With a huge crowd of passionate Tifosi cheering for Ferrari and a large international contingent, this is one of the season’s most cherished and evocative races. The refined beauty of Lake Como lies just to the north, and the fashion and cultural riches of nearby Milan make the Italian Grand Prix a superb event. Monza, the Temple of Speed, is the quickest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar; a breathtaking sprint around the long straights that scythes its way through the Royal Woodland setting, is interrupted only by a handful of chicanes and high speed corners. Monza has been an integral part of Formula 1 since its inception in 1950, and its rich history makes it the personification of the sport according to many.
2018 Italian Grand Prix weather forecast (Weather Info Monza):
From the Formula 1 teams’ point of view, different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions, and taking account of cross winds which can cause stability problems at high speeds. It is always well worth checking the weather before any grand prix as it can often throw a curve ball into the mix, especially given the fact that Monza could prove to be another unpredictable weekend. For the moment conditions appear to be good on Sunday, but we could be in for a partly cloudy weekend at Monza with a low chance of thunderstorms predicted on Friday and Saturday as per Accuweather.com. The temperature for race day is expected to be around just 23-25 degrees Celsius. Positive prospects for Scuderia Ferrari, as the Maranello team will hope for a race in dry conditions, in order to avoid the unfortunate outcome at the Hungaroring, when Sebastian and Kimi lost the chance to fight for victory due to a qualifying session which took place in wet conditions, as well as the qualifying session in Belgium, where Ferrari we’re looking strong front row lock-out, but rain in Q3 made things a lot more difficult.
2018 Italian Grand Prix Information (31st August – 2nd September 2018):
|Day||Session||Channel||Coverage starts||Session starts||Session ends|
|Friday||Italian GP first practice live||Sky Sports F1||09:45||10:00||11:30|
|Friday||Italian GP second practice live||Sky Sports F1||13:45||14:00||15:30|
|Saturday||GP3 Italy race one live||Sky Sports F1||09:25||09:30|
|Saturday||Italian GP third practice live||Sky Sports F1||10:45||11:00||12:00|
|Saturday||Italian GP qualifying live||Sky Sports F1||13:55||15:00|
|Saturday||Formula Two Italy feature race live||Sky Sports F1||15:40||15:45|
|Saturday||Italian GP qualifying highlights||Channel 4||17:00|
|Sunday||GP3 Italy race two live||Sky Sports F1||08:35||08:40|
|Sunday||Formula Two Italy sprint race live||Sky Sports F1||09:50||09:55|
|Sunday||Italian GP live||Sky Sports F1||11:30||14:10|
|Sunday||Italian GP highlights||Channel 4||18:45|