F1 heads to Italy for the 14th race of the 2019 Formula 1 season

In finishing second at Spa, Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the drivers’ championship to 65 points, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas his closest rival.

Italian Grand Prix 2018

Winning driver: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Ferrari had a significant straight-line advantage last year, but Hamilton passed Sebastian Vettel after the two collided in the opening laps before reeling in leader Kimi Raikkonen down in the closing stages.ย 

Italian Grand Prix 2019 Schedule

Practice 1: Friday September 6, 11:00 CET

Practice 2: Friday September 6, 15:00 CET

Practice 3: Saturday September 7, 12:00 CET

Qualifying: Saturday September 7, 15:00 CET

Race: Sunday September 8, 15:10 CET

The Circuit – Monza

Monza
Monza

Circuit Location: Monza, Italy

Most Wins:ย  5, Michael Schumacher 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 & Lewis Hamilton 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Lap Record: 1:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello, 2004)

Number of racing laps: 68 laps

Track length: 5.793km

Race distance: 306.72kmย 

Laps: 53

There arenโ€™t a ton of corners on this track, but the first two chicanes and the pit straight, aided by DRS, give drivers the best chance of an overtake. The issue for the drivers at Monza is 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.

F1 2019 Standings –ย  so far:

Driversโ€™ Championship

Lewis Hamilton โ€“ 268 points

Valtteri Bottas โ€“ 203 points

Max Verstappen โ€“ 181 points

Sebastian Vettel โ€“ 169 points

Charles Leclerc โ€“ 157 points

Constructorsโ€™ Championship

Mercedes โ€“ 471 points

Ferrari โ€“ 326 points

Red Bull โ€“ 254 points

Betting Odds

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Leclerc sits fifth in the driver standings, too far away from Lewis Hamilton to consider a remote challenge, but he will relish the chance to claw his way beyond team-mate Sebastian Vettel who is just 12 points ahead.

However, given Ferrari’s massive straight-line advantage over Mercedes in Belgium, it’d be difficult to see anything other than Ferrari emerging on top here.ย