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On the Way to Italian GP: race schedule

Race schedule Italian GP F1

Italian Grand Prix GP: race schedule.

Ferrari

In Monza with the ghosts of Spa:

Ferrari is preparing a Grand Prix at home that promises to be difficult and in great suffering, although the new unique mapping could help the Red at least to be closer in qualifying.

The five steps back:

The delegation on the engines, the instability, the autarchy, the excess of organization and the lack of development would be the five errors at the base of the Ferrari failures.

Their development was mainly driven by Mclaren, the only team that will experience a significant change, as it will move from the Renault power unit to the Mercedes one. Even teams that already know they have new drivers in their ranks have however shown favor in confirming the pre-season practice session. However, the time that teams and drivers will have available on the track will be halved. Instead of two weeks of testing with three days each, the teams agreed on a single week of testing with three days of work. It is not yet clear on which track the tests will take place. Barcelona and Jerez are the two European candidates for 'traditional' elections, but the choice also includes Bahrain, which could indeed be favoured over Spanish venues.

Honda

The d.t. of the motorsport department, Toyoharu Tanabe, is happy with the sixth consecutive podium of Verstappen but admits the amplitude of the gap with the Mercedes.

However, Toyoharu Tanabe, Technical Director of the Engine Department, does not want to look back. Honda does not want to live in the tranquility of the placement, but with the ambition of primacy. There at the top is the Mercedes and ousting from the throne the power units built in Brixworth will be difficult: “It is not easy to express judgments, but I believe that our engine has reached a level that allows us to fight, in some way. But the competitors are very strong. I think we are still too far away”.

Race schedule (UTC+1)

Friday 4th August:

  • Free Practise 1         11:00-12:30
  • Free Practise 2         15:00-16:30

Saturday 5th August:

  • Free Practise 3        12:00-13:00
  • Qualifying session   15:00-16:00

Sunday 6th August:

  • Race                        15:10-17:10

The characteristics of the track.

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First GP 1950
Lap 53
Circuit length 5,793 Km
Number of curves 11
Race length 306,72 Km
Lap record 1’21″046
Record holder Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004

monza track F1

The weather forecast

  • Friday 4th September 2020
    Sky: partly sunny
    Chance of precipitation: 4%
    Temperatura max/min: 27°/17°
    Wind: from N-E 6 km/h.
  • Saturday 5th September 2020
    Sky: ampiamente soleggiato
    Change of precipitation: 5%
    Temperature max/min: 29°/19°
    Wind: from N-O 6 km/h.
  • Sunday 6th September 2020
    Sky: clouds and sun at intervals
    Chance of precipitation: 11%
    Temperature max/min: 28°/19°
    Wind: from N-O 7 km/h.

2021 team agreement on three days of testing

While the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship is approaching its half and lands in Italy for the highly anticipated stages of Monza and Mugello, the teams are working to define the structure of the next championship. Originally, in full lockdown, it was feared that even the 2021 calendar could be affected by the pandemic, but it does not seem that this is the case, despite some precautions that will necessarily be taken, for organizational reasons and also costs. According to reports from the authoritative German site Auto Motor und Sport should start regularly with pre-season tests, which at some point during the past months had even been questioned.

Their development was mainly driven by Mclaren, the only team that will experience a significant change, as it will move from the Renault power unit to the Mercedes one. Even teams that already know they have new drivers in their ranks have however shown favor in confirming the pre-season practice session. However, the time that teams and drivers will have available on the track will be halved. Instead of two weeks of testing with three days each, the teams agreed on a single week of testing with three days of work. It is not yet clear on which track the tests will take place. Barcelona and Jerez are the two European candidates for ‘traditional‘ elections, but the choice also includes Bahrain, which could indeed be favoured over Spanish venues.

2020-F1-Winter test

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