Italian Grand Prix Schedule: When Is the Next F1 Race After Dutch GP?

Published 09/06/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 6, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after the start the race | Courtesy: via REUTERS/Matteo Bazzi


With the Dutch GP now in the rearview mirror, the Formula 1 calendar jumps quickly to its next race. This weekend, Round 14 of the 2021 F1 World Championship will take place in Monza – the Italian GP.

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The iconic Italian circuit hosts the last leg of the second triple-header of the season. After a rain-interrupted Belgian GP in Spa-Francorchamps, drivers returned to proper race action in Zandvoort this past weekend. Max Verstappen turned up the volume of the Dutch fans in attendance by clinching a crucial victory in his home race.

The schedule for the Italian Grand Prix

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Since the inception of F1 in 1950, the Italian Grand Prix is one of the few races to feature in every edition. Apart from 1980, Monza hosted every edition of this iconic race. During the course of many years, its high-speed corners earned it the moniker of the ‘Temple of Speed.’

The weekend will see the second ever sprint qualifying take place, which gives the schedule a different look. On-track action will begin on Friday, September 10 with FP1, which will begin at 2:30 PM local time and 12:30 PM GMT.

Instead of a second practice session, qualifying will take place at 6:00 PM local time and 4:00 PM GMT. This session will set the grid for sprint qualifying on Saturday, September 11.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 6, 2020 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with drivers during the race Pool | Courtesy: Reuters

FP2 will begin at 12:00 PM local time and 10:00 AM GMT on Saturday. The second-ever F1 sprint qualifying race will begin at 4:30 PM local time, and 2:30 PM GMT. The weekend will conclude with the all-important race on Sunday, September 12, beginning at 3:00 PM local time and 1:00 PM GMT.

F1 fans in England can catch all the action unfold on Sky Sports, while American fans can do so on ESPN. For Indian fans, Star Sports will bring all the action on TV screens across the country. Apart from TV, fans can also watch track action through live streams on the F1 app or the Sky Sports website; Disney+ HotStar will do the same for Indian fans.

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Who won the last Italian GP?

Pierre Gasly clinched a shock victory at the last edition of the Italian Grand Prix. In a race marred by incidents, the Frenchman held off Carlos Sainz to record an impressive victory for AlphaTauri.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 6, 2020 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly celebrates winning the Italian Grand Prix on the podium Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Gasly looks in brilliant touch heading back to the track a year after his famous victory. However, expect the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to resume at the front of the grid.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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