Italian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix will take place on September 5 at the iconic Monza circuit. Here's how you can watch it in the comfort of your living room.

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Mercedes has been an unstoppable force over one lap in 2020, having taken pole position in each of the seven rounds held so far.

However, the ban on engine modes could throw a spanner in the works, allowing rival teams to close the gap to Mercedes - if not eclipse it to grab the top spot on the grid.

Red Bull will again be the favourite to take advantage of any drop in Mercedes' pace, while Renault won't be too far behind with its potent low-downforce package.

Expect Ferrari to struggle at its home ground, given the weaknesses of its 2020 power unit.

What time does qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix start?

The Italian GP qualifying session will get underway at 3pm CEST at Monza. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020 
  • Start time: 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 9am ET / 6am PT / 10pm JST / 11pm AEST / 6:30pm IST

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

How can I watch qualifying?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe: Sky Sports F1 will broadcast the Italian GP qualifying in both the UK and Italy. RTL will show qualifying in Germany, Movistar will telecast it in Spain and Canal+ will carry the coverage in France.

North America: Qualifying 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 qualifying coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage of qualifying to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show qualifying in New Zealand.

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK) and Movistar (Spain) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Monza throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

Italian Grand Prix - FP1 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1'20.703  
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'20.948 0.245
3 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 1'21.500 0.797
4 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 1'21.555 0.852
5 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 1'21.641 0.938
6 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1'21.667 0.964
7 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 1'21.747 1.044
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1'21.747 1.044
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 1'21.789 1.086
10 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1'21.821 1.118
11 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'21.904 1.201
12 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 1'21.984 1.281
13 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 1'22.131 1.428
14 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1'22.409 1.706
15 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'22.422 1.719
16 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'22.552 1.849
17 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'22.619 1.916
18 Israel Roy Nissany Williams Mercedes 1'22.826 2.123
19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1'22.988 2.285
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1'23.120 2.417

Italian Grand Prix - FP2 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'20.192  
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1'20.454 0.262
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1'21.089 0.897
4 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1'21.121 0.929
5 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 1'21.228 1.036
6 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1'21.313 1.121
7 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 1'21.376 1.184
8 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 1'21.389 1.197
9 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'21.503 1.311
10 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 1'21.594 1.402
11 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 1'21.697 1.505
12 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1'21.733 1.541
13 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'21.786 1.594
14 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 1'21.883 1.691
15 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 1'22.080 1.888
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'22.088 1.896
17 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'22.147 1.955
18 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1'22.254 2.062
19 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1'22.825 2.633
20 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 1'22.927 2.735
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