What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

What is it?

The 2020 Italian Grand Prix, the eighth round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, which takes place at Monza. 

When is it?

The first two free practice sessions took place on Friday, September 4, with final practice and qualifying on Saturday, September 5. The Italian Grand Prix itself takes place on Sunday, September 6. 

What time does it start?

Final practice is at 11am on Saturday and qualifying begins at 2pm the same day. The Grand Prix starts at the now customary time of 2.10pm BST. 

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have exclusive coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few. Their qualifying program starts at 1pm, with race coverage on Sunday at 12.30pm. 

Channel 4 have highlights for this year. Their qualifying program starts at 6.30pm on Saturday and their race highlights at the same time on Sunday. 

You can also keep up to date throughout the race right here at Telegraph Sport.

What do we know about the Autodromo Nazionale Monza?

  • Circuit length: 5.793km
  • First grand prix: 1950
  • Laps: 53
  • Race distance: 306.72km
  • Race lap record: 1:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello, 2004)
  • 2019 winner: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  • Number of corners: 11
  • Overtaking chances:  It’s not a track with tons of corners but the first two chicanes and the pit straight, aided by DRS, give drivers the best chance of an overtake. The problem at Monza is more getting close enough to do that. With this being the most power-hungry track on the calendar, cars tend to separate by engine supplier and dreaded field spread appears quite early on. 

What are the latest odds?

  • Lewis Hamilton 4/9
  • Valtteri Bottas 11/4
  • Max Verstappen 8/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo 28/1
  • Esteban Ocon 66/1
  • Alexander Albon 66/1

What is our prediction?

You know the drill by know. But this week we’re going left-field and predicting Daniel Ricciardo to claim a podium for Renault.  Something might need to happen to Max Verstappen’s car for that to be possible, though. 

1st Hamilton 2nd Bottas 3rd Ricciardo

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