What started out as a potentially thrilling championship battle between the Scuderia’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s reigning world champion has long since given way to a disappointing one-horse race, with Verstappen earning 10 victories from 15 grands prix so far in 2022.
The 24-year-old delighted his adoring Orange Army with a hard-fought win on home soil in the Netherlands last weekend to open up an imposing 109-point lead in the drivers’ standings with only seven races left this season.
George Russell ended up matching his career-best result with a second-place finish at the Circuit Zandvoort, with Lewis Hamilton eventually finishing fourth behind Leclerc and missing the podium altogether despite having appeared well-placed to claim his first victory of the season at one stage, before more late safety car drama and strategy gambles from Mercedes that left their seven-time world champion furious and hurling obscenities over team radio.
After Verstappen was given a hero’s welcome by the Orange Army, now it is Ferrari’s turn to soak up the adulation of the passionate Tifosi as we head to Monza, where they must cut out the gaffes if they are to have any chance of slowing Verstappen’s seemingly unassailable march to a successful first title defence.
When is the Italian Grand Prix?
The Italian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the Monza Circuit – the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza – in Monza, which is in the Lombardy region of Italy, not far from Milan.
What time is the Italian Grand Prix?
The first two practice sessions will take place on Friday, at 1pm BST and 4pm respectively, with each lasting for an hour.
FP3 will then be held between 12pm-1pm on Saturday afternoon.
Qualifying is at 3pm on Saturday, with the race itself then commencing at 2pm on Sunday.
How can I watch the Italian Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel.
Coverage of Grand Prix Sunday starts at 12:30pm, with the race programme beginning at 1:55pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the action live online via the SkyGo app.
LIVE blog: You can also follow the race as it happens with Standard Sport’s live blog, with Marc Mayo on the call.
Who is on pole position?
Pole position for the Italian Grand Prix will be decided during qualifying on Saturday.
Qualifying results and grid positions in full
Check back in on Saturday afternoon for a full list of qualifying results and the final grid positions in Monza.