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Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

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Monza will host the Italian Grand Prix on September 6, 2020. Here's how you can watch the Formula 1 race in the comfort of your living room.

Mercedes topped Friday practice for the Italian GP with an extended margin, leaving Valtteri Bottas "slightly surprised" by how far ahead the German manufacturer was after the opening day of running.

McLaren driver Lando Norris was Mercedes' closest rival in FP2, but he finished nearly seven tenths down on pacesetter Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen, who has been consistently Mercedes' closest challenger in the Red Bull, finished more than a second off the pace in fifth.

Both AlphaTauri cars enjoyed a strong showing in practice, with Pierre Gasly even outpacing Verstappen in the afternoon.

Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel could finish no higher than ninth and 11th respectively on Ferrari's home soil.

When is the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix? 

The Italian Grand Prix will be held on August 30th at Monza. 

  • Date: Sunday September 6, 2020 
  • Start time: 2:10pm BST / 3:10pm CEST / 9:10am ET / 6:10am PT / 10:10pm JST / 11:10pm AEST / 6:40pm IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

How can I watch Italian Grand Prix?

The Italian Grand Prix will be broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe: Sky TV has the exclusive rights for Formula 1 broadcast in the UK and Italy. Movistar F1 will broadcast the race in Spain. Viewers in France can tune into Canal+.

North America: The Italian GP will be broadcast in the US on ESPN, in Mexico on Tudn and in Canada on TSN/RDS.

Asia: Most of Asia is covered by Fox Sports, including India where F1 is broadcast by sister channel Star Sports Select 2. Fuji TV Next will carry live coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage from Monza to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show the race in New Zealand.

Can I stream the Italian Grand Prix?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream the race on a device of their choice. Sky Sports and Movistar offer live streaming in the UK and Spain respectively, with the latter's package costing seven euros a month.

Weather forecast for the Italian Grand Prix

The temperature at Monza will hover between 17C to 28C on Sunday, with little-to-no chance of rain during the race.

Italian Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'18.887  
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1'18.956 0.069
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1'19.695 0.808
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 1'19.720 0.833
5 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 1'19.795 0.908
6 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1'19.820 0.933
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 1'19.864 0.977
8 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 1'20.049 1.162
9 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 1'20.090 1.203
10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1'20.177 1.290
11 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 1'20.169 1.282
12 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 1'20.234 1.347
13 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'20.273 1.386
14 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'20.926 2.039
15 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'21.573 2.686
16 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1'21.139 2.252
17 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1'21.151 2.264
18 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'21.206 2.319
19 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 1'21.587 2.700
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1'21.717 2.830

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Author Rachit Thukral