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08 Sep 16:36 Today's race marks a first Ferrari win at Monza since 2010.
08 Sep 16:30 Best result for Renault too with Ricciardo in 4th, and Hulkenburg in 5th.
08 Sep 16:29 Leclerc wins the 2019 Italian Grand Prix in Monza! Bottas is second with Hamilton in 3rd.
08 Sep 16:26 Charles on his way to his second victory, a home win for the Tifosi!
08 Sep 16:24 3 laps to go!
08 Sep 16:23 Hamilton in pits.
08 Sep 16:14 Bottas told: " Hunt him down, 12 laps to go."
08 Sep 16:13 Hamilton makes a huge mistake after turning up the pressure on Leclerc and Bottas passes him too.
08 Sep 16:08 Hamilton battling with those tyres.
08 Sep 16:07 No investigation needed for Leclerc incident.
08 Sep 16:02 Hamilton doesn't have the power to chase Leclerc. That Ferrari is quick today.
08 Sep 16:01 half a second between Charles and Lewis.
08 Sep 15:57 Kvyat is out of the race.  Virtual safety car out.
08 Sep 15:47 Leclerc shown the black and white check flag - means just a warning, no action for now.
08 Sep 15:45 Proper, proper racing from Lewis and Charles.
08 Sep 15:45 Bottas told to keep pushing hard!
08 Sep 15:43 Hamilton about to get DRS chasing down Leclerc
08 Sep 15:33 Max losing power out of Turn 2.
08 Sep 15:32 Nice to see the Renault boys on top of the field for a change :)
08 Sep 15:31 Half a minute penalty for Vettel. Stop and Go in the pits. Leclerc told Plan B on the radio.
08 Sep 15:25 Grosjean then gets hit as Stroll returns to track.
08 Sep 15:25 Vettel will likely get a penalty for returning unsafely to the track and taking out Lance Stroll who was doing so well.
08 Sep 15:24 2nd year in a row for Vettel where his race is ruined at Monza.
FINISH We have a two week break now before we head to Asia for the Singapore Grand Prix and the final seven races of the 2019 season. Join us there - cheers!
FINISH Well, what a stunning win for Leclerc and Ferrari, who win their home race for the first since 2010. The Monegasque had the hopes of a nation on his shoulders and the full might of Mercedes in his mirrors, but he handled the immense pressure to take his second consecutive win and cement himself as Ferrari's main man.
FINISH The remaining order: GAS, STR, VET, RUS, RAI, GRO, KUB MAG (Ret), KVY (Ret), SAI (Ret).
FINISH Giovinazzi enjoyed a great day at his home race to finish P2 and Norris completes the top ten.
FINISH The Thai driver finished a solid P6 with Perez separating himself and his team-mate Verstappen, who just couldn't force his way past the Mexican.
FINISH What a day for Renault who finish P4 and P5, with Ricciardo comfortable and Hulkenberg holding off Albon.
FINISH Bottas comes home P2 ahead of Hamilton who indeed takes fastest lap.
FINISH Charles Leclerc wins the Italian Grand Prix!
Lap 53 Final lap...
Lap 52 It's looking like a good day for Italy. Not only are Ferrari set to win, but Antonio Giovinazzi is going take an impressive two points.
Lap 51 Just as he was looking set to take the win, Bottas brakes too late at Turn 1 and goes wide!
Lap 50 Bottas now back within DRS range.
Lap 50 Hamilton pits and will try to take an extra point for fastest lap.
Lap 48 Verstappen is trying to pass Perez for P7. Both started at the back of the grid and will be happy with their efforts today.
Lap 47 Leclerc responds and opens the gap back up to 1.8 seconds. What a win this would be.
Lap 46 Bottas within DRS range...
Lap 44 Leclerc has a 1.6 second gap to Bottas and is finding some pace.
Lap 43 With no team-mate in the way and fresher tyres, Bottas now has a great chance of winning. Ten laps to go.
Lap 42 Hamilton locks up at Turn 1 and has to go off track, losing out to Bottas for P2!
Lap 40 The Red Bull drivers seem to have recovered from what was a poor first half of the race. Albon is in P6 chasing Hulkenberg while Verstappen is up to P9.
Lap 39 The Brit certainly seems much quicker but that Ferrari straight line speed is just too much for him to pass.
Lap 38 Hamilton starting to run out of tyres, he reports on the radio.
