F1 2019: Italian Grand Prix Preview

After a tough Belgian Grand Prix weekend, F1 heads to Monza with a heavy heart. (Image credit: Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

After an incredibly difficult Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, the Formula One paddock heads to Monza, Italy with a heavy heart as the world of Motorsport continues to mourn the tragic passing of Anthoine Hubert. 

This weekend however sees Ferrari aiming to win their home Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2010, whilst championship leader – Lewis Hamilton is looking to clinch his sixth Italian GP victory which would be a new record for most Italian GP victories.


Track Guide


Circuit: Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Laps: 53

Race Distance: 306.720km

Tyre Compounds: C2, C3 & C4



Date Session Time (BST)
Friday 6 September FP1 10:00am
Friday 6 September FP2 2:00pm
Saturday 7 September FP3 11:00am
Saturday 7 September Qualifying 2:00pm
Sunday 8 September Race 2:10pm


Three Key Pointers

  • Expect Ferrari’s excellent straight-line speed to benefit them on Saturday, which is the only dry day forecast and could be crucial as to who starts on pole for Sunday’s likely wet race.
  • After a strong showing in Belgium, Racing Point should be competitive this weekend and particularly in the rain.
  • With Max Verstappen starting at the back after taking a power unit upgrade, this is Alexander Albon’s chance to showcase his potential at Red Bull. 


If missed the opening 13 rounds of this season, get up to date with our race reviews below along with our half-term report.


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