F1 Italian GP 2021: full race start time Monza GP
F1 2021 Italian GP: Timetable and race schedule.
Formula One has just closed the Dutch GP, but after the long summer break there is a lot of energy to spend. So next week we will run again! The fourteenth act of the World Cup will be very significant, since it will be staged in the temple of speed. In fact, on September 12 in Monza the Italian GP will be held, an authentic institution of F1, having never been missing from the calendar, not even in the year of Covid.
In this regard, it is nice to underline how we will return to having the public (although not like the photo below). Of course, the stands can be filled “only” to 50% of the capacity, but this is a step towards normality after the 2020 edition behind closed doors. Those in possession of the green pass, those who have supported a negative molecular swab in the imminence of the event and those who have recovered from Covid will be able to access the racetrack.
It should also be noted that we will witness the second sprint race of the year after that of Silverstone. The choice to place the sprint qualifying at Monza can make sense, as recently there has been controversy about the fact that no one wanted to give their wake to their opponents, generating painful shows like that of 2019. We will therefore have unusual times, as the session to establish the sprint qualifying grid will be in the late afternoon of Friday.
Race start time for F1 Italian GP (CEST).
Friday 10th September:
- Free Practise 1 14:30-15:30
- Qualifying 18:00-19:00
Saturday 11th September:
- Free Practise 2 12:00-13:00
- Sprint qualifying 16:30-17:00
Sunday 12th September:
- Race 15:00-17:00
F1, Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo from 2022: he will replace Raikkonen
From one Finn to another: Alfa Romeo has in fact made it official that from 2022 Valtteri Bottas will drive for the Swiss team after the announcement of Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement at the end of the season. Bottas has reached and signed a multi-year agreement that makes him very satisfied. Aware that his work with Mercedes is not yet finished and will be very important to help the team in the fight against Verstappen and Red Bull, the Finn also looks ahead and to the opportunities that the next regulatory changes can give his new team in 2022.
Breaking news! 🗞 @ValtteriBottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the 2022 season and beyond, with the Finnish driver signing a multi-year deal with the Hinwil-based team. pic.twitter.com/2XNeMtUGMn
— Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake (@alfaromeostake) September 6, 2021
Bottas: “Excited about this new challenge”
The first words of the Finalndese pilot also arrived after the announcement.
“A new chapter in my racing career is opening – he explained – I am excited to join Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen for 2022 and beyond, for what will be a new challenge with an iconic manufacturer. Alfa Romeo is a brand that needs no introduction, it has written some great pages in the history of Formula One and it will be an honor to represent this brand. The potential is there and I’m savouring the opportunity to help the team get on the grid, especially with the new 2022 regulations that will give the team a chance to make a quantum leap. I’m grateful for the trust the team has placed in me and I can’t wait to repay it: I’m hungrier than ever to race, when the time comes, to win. I know Fred Vasseur (Alfa Romeo Team Principal) well and I can’t wait to get to know the rest of the team I will be working with, building strong relationships like the ones I have at Mercedes. I’m proud of what I achieved at Brackley and I’m completely focused on finishing the job as we fight for another world championship, but I’m also looking forward to the new challenges that await me next year.”
George Russell signs for Mercedes: British driver to join Lewis Hamilton for 2021 F1 season
George Russell confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s 2022 team-mate as he joins Mercedes on long-term contract; Russell, 23, has been a Mercedes junior driver since 2017 and finally gets his chance after three seasons in F1 with Williams.
George Russell will join Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s next team-mate, with the world champions confirming their all-British 2022 driver line-up.
Earning his chance with the team who first signed him as a junior driver before supporting his three brilliant seasons in F1 with Williams, Russell, 23, will be Hamilton’s sixth – and youngest – team-mate in the sport.
Mercedes say Russell has signed a “long-term contract” with the team.
George Russell is a Mercedes F1 driver from 2022
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 7, 2021