Lap 37 Leclerc is under investigation for missing the apex. Meanwhile, Bottas will be joining the fight any lap now on his younger tyres.
Lap 35 Leclerc locks up and goes through the chicane at Turn 1. but somehow manages to hold off Hamilton!
Lap 34 Vettel moves out of the way of both leaders very sportingly.
Lap 33 Hamilton is just half a second behind Leclerc, while Bottas is the fastest man on track and closing in.
Lap 31 The VSC is out as Kvyat retires from the race. Renault take advantage and pit Ricciardo, who comes out in P4 comfortably ahead of his team-mate.
Lap 30 Leclerc and Hamilton are getting ever closer to lapping Vettel...
Lap 30 Further back, Verstappen has pitted again and is in P13 on fresh tyres.
Lap 29 Sainz, who was fighting the Renaults for P4, has to retire as his pit crew don't pit his wheel on properly.
Lap 28 Bottas pits for medium tyres and comes out between the Renaults. His much fresher tyres could come into play later on...
Lap 26 Both pass Ricciardo at the start of the lap.
Lap 25 The Ferrari man now sets the fastest lap of the race, but Hamilton is still in DRS range...
Lap 24 Leclerc is given a warning for it. He looks to have seen off the threat of Hamilton.
Lap 23 Leclerc and Hamilton both pass Hulkenberg on the main straight before Hamilton tries a move on Leclerc and goes off track. Was he squeezed? The Brit of course believes so.
Lap 22 Hamilton may have quicker tyres, but they're also less durable. He really needs to take the lead in the next few laps if he wants to win here.
Lap 21 Leclerc pits for hard tyres and comes out ahead of Hamilton! The Brit is on the quicker tyre though.
Lap 20 Hamilton goes for the undercut and pits for medium tyres.
Lap 19 Hamilton asks on the radio if he can over-cut Leclerc. Expect some stops at the front soon.
Lap 18 Albon has a five second penalty for passing Magnussen off the track. P4 and P5 are literally being gifted to Renault right now.
Lap 16 Leclerc is looking more comfortable now, building the gap to 1.5 seconds again.
Lap 15 Stroll has a drive through for rejoining the track unsafely after being a victim of just that seconds earlier.
Lap 14 Vettel has served his penalty and is now so far off the lead he's basically in Switzerland.
Lap 13 Vettel has a ten-second stop-go penalty. That's the harshest penalty possible, but probably justified.
Lap 12 Leclerc just can't shake off Hamilton and Bottas, who are one and two seconds behind him respectively.
Lap 10 Verstappen has put in the fastest lap of the race. He's just under 40 seconds off the lead, and now just under 20 seconds clear of Vettel.
Lap 9 Vettel has just put a ton of pressure on his young team-mate, who will now have to fight the formidable Silver Arrows alone.
Lap 7 Oh dear, oh dear! Vettel spins and damages his front wing when rejoining the track, hitting Stroll. The German pits, and will probably have a penalty too. That's his race done.
Lap 6 Ricciardo has passed Hulkenberg on the main straight to take P5. There's going to be a lot of overtakes there today.
Lap 5 Out upfront, Leclerc is going well, leading Hamilton by 1.5 seconds, with Bottas and Vettel just behind the Brit.
Lap 4 Albon has dropped down to P11 after going off track trying to pass Sainz around the outside of Lesmo 1.
Lap 2 Further back, Verstappen damaged his wing at the start and has pitted for soft tyres, which he'll try to nurse to the end of the race.
Lap 2 Vettel has quickly passed his compatriot on the pit straight.
Lap 2 Meanwhile, Vettel had a poor start and lost out to Nico Hulkneberg who launched himself off the grid.
Lap 1 And we're off! Leclerc makes a good start as does Bottas, but the Finn loses out to Hamilton at Turn 2 to go back into P3.
15:11 The formation lap is underway. Here we go...
15:00 Bottas: "For sure we can win today. We have a good race car and our starting position is good."
14:59 Ricciardo: "I'm actually pretty confident about staying in my position. If we hold our place at the start and steal a tow from the leaders, I think we'll be alright."
14:55 The national anthem is now being sung by many women dressed in black. Haunting.
14:49 Binotto: "The start will be key, it's a long way to the first corner. Our drivers will be doing their own races today and hopefully we're strong enough."
