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It proved to be a remarkable qualifying day that delivered excitement and confusion in equal measure given the ingenuity required to work out the grid for the Italian Grand Prix.
In conclusion, Charles Leclerc at least provided the Tifosi with something to cheer as he secured a genuine pole position by topping the timesheet in his Ferrari, leaving those below to ponder their starting position given the plethora of penalties.
Despite starting from seventh, in light of a power unit penalty, reigning champion Max Verstappen remains the favourite to land a fifth consecutive victory.
Here is all the information you need to enjoy the race day.
Italian Grand Prix: Race Hub
SUNDAY – Grand Prix: 15:00 local time [14:00 BST; 09:00 EDT]
You can follow live coverage of every session with GPFans throughout the weekend.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE 2022 F1 ITALIAN GP?
Every session of the weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel in the UK. Customers who subscribe to Sky Sports F1 can also watch all the action on the move thanks to the Sky Go app.
Alternatively, you can purchase a NOW TV Day Pass for just £9.99 to watch all of Sky Sports’ coverage on your smart TV, mobile device, tablet or computer.
On Channel 4, only the British and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix are being shown in full on free-to-air television in the UK this year. Highlights of all other races will be shown in a ‘prime-time’ slot on C4.
In the US, ESPN will carry live coverage of every session to subscribing fans Stateside.
Friday’s practice sessions will be available on ESPNU whilst all the action from Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Live streaming is available via the ESPN App.
ABC will show free-to-air coverage of the US and Mexico Grands Prix, although this coverage only covers the races.
In Australia, all sessions from each weekend of the year will be broadcast live on subscription service Fox Sports or through its Kayo streaming service.
Nine Network offers a free alternative, showing highlights of all 22 races as well as the Australian Grand Prix live.
In Canada, qualifying and the race will be aired live in English on subscription channel TSN, which pulls in coverage from Sky Sports in the UK. The TSN GO app allows fans in Canada to watch F1 on the move.
French-language coverage is available on RDS to subscribers, which will air qualifying and the race live. You can download RDS GO if you are out and about.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE 2022 ITALIAN GP ON F1 TV PRO?
F1 TV Pro, with exclusive camera angles and live coverage of every session, is available to fans in multiple territories.
Check F1’s official website to see if F1 TV Pro is available in your location. You will need to pay a fee to subscribe, rates vary depending on locations.
F1 TV Pro is available on most PC operating systems, as well as many mainstream tablet and mobile providers – for a list of all suitable devices, click here.
ODDS FOR THE ITALIAN GP
Max Verstappen – 5/6
Charles Leclerc – 23/20
George Russell – 14/1
Carlos Sainz – 33/1
Sergio Perez – 40/1
Lewis Hamilton – 50/1
Lando Norris – 80/1
Fernando Alonso -100/1
Esteban Ocon – 250/1
Daniel Ricciardo – 250/1
Pierre Gasly – 750/1
Valtteri Bottas – 1500/1
Sebastian Vettel – 2000/1
Lance Stroll – 2000/1
Kevin Magnussen – 2000/1
Nyck de Vries – 2000/1
Guanyu Zhou – 2500/1
Mick Schumacher – 2500/1
Yuki Tsunoda – 2500/1
Nicholas Latifi – 2500/1
[William Hill – Odds correct at time of writing]
The F1 romantics will hope for a Ferrari victory and despite Charles Leclerc’s superb pole position, Max Verstappen remains the man to beat.
A power unit penalty, after all the confusion surrounding grid positions after qualifying, means Verstappen lines up seventh.
But with that fresh engine, and after wins from 10th and 14th on the grid in the recent Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix, even Mercedes’ George Russell said you would “have to be pretty stupid” to bet against him.
WINNER: Max Verstappen