2023 F1 Italian GP – How to watch, session timings and more
Max Verstappen thrilled his home fans by winning the Dutch Grand Prix, his ninth consecutive victory, tying Sebastian Vettel’s record. He has the opportunity to break the record with a tenth straight win this weekend. Verstappen remains the favorite, despite his teammate Sergio Perez’s struggles in the rain at the Dutch GP. Perez made a great pitstop call to take the lead but later lost pace and had an off. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso finished second, while Alpine’s Pierre Gasly took third after a penalty for Perez. Ferrari had a disappointing weekend with Charles Leclerc retiring and Carlos Sainz finishing fifth. Mercedes also had difficulties with poor strategy calls, resulting in Lewis Hamilton finishing sixth. Liam Lawson will replace the injured Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri for the Italian GP. The race weekend at Monza is expected to have sunny and warm conditions.