14:46 Even if it stays dry today, seeing Max Verstappen fight his way through the field is sure to be good fun. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Dutchman says he's aiming for P5.
14:38 The cars are now making their way to the grid. Just over half an hour until we get underway here.
14:33 The stands are predictably filled with Ferrari red today. They'll be hoping for a second consecutive win - starting from pole, Leclerc has the best chance of doing so, but Vettel desperately needs one to reclaim his number one status at the team.
14:24 There's been a lot of talk of a wet race today, but it looks like we've all jinxed it. It's currently 19'C and sunny, and it's set to stay that way. But hey, feel free to do a rain dance - it can't hurt.
14:18 The rest of the grid, with the many penalties applied, is: MAG, KVY, GRO, RUS, KUB, NOR, GAS, PER, VER, RAI (Pit lane)
14:14 Sainz was the only driver to complete a second lap in Q3, but he couldn't improve and starts P7. Just behind him are Albon, Stroll and Giovinazzi.
14:12 Renault too exceeded expectations, comfortably establishing themselves as the best of the rest and not too far off Red Bull. Ricciardo starts P5 and Hulkenberg P6.
14:07 Mercedes surprised many with their pace, as Hamilton and Bottas qualified P2 and P3 respectively, less than a tenth behind Leclerc and just ahead of Vettel.
14:04 Well, it was a truly bizarre qualifying session yesterday. Charles Leclerc crawled to pole position after only Carlos Sainz crossed the line in time to do a final run in Q3.
14:00 With just over an hour until lights out, let's get started with the build up to the race today. How does the grid look? Will it rain? Who's the favourite?
12:00 Hello and welcome to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. Build-up begins from 1400 local time with lights out at 1510.
16:35 Anyway, with all that done and dusted, we can look ahead to tomorrow. Leclerc will be looking to take his second consecutive win from pole, while Vettel will be desperate to prove himself as the number 1 driver. Both of them though, will face some tough opposition from the Silver Arrows, who have surprisingly good pace here. That battle at the front, along with Albon fighting the Renaults and Verstappen making his way up from the back, should make for a great race. Join us at 14:00 local time to follow all the action.
16:28 The FIA have said that any driver going unnecessarily during qualifying will get a grid penalty, so the top nine are all getting one right? As great as that would be, it's highly unlikely sadly...
16:25 So, the full grid for tomorrow, with penalties applied, is: LEC, HAM, BOT, VET, RIC, HUL, SAI, ALB, STR, RAI, GIO, MAG, KVY, GRO, PER, RUS, KUB, NOR, GAS, VER.
16:18 It does mean however, that in bizarre fashion, Charles Leclerc takes pole position! He calls the situation a "mess" on the radio but hey, his team and the many Ferrari fans won't be complaining.
16:16 Well, this is extraordinary. And a bit ridiculous. Every driver being so stubborn and adamant that they would not lead the pack and give everyone else a tow has meant that only Carlos Sainz crossed the line in time to do a lap. Madness.
16:14 The teams are all queuing up not wanting to be the first on track. However, it means that some may struggle to cross the line to do a lap.
16:13 After four minutes, Renault blink, sending Hulkenberg out. Everybody else follows.
16:09 Everybody sat in the pits waiting for someone else to blink first. They're a stubborn bunch, these F1 teams.
16:06 The session is restarting now. Just over six minutes to go.
16:05 Vettel meanwhile seemed to exceed track limits on his lap, meaning his time should be removed, but the stewards have thus far taken no action.
16:03 The stewards have now decided that Bottas completed his lap before the red flag, moving him up to P3, just 0.047 slower than Leclerc.
15:59 Before the red flag, Renault continued their strong form, going P4 and P5, although Bottas and Albon have yet to set a time.
15:58 Red flag! Raikkonen, last year's pole-sitter, has gone off at the parabolica and into the barriers. He's out.
15:57 Leclerc goes top with a 1:19.307 to take provisional pole, just 0.039 ahead of Hamilton and a tenth quicker than Vettel.
15:56 Both Ferrari and Mercedes fail to get their drivers alongside each other for slipstreams. Oops.
15:55 Hamilton and Bottas were leaving the pits to be the first out on track, before realising they were ahead of the Ferraris and would give them a tow, so they instead decided to stop at the end of the pits and let everyone through.
