meanwhile Kevin Magnussen drives into the jack as he enters the pits. Everyone seems to be okay.

06 Sep 2019

Fancy taking Turn 1 Bottas? Apparently not, on through the bollards he goes. Also the coats are going on in the grandstands, it's raining. In further news Norris is stuck in the garage with a rumoured hydraulic issue.

06 Sep 2019

Red Bull tell Max Verstappen "Rain expected in around 15 to 20 minutes" .

06 Sep 2019

It may be an idea to remove Turns 1 and 2. Nobody is following the actual course of the corners - Raikkonen the latest to go over the run-off.

06 Sep 2019

Vettel improves to second fastest, three tenths down on Hamilton.

06 Sep 2019

Sainz pops up to P4 on his first attempt with the medium compound. Alex Albon meanwhile locks up and goes over the run-off at Turns 1 and 2.

06 Sep 2019

Leclerc sets the early P1 time with a 1:22.498 but that is quickly bettered by Hamilton with a 1:22.450. Bottas P3, Verstappen P4 and Vettel P5.

06 Sep 2019

Hamilton not happy with his track position, he has nobody to get a tow from. Just go find Vettel, it worked perfectly in FP1, right?

06 Sep 2019

We called it. The pit lane explodes into life. Vettel and Leclerc are splitting their running early on with the latter taking to the circuit on hard tyres while Vettel runs the mediums.

06 Sep 2019

The lights go green, it will be a busy track from the start if the rain is set to return.

06 Sep 2019

Oh, 80% chance of rain for FP2 say race control.

06 Sep 2019

Just a few minutes to go now until FP2 gets underway. The sun is trying to shine at Monza.

06 Sep 2019

Speaking to Sky Sports F1 Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto was keen to remind Vettel's critics that the flag is flying at Maranello for Vettel's Canadian GP exploits. Of course he was demoted to P2, but Ferrari still class it as an unofficial win. They are "very happy" with his 2019 showing.

06 Sep 2019

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel really got in each others way during FP1, so they will be hoping for some more clear running in this second session.

06 Sep 2019

Sergio Perez and Kimi Raikkonen suffered trips into the barriers in FP1. Raikkonen's was a fairly simple repair job while Perez's SportPesa Racing Point wasn't as badly wrecked as first feared. They should feature in this session.

06 Sep 2019

If FP2 remains dry we should get a better idea of the true order - in other words, Leclerc will most likely be fastest.

06 Sep 2019

FP1 started very wet and ended dry, so there was little more than a couple of minutes of representative running at the end. Charles Leclerc topped the session, with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris behind in what was a nice moment for McLaren.

06 Sep 2019

Hello and welcome to live coverage of FP2 here at the Italian Grand Prix. All times are local.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:20.294
14
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:20.326
0.032
11
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.403
0.109
23
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.403
0.109
14
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:20.564
0.270
11
6
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:20.595
0.301
21
7
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:20.752
0.458
13
8
Nationality
Alex Albon
Red Bull
1:20.827
0.533
17
9
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:20.881
0.587
15
10
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:20.945
0.651
20
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.949
0.655
21
12
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:21.003
0.709
15
13
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:21.073
0.779
22
14
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:21.292
0.998
21
15
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:21.325
1.031
19
16
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:21.336
1.042
16
17
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:21.621
1.327
16
18
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:21.639
1.345
17
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:22.374
2.080
22
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:22.758
2.464
21

07 Sep 2019

Our coverage of qualifying gets underway in around 90 minutes. See you there.

07 Sep 2019

The remaining order is: SAI, PER, GAS, NOR, RAI, MAG, GRO, STR, RUS, KUB.

07 Sep 2019

Leclerc could only manage P4 with Ricciardo taking a rather impressive P5. Hamilton, Hulkenberg, Albon, Giovinazzi and Kvyat complete the top ten.

07 Sep 2019

Well, that's that for FP3 with Vettel taking top spot, ahead of Verstappen and Bottas.

07 Sep 2019

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo has gone P5, ahead of Lewis Hamilton. It's just like the good old days again.

