Italian Grand Prix: Race start time, starting grid and how to watch

Leclerc produced a sensational final run at the Temple of Speed to thrill the Tifosi, with Max Verstappen having to settle for second.

Verstappen lines up in seventh though, with the world champion among nine of 20 drivers punished for exceeding their number of allocated engine parts.

Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton qualified third, fourth and fifth respectively, but the trio also face grid sanctions. Hamilton will start from the back after taking on his fourth engine of the season – one more than he is allowed.


George Russell finished sixth but takes advantage of those above being penalised to join Leclerc on the front row. Lando Norris qualified seventh will start third in his McLaren once the grid penalties are applied.

Hamilton’s yellow 44 on the side of his Mercedes has been turned to black in honour of the Queen, with a plethora of tributes being paid up and down the paddock to the long-serving monarch.

A one-minute silence was staged ahead of practice on Friday, with another to follow on the grid in the moments before Sunday’s race. The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, will be present for the formalities.

When is the Italian Grand Prix?

The Italian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place today, 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 race commences at 2pm BST on Sunday.

How can I watch the Italian Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 and Main Event channels. Coverage of Grand Prix Sunday starts at 1pm BST.

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.

The passionate Tifosi will hope for a much better result from Ferrari at Monza this weekend

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Who is on pole position?

Pole position for the Italian Grand Prix was decided in qualifying with Charles Leclerc fastest in the Ferrari.

Qualifying results and grid positions in full

There are a number of grid penalties that will impact how the drivers start on Sunday.

Here is how they finished in qualifying, with their grid positions for the race once penalties have been applied in brackets.

1. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 1 minute, 20.161 seconds. (1)

2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 1:20.306. (7)

3. Carlos Sainz Jr, Ferrari, 1:20.429. (18)

4. Sergio Perez, Red Bull, 1:21.206. (13)

5. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:21.524. (19)

6. George Russell, Mercedes 1:21.542. (2)

7. Lando Norris, McLaren, 1:21.584. (3)

8. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren, 1:21.925. (4)

9. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri, 1:22.648. (5)

10. Fernando Alonso, Alpine, 1:21.829. (6)

11. Esteban Ocon, Alpine, 1:22.130. (14)

12. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo, 1:22.235. (15)

13. Nyck de Vries, Williams, 1:22.567. (8)

14. Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo, 1:22.577. (9)

15. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri, 1:22.020. (20)

16. Nicholas Latifi, Williams, 1:22.587. (10)

17. Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, 1:22.636. (11)

18. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin, 1:22.748. (12)

19. Kevin Magnussen, Haas, 1:22.908. (16)

20. Mick Schumacher, Haas, 1:23.005. (17)

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