15:52 We have green lights for Q3. Just over ten minutes for each driver to battle it out for pole position. Let's go.
15:49 On to the business end of the day, then. Mercedes topped a session for the first time this weekend thanks to Hamilton's late effort - can they stay ahead in Q3? Either way, it's a good time to peak.
15:46 Lance Stroll in Q3? Is this the real life? Nah, must just be fantasy. Anyway, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Kvyat, Norris and Gasly are out.
15:45 Stroll and Raikkonen improve to escape the bottom five and make it into Q3 as Hamilton tops the session at the death.
15:38 With just over five minutes left, the bottom five are Stroll, Norris, Giovinazzi, Gasly and Raikkonen.
15:35 Ricciardo is currently P4, between Vettel and Bottas. Not bad.
15:34 A brief yellow flag as Kimi goes off into the gravel.
15:33 Lewis Hamilton briefly goes top, taking us into the 1:19s, before Leclerc goes just over a tenth quicker.
15:29 Q2 is underway.
15:25 Leclerc went fastest, just 0.29s ahead of Nico Hulkenberg. No, that's not a typo.
15:24 Well that was uneventful. Everyone pretty much improved to an equal extent, meaning the bottom five stay exactly the same. So, Grosjean, Perez, Russel, Kubica and Verstappen are out.
15:17 The session has restarted. Four minutes left.
15:15 We have a red flag as the Racing Point of Sergio Perez has stopped on the side of the track with a mechanical failure.
15:14 Five minutes to go. In the drop zone are Grosjean, Perez, Russel, Kubica and Verstappen (no time).
15:13 Vettel goes P6. The top seven, that include the Renaults and Albon, are way ahead of the rest. The French team look seriously quick here.
15:11 Leclerc does so and goes top with a 1:20.126. The Silver arrows meanwhile, go P3 and P4.
15:09 Hulkenberg and Ricciardo go P1 and P2 ahead of Albon. Leclerc and Vettel only go P4 and P10 respectively and will have to go out again.
15:07 Everybody out on the soft tyre asides from the Ferrari drivers who are currently wearing mediums.
15:06 Giovinazzi goes top at his home race, taking us into the 1:20s, three tenths up on team-mate Raikkonen.
15:04 The Pole does a 1:23.966, which certainly won't put him on pole.
15:02 Robert Kubica is the first man out on track.
14:58 Here we go then. Who's your money on? Ferrari seem to have the pace, but we all know that sometimes that's not enough for them...
14:51 It's set to stay dry for the entire session and the rest of the weekend for that matter. Today, the air temperature is a warm 22'C.
14:45 One man certainly not in contention for pole position is Max Verstappen, who will start from the back of the grid tomorrow due to grid penalties picked up for fitting a new engine. Gasly, Kvyat and Norris are in the same boat.
14:37 It's by no means going to be plain sailing for the Prancing Horse today though, with Mercedes looking strong too. They may have only been P3 and P6 in FP3, but they've hidden their pace until crunch time before...
14:33 Ferrari continued to top the time sheets in FP3, this time courtesy of Sebastian Vettel, who was marginally quicker than Max Verstappen.
14:30 Hello and welcome to Planet F1's live coverage of qualifying for the 2019 Italian Grand Prix! All times are local.
13:06 Our coverage of qualifying gets underway in around 90 minutes. See you there.
13:05 The remaining order is: SAI, PER, GAS, NOR, RAI, MAG, GRO, STR, RUS, KUB.
13:04 Leclerc could only manage P4 with Ricciardo taking a rather impressive P5. Hamilton, Hulkenberg, Albon, Giovinazzi and Kvyat complete the top ten.
13:01 Well, that's that for FP3 with Vettel taking top spot, ahead of Verstappen and Bottas.
12:55 Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo has gone P5, ahead of Lewis Hamilton. It's just like the good old days again.
12:54 Max Verstappen has just done a stonker of a lap to go P2, just 0.032s slower than Vettel. It's a shame the Dutchman will be starting from the back tomorrow.
12:49 The Ferrari boys return to track and Vettel immediately goes marginally quicker than Leclerc, taking P1 by 0.121s.
12:46 Not much happening on track at the moment as cars return to their garage before the final runs of the session.
12:41 Bottas goes P5. There is now less than a tenth between the Red Bull and Mercedes drivers - tasty.
