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Monza 2023! Everything You Need To Know...

Updated: Sep 17

As the iconic Monza Circuit in Italy prepares to host one of the most thrilling and historic races on the Formula 1 calendar, racing enthusiasts and fans alike are on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the spectacle that is about to unfold.


Monza, with its rich heritage and high-speed straights, has always been a racing paradise, a temple of speed that has witnessed countless legends etch their names in the annals of motorsport history. From the deafening roars of powerful engines to the heart-stopping overtakes on the iconic Parabolica, the Monza Grand Prix never fails to deliver excitement and drama in abundance.


This will also be Liam Lawson's first full race weekend as he stepped in for Ricciardo from FP2 last week after Ricciardo sustained an injury during FP1. Felipe Drugovich will also be driving in FP1 in place of Lance Stroll.

 

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Monza Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-Race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Monza Schedule (BST):


Friday 1st September 2023:

Free Practice 1: 12:30 - 13:30

Free Practice 2: 16:00 - 17:00


Saturday 2nd September 2023:

Free Practice 3: 11:30 - 12:30

Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00


Sunday 3rd September 2023:

The Race: 14:00

 

About The Track:

  • Known as 'The Temple of Speed', Monza is F1's fastest circuit.

  • The circuit has 2 DRS zones. The first is between Turns 6 and 7, the second is just after Turn 11. There is also a speed trap on the straight leading to Turn 1.

  • The race will have 53 laps of the 5.793 kilometre Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

  • The lap record is held by Rubens Barrichello, set in 2004, at 1:21.046.

  • Monza is the spiritual home of Ferrari, and the passionate Italian fans, known as the "Tifosi," flock to the circuit in droves to support the Scuderia Ferrari team. The team took their last win here in 2019 with Charles Leclerc.

  • One of the most iconic corners in Formula 1, the Parabolica, is located at the end of the lap. It's a challenging, high-speed, and banked right-hander that tests the skill and nerve of drivers.

 

Free Practice Updates:


Free Practice 1 -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P15. 1:23.952. Completed 17 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P20. 1:24.232. Completed 17 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P9. 1:23.271. Completed 23 laps.

  • Liam Lawson: P13. 1:23.833. Completed 29 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P17. 1:24.090. Completed 26 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P14. 1:23.931. Completed 26 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P6. 1:23.214. Completed 24 laps.

  • Felipe Drugovich: P18. 1:24.140. Completed 24 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P2. 1:22.703. Completed 28 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P4. 1:22.966. Completed 22 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P19. 1:24.217. Completed 24 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P16. 1:24.067. Completed 23 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P7. 1:23.241. Completed 22 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P11. 1:23.446. Completed 24 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. 1:23.269. Completed 26 laps.

  • George Russell: P5. 1:23.189. Completed 28 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:22.657. Completed 31 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P3. 1:22.834. Completed 30 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P10. 1:23.444. Completed 18 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P12. 1:23.661. Completed 21 laps.

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:22.657

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:22.703

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:22.834

4

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:22.966

5

George Russell

Mercedes

1:23.189

6

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:23.214

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:23.241

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:23.269

9

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:23.271

10

Alex Albon

Williams

1:23.444

11

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:23.446

12

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:23.661

13

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

1:23.833

14

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:23.931

15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:23.952

16

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:24.067

17

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:24.090

18

Felipe Drugovich

Aston Martin

1:24.140

19

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:24.217

20

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:24.232


Free Practice 2 -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P12. 1:22.595. Completed 19 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:23.346. Completed 20 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P14. 1:22.696. Completed 23 laps.

  • Liam Lawson: P18. 1:23.167. Completed 23 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P15. 1:22.716. Completed 22 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P13. 1:22.651. Completed 22 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P8. 1:22.071. Completed 16 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: No Time Set.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:21.355. Completed 23 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P6. 1:21.716. Completed 23 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P11. 1:22.574. Completed 21 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P10. 1:22.291. Completed 19 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P2. 1:21.374. Completed 20 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P4. 1:21.540. Completed 21 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P17. 1:22.783. Completed 23 laps.

  • George Russell: P9. 1:22.176. Completed 20 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P5. 1:21.631. Completed 20 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P3. 1:21.540. Completed 17 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P7. 1:21.979. Completed 19 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P16. 1:22.755. Completed 24 laps.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:21.355

2

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:21.374

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:21.540

4

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:21.545

5

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:21.631

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:21.716

7

Alex Albon

Williams

1:21.979

8

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:22.071

9

George Russell

Mercedes

1:22.176

10

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:22.291

11

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:22.574

12

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:22.595

13

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:22.651

14

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:22.696

15

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:22.716

16

Logan Sargent

Williams

1:22.755

17

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:22.783

18

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

1:23.167

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:23.346

20

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

No Time Set

Free Practice 3 -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P16. 1:22.511. Completed 30 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:22.742. Completed 30 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:22.297. Completed 28 laps.

  • Liam Lawson: P12. 1:22.296. Completed 29 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P18. 1:22.739. Completed 20 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P20. 1:22.852. Completed 22 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P5. 1:21.711. Completed 24 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P11. 1:22.245. Completed 31 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:20.912. Completed 23 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P4. 1:21.486. Completed 23 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P7. 1:21.884. Completed 21 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P8. 1:21.985. Completed 27 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P17. 1:22.515. Completed 24 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P14. 1:22.302. Completed 17 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. 1:21.453. Completed 23 laps.

