WEEKEND WARM-UP: Verstappen chases a record and new Mercedes contracts as F1 arrives for the Italian GP


Formula 1 heads to the Temple of Speed, in the second race back from the summer break, and our Weekend warm-up crew is on hand to discuss everything from inside the Monza paddock as they preview the Italian GP action.

The talk of the town in Italy is of course Ferrari and their up and down season so far. The gang preview what the Scuderia can do and whether they can push for the podium this weekend in front of the Tifosi.

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There's also a certain Max Verstappen to talk about, as the two-time world champion looks to take a record 10th consecutive win this weekend. But is there anybody that can challenge him for victory, especially his team mate, Sergio Perez?

Also, up for discussion is Mercedes, following their announcement that Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had put pen to paper on new contract extensions, as they examine the short and long-term future of the Silver Arrows.

As well as that, they also discuss what we can expect from the likes of McLaren, Aston Martin, Alpine, and Williams this weekend, along with the latest information regarding upgrades at the various teams.

Click on the video player above to watch Laura Winter, Will Buxton and Lawrence Barretto in the latest instalment of the Weekend warm-up show.



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