12:39 Alex Albon is looking strong here, less than a tenth behind his new team-mate who's just gone back up to P3. Considering his engine penalties last weekend, today is effectively his first proper qualifying session for Red Bull.
12:37 Bottas too cracks the top ten, going P8, also on the mediums.
12:35 He's quickly demoted to P4 by Hamilton though, who gets himself three tenths off the lead on the medium tyre.
12:34 And the Dutchman goes P3, less than half a second slower than Leclerc.
12:34 Max Verstappen is doing his first lap. He's now the only driver yet to set a time.
12:29 Of course, as I type that, Albon does his first lap to split them and go P4.
12:29 Somewhat surprisingly, considering their engine isn't the quickest in a straight line, Renault are currently occupying P3 and P4.
12:28 Leclerc goes purple with a 1:20.452.
12:26 Unsurprisingly, at a track where power is so important, five of the top ten cars have Ferrari engines.
12:24 Ferrari are finally out, and Vettel immediately goes top with a 1:20.611, with Leclerc going 0.399s slower and taking P2.
12:22 Having lost ten minutes at the start of the session, it looks doubtful that the teams will do as much running as they'd hoped to, with nearly half the cars yet to set times. Just under 40 minutes left.
12:18 The Mercedes' both put in their first times, going around three seconds slower than Sainz.
12:14 The first lap times are coming in now, with Carlos Sainz currently top, doing a 1:21.986 on soft tyres.
12:10 Here we go then - FP3 is underway.
12:05 The session is expected to start in five minutes time.
12:00 We have a brief delay before green lights as work is being done on the track following a quite incredible crash in F3 this morning.
11:50 Cars are starting to fire up and preparing to go to track. 10 minutes until the start of FP3.
11:42 With rain affecting FP2 though, it's not clear just how accurate an indication of pace that session was. With the track looking set to stay dry this morning, we'll most likely get a better idea of the team's pace before qualifying.
11:35 Yesterday ended with Ferrari take top spot as expected, with Charles Leclerc going quickest. However, the Tifosi would've been hoping for a larger margin to Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton was just 0.068s behind the Monegasque, splitting him and his team-mate, Vettel.
11:30 We have 30 minutes until the start of FP3, with qualifying kicking off a further three hours later.
11:05 Build-up from 11.30am.
11:00 Welcome back to Monza for Saturday's third and final practice hour for the Italian GP. All times are local.
16:35 Well, FP1 and 2 were tricky for the teams and didn't allow for a huge deal of representative running. Qualifying tomorrow is set to be drier and warmer, but before that we have one last practice opportunity. Join us tomorrow for FP3.
16:34 Hulkenberg, Sainz, Magnussen, Raikkonen, Stroll, Perez, Giovinazzi, Norris, Kubica and Russell complete the order from FP2.
16:31 The chequered flag is out. Leclerc is fastest again, but Hamilton is less than a tenth behind. P3 Vettel, P4 Bottas, P5 Verstappen, P6 Albon, P7 Gasly, P8 Grosjean, P9 Ricciardo and P10 Kvyat completes the top ten.
16:22 Norris is finally out on track, and the FIA have just warned him for track limits at the final turn. He just can't catch a break.
16:20 Leclerc comes very close to losing the SF90 at Turns 1 and 2.
16:13 Bottas is still struggling to get to grips with the opening chicane.
16:10 20 minutes to go. Teams are putting up with the drizzle as they continue their race sims.
16:04 "We believe Sunday could be these kind of conditions so there is value in keeping on running," Ferrari reply to Leclerc.
16:01 Hamilton improves to P2 just 0.068 down on Leclerc. "It's raining quite a bit, I won't take big risks" says Leclerc on team radio.
16:00 Mercedes are sticking out there to put in a flying lap and practice the tow, they have been beaten by the weather for most of the day really.
15:56 These race sims may be about to be cut short. The rain is back in the pit lane.
15:53 Norris still relegated to watching on the TV.
15:49 Magnussen tells Haas it's too wet for the slicks at Turns 5 and 6.
15:48 A few more have followed. There is time to get a solid race simulation in, but rain clouds are still in the area and the radar looks dodgy.
15:47 Hang on, Romain Grosjean is heading out! What a guy. He is on the soft tyres.
15:46 The track is green! But it doesn't really matter because nobody is going out on track.
15:38 Session red flagged? Odd one. There is a bit of gravel on track so we can only presume it is to clean that up.