  • George Russell: P6. 1:21.730. Completed 25 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:20.998. Completed 23 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P10. 1:22.192. Completed 16 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P9. 1:22.054. Completed 18 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P15. 1:22.380. Completed 23 laps.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:20.912

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:20.998

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:21.453

4

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:21.486

5

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:21.711

6

George Russell

Mercedes

1:21.730

7

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:21.884

8

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:21.985

9

Alex Albon

Williams

1:22.054

10

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:22.192

11

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:22.245

12

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

1:22.296

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:22.297

14

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:22.302

15

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:22.380

16

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:22.511

17

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:22.515

18

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:22.739

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:22.742

20

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:22.852

 

Qualifying Updates:


Eliminated in Q1 -

Lance Stroll

Kevin Magnussen

Esteban Ocon

Pierre Gasly

Zhou Guanyu


Eliminated in Q2 -

Logan Sargeant

Valtteri Bottas

Nico Hulkenberg

Liam Lawson

Yuki Tsunoda


Through to Q3 -

Fernando Alonso

Lando Norris

Lewis Hamilton

Oscar Piastri

Alex Albon

Sergio Perez

George Russell

Charles Leclerc

Max Verstappen

Carlos Sainz



Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P14. Q1 = 1:22.248. Q2 = 1:21.940.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P16. Q1 = 1:22.390.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P11. Q1 = 1:21.852. Q2 = 1:21.594.

  • Liam Lawson: P12. Q1 = 1:22.112. Q2 = 1:21.758.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P18. Q1 = 1:22.860.

  • Pierre Gasly: P17. Q1 = 1:22.545.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P10. Q1 = 1:22.043. Q2 = 1:21.543. Q3 = 1:21.417.

  • Lance Stroll: P20. Q1 = 1:22.860.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. Q1 = 1:21.965. Q2 = 1:20.991. Q3 = 1:20.294.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. Q1 = 1:21.788. Q2 = 1:20.977. Q3 = 1:20.361.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P19. Q1 = 1:22.592.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P13. Q1 = 1:22.343. Q2 = 1:21.776.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P9. Q1 = 1:21.995. Q2 = 1:21.581. Q3 = 1:20.979.

  • Oscar Piastri: P7. Q1 = 1:22.106. Q2 = 1:21.527. Q3 = 1:20.785.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. Q1 = 1:21.977. Q2 = 1:21.369. Q3 = 1:20.820.

  • George Russell: P4. Q1 = 1:22.148. Q2 = 1:21.382. Q3 = 1:20.671.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. Q1 = 1:21.965. Q2 = 1:21.573. Q3 = 1:20.294.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. Q1 = 1:21.661. Q2 = 1:21.240. Q3 = 1:20.688.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P6. Q1 = 1:21.661. Q2 = 1:21.272. Q3 = 1:20.760.

  • Logan Sargeant: P15. Q1 = 1:21.930. Q2 = 1:21.944.

 

Pre-Race Penalties:

  • No pre-race penalties.

 

The Race:


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

4

George Russell

Mercedes

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

6

Alex Albon

Williams

7

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

9

Lando Norris

McLaren

10

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

11

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

12

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

13

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

15

Logan Sargeant

Williams

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

17

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

18

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

19

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

20

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

Race Results -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+6.064

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+11.193

4

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+11.377

5

George Russell

Mercedes

+23.028

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+42.679

7

Alex Albon

Williams

+45.106

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

+45.449

9

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+46.294

10

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+64.056

11

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

+70.638

12

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+73.074

13

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+78.557

14

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+80.164

15

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+82.510

16

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+87.266

17

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+1 Lap

18

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1 Lap

DNFs -

Esteban Ocon

Yuki Tsunoda

 

Any Other News:


 

Championship Standings:


World Constructor Championship -

Position

Team

Points

Gap

1

Red Bull

583

2

Mercedes

273

-310

3

Ferrari

228

-45

4

Aston Martin

217

-9

5

McLaren

115

-102

6

Alpine

73

-42

7

Williams

21

-52

8

Haas

11

-10

9

Alfa Romeo

10

-1

10

AlphaTauri

3

-7

World Driver Championship -

Position

Driver

Points

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

364

2

Sergio Perez

219

-145

3

Nico Hulkenberg

170

-49

4

Lewis Hamilton

164

-6

5

Carlos Sainz

117

-47

6

Charles Leclerc

111

-6

7

George Russell

109

-2

8

Lando Norris

79

-30

9

Lance Stroll

47

-32

10

Pierre Gasly

37

-10

11

Esteban Ocon

36

-1

12

Oscar Piastri

36

-0

13

Alex Albon

21

-15

14

Nico Hulkenbeerg

​9

-12

15

Valtteri Bottas

6

-3

16

Zhou Guanyu

4

-2

17

Yuki Tsunoda

3

-1

18

Kevin Magnussen

2

-1

19

Logan Sargeant

0

-2

20

Liam Lawson

0

-0

21

Nyck De Vries

0

-0

22

Daniel Ricciardo

0

-0



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