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Session times confirmed for Italian GP – including F1 Sprint at Monza

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MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas

If you enjoyed the drama of the inaugural F1 Sprint last weekend, then you don’t have too long to wait for the next. The Italian Grand Prix in early September will be the second of three rounds to feature the experimental format this season – and will follow a timetable identical to that seen at Silverstone.

Friday will open with Practice 1 in the afternoon, followed by Qualifying – which sets the grid for the Sprint – in the evening. Saturday morning will see a second and final practice session, before the 100km F1 Sprint in the afternoon to determine the starting order for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

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With the length of the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza coming in at just under 6km – 5.793km to be precise – F1 Sprint is expected to be an 18-lap blast around the famous park, before the 53-lap main event on Sunday.

Italian Grand Prix weekend schedule:

DAYSESSIONTIME
FRI SEP 10FP11430-1530
FRI SEP 10Qualifying1800-1900
SAT SEP 11FP21200-1300
SAT SEP 11Sprint Qualifying1630-1700
SUN SEP 12Race1500
*All times local

The third and final 2021 Grand Prix to trial the F1 Sprint format is expected to be a flyaway event and will be confirmed later in the year.

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