15:36 Still nothing going on.
15:29 It was drizzle but the rain is getting a bit heavier now. The drivers have returned to their garages.
15:24 Verstappen up to P3, only three tenths off Leclerc and a tenth behind Vettel. That's a strong effort with the new Honda Spec 4 engine.
15:21 Leclerc has stepped it up now on the softs and goes P1 with a 1:20.978. Meanwhile Kevin Magnussen drives into the jack as he enters the pits. Everyone seems to be okay.
15:14 Fancy taking Turn 1 Bottas? Apparently not, on through the bollards he goes. Also the coats are going on in the grandstands, it's raining. In further news Norris is stuck in the garage with a rumoured hydraulic issue.
15:11 Red Bull tell Max Verstappen "Rain expected in around 15 to 20 minutes" .
15:10 It may be an idea to remove Turns 1 and 2. Nobody is following the actual course of the corners - Raikkonen the latest to go over the run-off.
15:08 Vettel improves to second fastest, three tenths down on Hamilton.
15:07 Sainz pops up to P4 on his first attempt with the medium compound. Alex Albon meanwhile locks up and goes over the run-off at Turns 1 and 2.
15:05 Leclerc sets the early P1 time with a 1:22.498 but that is quickly bettered by Hamilton with a 1:22.450. Bottas P3, Verstappen P4 and Vettel P5.
15:04 Hamilton not happy with his track position, he has nobody to get a tow from. Just go find Vettel, it worked perfectly in FP1, right?
15:03 We called it. The pit lane explodes into life. Vettel and Leclerc are splitting their running early on with the latter taking to the circuit on hard tyres while Vettel runs the mediums.
15:00 The lights go green, it will be a busy track from the start if the rain is set to return.
14:58 Oh, 80% chance of rain for FP2 say race control.
14:57 Just a few minutes to go now until FP2 gets underway. The sun is trying to shine at Monza.
14:53 Speaking to Sky Sports F1 Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto was keen to remind Vettel's critics that the flag is flying at Maranello for Vettel's Canadian GP exploits. Of course he was demoted to P2, but Ferrari still class it as an unofficial win. They are "very happy" with his 2019 showing.
14:47 Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel really got in each others way during FP1, so they will be hoping for some more clear running in this second session.
14:43 Sergio Perez and Kimi Raikkonen suffered trips into the barriers in FP1. Raikkonen's was a fairly simple repair job while Perez's SportPesa Racing Point wasn't as badly wrecked as first feared. They should feature in this session.
14:39 If FP2 remains dry we should get a better idea of the true order - in other words, Leclerc will most likely be fastest.
14:35 FP1 started very wet and ended dry, so there was little more than a couple of minutes of representative running at the end. Charles Leclerc topped the session, with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris behind in what was a nice moment for McLaren.
14:30 Hello and welcome to live coverage of FP2 here at the Italian Grand Prix. All times are local.
12:37 Not much to take from that session. If it stays dry for FP2 then we should get a better indication of who is where. Join us at 15:00 local time for that.
12:35 P11 Giovinazzi, P12 Stroll, P13 Ricciardo, P14 Magnussen, P15 Hulkenberg, P16 Grosjean, P17 Kubica and P18 Russell. Raikkonen and Perez failed to set a time.
12:33 P4 Hamilton, P5 Albon, P6 Kvyat, P7 Verstappen, P8 Vettel, P9 Bottas and P10 Gasly completes the top ten.
12:31 Vettel and Hamilton really got in each others way there. Leclerc finishes FP1 fastest - Sainz is P2 and Norris P3 in a great session for McLaren. Bottas also went for a spin before all this.
12:30 Bottas crosses the line for the last time in this session in only P4. Leclerc, Hamilton and Vettel all have one more attempt.
12:30 Kvyat goes fastest with a 1:29.9, quickly shattered by Sainz. Vettel is holding Hamilton up in a major way on his flying lap.
12:28 Hairy moments for both Ferraris as Hamilton and Bottas head back out on the softs.
12:27 Leclerc four seconds down on Bottas' time. Norris goes out on the softs but takes his favourite line of the session by going over the kerbs rather than taking the traditional Turn 1 and 2.
12:23 Ferrari head out on the yellow-walled medium tyres. A meaningful run on the dry tyres or some aero data gathering? We will find out.