07 Sep 2019

Max Verstappen has just done a stonker of a lap to go P2, just 0.032s slower than Vettel. It's a shame the Dutchman will be starting from the back tomorrow.

07 Sep 2019

The Ferrari boys return to track and Vettel immediately goes marginally quicker than Leclerc, taking P1 by 0.121s.

07 Sep 2019

Not much happening on track at the moment as cars return to their garage before the final runs of the session.

07 Sep 2019

Bottas goes P5. There is now less than a tenth between the Red Bull and Mercedes drivers - tasty.

07 Sep 2019

Alex Albon is looking strong here, less than a tenth behind his new team-mate who's just gone back up to P3. Considering his engine penalties last weekend, today is effectively his first proper qualifying session for Red Bull.

07 Sep 2019

Bottas too cracks the top ten, going P8, also on the mediums.

07 Sep 2019

He's quickly demoted to P4 by Hamilton though, who gets himself three tenths off the lead on the medium tyre.

07 Sep 2019

And the Dutchman goes P3, less than half a second slower than Leclerc.

07 Sep 2019

Max Verstappen is doing his first lap. He's now the only driver yet to set a time.

07 Sep 2019

Of course, as I type that, Albon does his first lap to split them and go P4.

07 Sep 2019

Somewhat surprisingly, considering their engine isn't the quickest in a straight line, Renault are currently occupying P3 and P4.

07 Sep 2019

Leclerc goes purple with a 1:20.452.

07 Sep 2019

Unsurprisingly, at a track where power is so important, five of the top ten cars have Ferrari engines.

07 Sep 2019

Ferrari are finally out, and Vettel immediately goes top with a 1:20.611, with Leclerc going 0.399s slower and taking P2.

07 Sep 2019

Having lost ten minutes at the start of the session, it looks doubtful that the teams will do as much running as they'd hoped to, with nearly half the cars yet to set times. Just under 40 minutes left.

07 Sep 2019

The Mercedes' both put in their first times, going around three seconds slower than Sainz.

07 Sep 2019

The first lap times are coming in now, with Carlos Sainz currently top, doing a 1:21.986 on soft tyres.

07 Sep 2019

Here we go then - FP3 is underway.

07 Sep 2019

The session is expected to start in five minutes time.

07 Sep 2019

We have a brief delay before green lights as work is being done on the track following a quite incredible crash in F3 this morning.

07 Sep 2019

Cars are starting to fire up and preparing to go to track. 10 minutes until the start of FP3.

07 Sep 2019

With rain affecting FP2 though, it's not clear just how accurate an indication of pace that session was. With the track looking set to stay dry this morning, we'll most likely get a better idea of the team's pace before qualifying.

07 Sep 2019

Yesterday ended with Ferrari take top spot as expected, with Charles Leclerc going quickest. However, the Tifosi would've been hoping for a larger margin to Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton was just 0.068s behind the Monegasque, splitting him and his team-mate, Vettel.

07 Sep 2019

We have 30 minutes until the start of FP3, with qualifying kicking off a further three hours later.

07 Sep 2019

Build-up from 11.30am.

07 Sep 2019

Welcome back to Monza for Saturday's third and final practice hour for the Italian GP. All times are local.
Italian Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

08 Sep

No of Laps:
53
Length:
306.720 km
Lap Record:
Rubens Barrichello (2004) - 1:21.046
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
2
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
3
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
4
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
5
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
6
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
7
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
8
Alex Albon
Red Bull
9
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
10
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
11
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
12
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
13
Romain Grosjean
Haas
14
George Russell
Williams
15
Robert Kubica
Williams
16
Lando Norris
McLaren
17
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
18
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
19
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
20
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

21 Mar

Australian Grand Prix

11:00 AM

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix

07:10 PM

11 Apr

Chinese Grand Prix

08:10 AM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
0
2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
0
3
Max Verstappen Red Bull
0
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
0
5
Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
0
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
0
2
Red Bull
0
3
McLaren
0
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

21 Mar

Australian Grand Prix
11:00

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
19:10