After another action-packed Friday in F1, there were many talking points both on and off the track in Monza.
Sainz outperformed Max Verstappen’s Friday practice by 0.143s, but both are part of a group of drivers all set to serve grid penalties at the Italian GP.
It will give Charles Leclerc a strong chance of winning at Monza, after finishing third in the general classification on Friday, just under two tenths off Sainz’s best lap, with Verstappen, Sainz, Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Yuki Tsunoda and Valtteri Bottas all because of grid penalties.
Off the track, Porsche announced that F1 partnership negotiations with Red Bull had broken down and that the two sides will no longer join forces from 2026.
F1 will also pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the Italian GP following her death at the age of 96 on Thursday. Teams pay tribute to the cars, while a minute of silence was observed before the first practice and will also be held before the start of the Grand Prix on Sunday.
What time does qualifying for the F1 Italian Grand Prix start?
Qualifying for the Italian GP will start at 3pm local time (2pm BST), using the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout sessions.
Date: Saturday September 10, 2022
Start time: 3:00 PM local time – 2:00 PM BST
Sparks fly from Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36
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How can I watch Formula 1?
In the UK, Formula 1 will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights a few hours after the race on Channel 4. Live streaming via NOW is also available in the UK.
Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels, costing £20 per month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed via NOW with a one-time daily payment of £11.98p or a monthly subscription of £33.99p per month.
How can I watch the F1 Italian GP Qualifying?
In the UK, every F1 practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage of Italian GP qualifying from 2.30pm BST on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports will restrict coverage before and after the Italian GP event in line with broadcasters’ output following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Channel: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event
Start time: 2.30pm BST September 10, 2022
Autosport will be holding a live text report of the qualifying here.
When can I watch the highlights of the F1 Italian GP qualifying?
In the UK, Channel 4 will be broadcasting highlights from qualifying for the Italian GP on Saturday at 6.30pm BST. The full 90-minute program covers both qualifying and the main conversation topics from the race weekend so far.
Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from every qualifying and race from every event throughout the 2022 F1 season. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on-demand catch-up services.
Channel: Channel 4
Start time: 6:30pm BST September 10, 2022
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522
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Will F1 Italian GP qualifying be on the radio?
Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website.
Coverage of Italian GP qualifying starts at 2pm BST on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sounds app.
What is the weather forecast for qualifying at Monza?
Warm and sunny weather is forecast for Saturday afternoon for the start of qualifying at Monza. The temperature will be set at 25 degrees Celsius at the start of qualifying, the same temperature as the Dutch GP qualifying previous timeout.