Italian Grand Prix F1 Sprint Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings, Weather Forecast & Live Stream

Published 09/11/2021, 3:48 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


The Italian Grand Prix is certainly shaping up to be one of the most interesting weekends of the ongoing 2021 F1 season. Despite the odds fairly stating that Lewis Hamilton would be claiming the speed king award, his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, swooped past in the dying minutes of Q3 to deny the Briton P1.

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Well, the job’s not done yet! The drivers have had to sweat it out to set up what looks like a decent grid for Saturday’s sprint qualifying. There are likely to be on-track action everywhere, from the very front row to the very last row of the grid.

Hence, we would advise the viewers against missing out on the electric 30 minutes at the classic high-speed Monza circuit. So, amidst the impending sprint session, take a look at when and where to watch it.

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When & where to watch the F1 sprint?

The 30-minute shoot-out for pole will begin at 4:30 PM in and around Italy, including Austria, Spain, France, Switzerland, Hungary, and Germany. For the British viewers, the starting time is scheduled at 3:30 PM. Moving further west, Northern parts of the US and Canada will be able to watch the session at 10:30 AM.

For Turkey, Azerbaijan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the session will begin at 6:30 PM. Meanwhile, in India, the Sprint will start off at 8:00 PM. Moving further east, China and Japan will be able to watch the session at 10:30 PM and 11:30 PM, respectively.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Finally, for Australia and New Zealand, the session is scheduled to start at 12:30 AM and 2:30 AM (+1 day), respectively.

Now, moving on to the broadcasting rights, Sky Sports will be telecasting the event in the UK, Germany, and Italy.

For Spain, it is DAZN, while for Portugal, it is the usual Eleven Sports. Whereas, the United States will fall under ESPN, with RDS covering most parts of Canada. For most parts of Asia, Fox Sports holds the rights, while for India, it is Star Sports.

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Weather forecast for the Sprint

Nothing interesting is expected over the 30 minutes at Monza. There will hardly be any cloud cover, hence, the sun will shine bright throughout the session. The temperature is likely to revolve around 25°C and should go down as we move into the session.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Winds will most likely remain stagnant throughout the evening, with gusts expected to reach up to 7 to 8 km/hr. Hence, with the weather remaining hesitant against playing spoilsport at Monza, who is going to claim that crucial F1 pole position this evening?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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