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Italian Grand Prix 2021

How to watch the 2021 F1 Italian Grand Prix

The 2021 Italian Grand Prix will take place between September 10 and September 12. Here's everything you need to know about the session times and where you can watch all the F1 action unfold.

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After an exhilarating return to Zandvoort in the Netherlands, Formula 1 will cap off a triple-header of races with the Italian Grand Prix.

Known as the 'Temple of Speed', the 5.793 km Autodromo Nazionale di Monza provided one of the shock results of the 2020 season as AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly took his first career victory ahead of Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll.

This year the focus will no doubt be on the championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, with the Dutchman holding a three-point advantage following wins in Belgium and the Netherlands.

However, as is always the case in Italy, the home fans will have their eyes on Ferrari who enter the race having recently moved past McLaren for third in the Constructors' Championship.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog to follow every second of the Italian Grand Prix.

We will have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Italy.

When is the 2021 Italian GP?*

The weekend gets underway on Friday with the first practice session followed by qualifying as Monza will play host to the second Sprint Qualifying event of the season.

Qualifying will follow the familiar Q1, Q2, Q3 knockout-style format while Saturday's Sprint Qualifying event will be 18 laps with no mandatory pit stops. The two practice sessions will remain 60 minutes in length.

This will determine the grid for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, which takes place at 14:00.

*Add one hour for CET times

Session start times for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix

Date Session Time (UK time) Time (CET)
Friday September 10 Free Practice 1 13:30-14:30 14:30-15:30
Friday September 10 Qualifying 17:00-18:00 18:00-19:00
Saturday September 11 Free Practice 2 11:00-12:00 12:00-13:00
Saturday September 11 Sprint Qualifying 15:30-16:00 16:30-17:00
Sunday September 12 Italian GP 14:00 - 53 laps 15:00 - 53 laps

How can I watch the 2021 Italian Grand Prix?

In the United Kingdom, the Italian Grand Prix will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the race will begin at 12:30 BST/13:30 CET with the likes of Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg, Karun Chandhok and Paul Di Resta at the venue.

Race highlights will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday evening. The programme airs at 18:30 BST with commentary from Alex Jacques and David Coulthard.

It will also be available to watch on the All 4 on demand service. Details of various broadcasters across different locations can be found below.

Where to watch the 2021 Italian Grand Prix

Country Broadcaster
UK and Ireland Sky Sports F1/Channel 4 (Highlights)
United States ESPN 2
Canada TSN/RDS
India Star Sports Select 2/Hotstar (Online)
Australia Fox Sports
South Africa Supersport


Another way to view the Italian Grand Prix is through F1 TV, F1's own digital streaming platform that helps you get inside the pit lane while accessing real-time statistics and timing, along with historical content.

Users can live stream every track session for every Grand Prix in 2021, along with access to all the onboard cameras and team radios for your favourite drivers. In addition to Formula 1 content, you can also watch F2, F3 and the Porsche Supercup championships.

Click here to find out more.

Can I listen to the Italian Grand Prix on the radio?

There will be live coverage of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Coverage begins at 14:00 BST/15:00 CET.

Commentary will come from Jack Nicholls and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer.

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