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Italian Grand Prix 2021

The unusual session times for the 2021 F1 Italian Grand Prix

Here's the full weekend time schedule for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, which will take place from September 10-12, as the 2021 F1 season continues at pace.

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Formula 1 returns to Monza for the 2021 edition of one of the sport's most historic races. Known as the 'Temple of Speed', as the fastest lap in the sport, Monza plays host to the Tifosi in the heart of Ferrari's homeland.

While most of the crowd will be there to cheer on Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, the more likely front-running battle will be between title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, as the Mercedes driver aims to prevent a hat-trick of wins for the Red Bull man after the summer break.

Monza's fast and flowing nature could suit Mercedes slightly better than Red Bull, but who knows which team will unlock the best performance once track action gets underway, with just a single practice session to prepare for the weekend.

This weekend sees the return of the Sprint Qualifying format after being debuted at Silverstone. This means that teams get one hour of practice on Friday, before hosting the usual Qualifying session on Friday evening.

From there, a second practice session is held on Saturday morning, but this session is held under parc ferme conditions. This means that teams and drivers can't make any setup changes.

A short Sprint Qualifying race will then be held on Saturday evening – this being used to determine the starting grid for Sunday's main Grand Prix.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog here. We will also have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Italy.

What time does the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix start? Check out the full schedule below.

2021 F1 Italian GP time schedule

Date Event Time (BST) Time (Local)
Friday September 10 Practice 1 13:30 14:30
Friday September 10 Qualifying 17:00 18:00
Saturday September 11 Practice 2 11:00 12:00
Saturday September 11 Sprint Qualifying 17:00 18:00
Sunday September 12 Race 14:00 15:00

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