The Formula 1 2021 campaign continues its course today with the 14th Grand Prix Race of the year at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The Italian Grand Prix is a scheduled Formula One race at the Monza Circuit in Monza, Italy on Sunday, September 12, 2021. The race will be the 14th round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.
The fifth-oldest national Grand Prix, the Italian race has been held since 1921. As of 2013, it was the most frequented Grand Prix (the 2020 edition was the 90th). The Italian Grand Prix is one of two Grands Prix that have been part of the Formula One World Championship since its inception in 1950.
Aside from 1980, it has been contested at Monza every year since the World Championship era began. In addition to Monza, it has taken place in Montichiari in 1921, Livorno in 1937, Milan in 1947, and Turin in 1948. Michael Schumacher of Germany and Lewis Hamilton of the UK both hold the record for most wins (5 each), while Ferrari with 20 wins is the track constructors' leader.
2021 Italian Grand Prix: Starting grid
It was confirmed last week that Bottas would replace Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo in 2022, and he won the sprint qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix today. However, Max Verstappen will start Sunday's race from the front row due to Bottas' engine penalty.
There will be two McLaren drivers behind Verstappen: Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. It was not all smooth sailing for Bottas in the qualifying session. Monza champion Pierre Gasly crashed out approaching the first chicane. Take a look at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix Starting Grid.
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
3.Lando Norris (McLaren)
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
7. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
8. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
9. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
10. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
11. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
12. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
13. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
14. George Russell (Williams)
15. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
16. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
17. Robert Kubica (Haas)
18. Mick Schumacher (Alfa Romeo)
DNQ: Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
20. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2021 Italian Grand Prix: Date
The Italian Grand Prix Race will take place today, September 12, 2021, at the Monza Circuit in Monza, Italy. It will have 53 laps in a circuit with 5.793 km (3.600 mi).
2021 Italian Grand Prix: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:00 AM
CT: 8:00 AM
MT: 7:00 AM
PT: 6:00 AM
TV Channel in the US to watch 2021 Italian Grand Prix
The 14th race of the Formula One World Championship 2021, the Italian Grand Prix will be broadcasted on ESPN, ESPN Deportes in the United States.
2021 Italian Grand Prix: Storylines
The new Formula 1 2021 season began in late March. So far, the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, took place on March 28, while the Italian Grand Prix at Imola Circuit, Imola, happened on April 18, the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit was set for May 2, as well as the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló on May 9.
Then, the Monaco Grand Prix took place on May 23, at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, followed by the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit in Baku two weeks later, on June 6. Next up was the French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on June 20, then the Styrian Grand Prix and the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg in late June and early July.
Next came the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone which took place on July 18, then the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring in Mogyorod, and the Dutch Grand Prix at the Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort which was the latest F1 GP. This will be the 14th out of 23 Grand Prix events during the year. At the moment, it is Max Verstappen of the Netherlands who leads the 2021 F1 rankings with a total of 224.5 points. Mercedes, meanwhile, sit on top of the constructors' rankings with 344.5 points so far.
2021 Italian Grand Prix: Predictions And Odds
The oddsmakers have made their predictions for this weekend's race in Italy, and Lewis Hamilton is seen as the lone favorite. DraftKings have given him odds of -200 odds to win, while Max Verstappen's victory would result in a +250 payout. Lando Norris is at +800, while Sergio Perez could bring a payout of a whopping +2800.
* Odds by DraftKings