12:20 Nobody on track currently. Bottas, Hamilton and Albon are the top three with 10 minutes to go.
12:17 Bottas swaps that order around with a 1:30.596.
12:15 Mercedes move one-two with Hamilton 0.15s up on Bottas.
12:10 Albon goes fastest with a 1:31.250.
12:08 A spot of dry running wouldn't be impossible before the end of this session. Leclerc is taking to Hamilton's challenge and raising him by 0.5s at the moment, but Vettel is still struggling to keep the SF90 on track and is P7.
12:06 Hamilton comes out on inters on a drying track - Mercedes can't miss a chance to stick it to Ferrari - the Brit should set a far superior time to what has been seen so far.
12:03 Complete new PU's confirmed by FIA for Verstappen and Gasly and as much as for Norris - that consigns them to the back of the grid. Raikkonen will need a new floor and bargeboards after his incident. The damage to Perez's RP19 doesn't seem as bad as first feared.
12:02 Vettel decides to join the Turn 1 party as he locks up and navigates the bollards.
12:00 Leclerc goes P2 two tenths behind Sainz.
12:00 Magnussen and Norris make their way through the bollards after offs at Turn 1.
11:59 Ferrari are practising the tow down the straight - it will prove vital for qualifying.
11:58 Leclerc is off briefly at Turn 1. Slowing the car down there is causing trouble for everyone.
11:56 "It's hard to find the grip on the tyres. "It looks like [the gearbox is damaged] and also the front end," explains Perez after his heavy crash earlier in the session.
11:55 Leclerc is coming out. We didn't expect them to risk it after seeing all these spins. No signs yet that Mercedes are taking the plunge.
11:53 37 minutes remaining in this session as the track goes green again.
11:51 Verstappen takes that P1 back with a 1:33.8. Gasly brings the red flags out again after beaching the Toro Rosso on the chicane kerb. He reverses off it and the marshals push him back on his way so the red flags shouldn't last long.
11:48 Renault move P1 and 2 headed by Ricciardo after their latest attempts.
11:47 The Aussie goes P4 while his team-mate Nico Hulkeberg moves into P2 a tenth behind Verstappen.
11:46 Kvyat, Norris and Pierre Gasly are the top three currently for what it's worth, but Daniel Ricciardo is on a decent lap.
11:45 The track is green again.
11:38 Verstappen blaming the "hard" intermediates as the culprit for why everyone is going off.
11:37 More red flags - it's Perez in the wall coming out of Ascari and that was on an out-lap.
11:34 Meanwhile Raikkonen nearly gets wiped out by Verstappen who comes out of his garage. Luckily a Red Bull mechanic was there to speed up the Finn's walk back to Alfa Romeo.
11:33 We have action again on track.
11:28 Carlos Sainz went for a spin at Ascari just before Raikkonen's incident.
11:27 Red flags are out - Kimi Raikkonen has binned the Alfa into the gravel at Parabolica.
11:24 Albon is going for a lap on the inters. A 1:36.544 from Norris is quickly bettered by Daniil Kvyat as we start to see some times coming in.
11:20 Bottas also went out but after a few exploratory laps he comes back into the pits.
11:16 Norris comes back out for another crack at this damp Monza track, this time armed with the intermediates. Hamilton also heads out for the first time in this session running the full wets.
11:10 Vettel and Leclerc are reportedly running brand new power units in this session, meanwhile Verstappen goes out on the inters but returns to the pits at the end of that lap.
11:07 No times have been set yet.
11:06 Vettel goes straight on at Turn 1 out of the pits, Norris also encounters similar issues. Both recover and carry on.
11:03 "Are we sure we put the tyres in the blankets? Very very slippery," says Grosjean. The rain may be having something to do with that, just a theory. Williams and Ferrari are out there now for a steady tour around Monza.
11:01 Romain Grosjean heads straight out for Haas. He is using the full wets.
11:00 The lights go green. FP1 is underway.
10:58 Just a couple of minutes until FP1 gets underway. Looks like the intermediates would be the tyre of choice and the rain is stopping so the track may well be dry by the end.
10:55 Maybe the wet conditions could help Haas avoid their usual backwards slide or put Williams in the points hunt - we can dream. FP1 could make them dreams a little more realistic.
10:52 The midfield pack has been tight all season and remains so, but SportPesa Racing Point predicted a strong second half of the season and delivered at Spa with Sergio Perez finishing P6. We also know that Lance Stroll can do a cracking job in the wet, so this could be a good weekend for the team.
10:48 We interrupt this build-up for a weather update, it's a wet FP1 session. Usually this carries the risk of limited action in FP1, but rain is also forecast for Sunday so this could be a valuable session.
10:43 McLaren's Lando Norris looks set to join him. His Belgian GP went up in smoke, literally, as his Spec B Renault PU gave up the ghost on the last lap, robbing him of a career-best P5 finish. The Brit now takes on a new Spec C engine for the Italian GP and so will be more interested in race setup throughout practice.
10:40 Valtteri Bottas will hope to avoid another "Sunday drive" in his Mercedes as F1 rolls into Monza, but one guy who likely won't be in such a situation is Red Bull's Max Verstappen. He is set to start from the back like team-mate Alex Albon did in Spa after taking on the Honda Spec 4 engine, so expect his free practice focus to revolve more around race performance.
10:37 Mercedes know that matching their rivals in practice and qualifying is a tough ask, but Lewis Hamilton showed that in race trim he remains very much a threat. But, they need to get that W10 in the perfect window and that all starts today.
10:34 Sebastian Vettel was soundly beaten by his younger Ferrari team-mate at Spa. What better place for him to hit back than in front of the tifosi? FP1 will be his first opportunity to make a statement.
10:30 Monza is another circuit of pure power, music to the ears of Ferrari and Charles Leclerc. FP1 will give the Scuderia the chance to start letting those extra horsepower loose as they build up to qualifying on Saturday.
07:00 Welcome to Monza, home of Ferrari, the tifosi, the Cathedral of Speed, and the Italian Grand Prix, which now has a contract in place until at least 2024. Great news! It is practice day with FP1 getting underway at 11am. All times are local.
Driver Standings
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:23.722 1:15:26.665 1
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:23.784 0.835 1
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.982 35.199 2
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:23.466 45.515 1
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:23.641 58.165 1
6 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:23.684 59.315 1
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:24.230 73.802 1
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:24.375 74.492 2
9 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:28.100 1 LAP 1
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:24.044 1 LAP 1
11 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:24.025 1 LAP 1
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:24.614 1 LAP 2
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.912 1 LAP 3
14 George Russell Williams 1:25.814 1 LAP 1
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:24.419 1 LAP 2
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:26.520 1 LAP 2
17 Robert Kubica Williams 1:25.017 2 LAPS 2
R Carlos Sainz McLaren RETIRED 1
R Kevin Magnussen Haas RETIRED 3
R Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RETIRED 1
Driver Standings
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:19.307 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.346 0.039 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.354 0.047 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.457 0.150 0
5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:19.839 0.532 0
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.049 0.742 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:20.455 1.148 0
8 Alex Albon Red Bull 0
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0
10 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 0
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.464 0
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:19.553 0.089 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.715 0.251 0
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:19.833 0.369 0
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.018 0.554 0
6 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:20.021 0.557 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:20.202 0.738 0
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.275 0.811 0
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:20.498 1.034 0
10 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.515 1.051 0
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.517 1.053 0
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:20.615 1.151 0
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.630 1.166 0
14 Lando Norris McLaren 1:21.068 1.604 0
15 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:21.125 1.661 0
Driver Standings
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.126 0
2 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.155 0.029 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.156 0.030 0
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.272 0.153 0
5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:20.374 0.248 0
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.378 0.252 0
7 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:20.382 0.256 0
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:20.413 0.287 0
9 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:20.508 0.382 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:20.616 0.490 0
11 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.634 0.508 0
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:20.643 0.517 0
13 Lando Norris McLaren 1:20.646 0.520 0
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.657 0.531 0
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.723 0.597 0
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:20.784 0.658 0
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:21.291 1.165 0
18 George Russell Williams 1:21.800 1.674 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:22.356 2.230 0
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0
Driver Standings
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.294 0
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.326 0.032 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.403 0.109 0
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.403 0.109 0
5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:20.564 0.270 0
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.595 0.301 0
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.752 0.458 0
8 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:20.827 0.533 0
9 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:20.881 0.587 0
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.945 0.651 0
11 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:20.949 0.655 0
12 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:21.003 0.709 0
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:21.073 0.779 0
14 Lando Norris McLaren 1:21.292 0.998 0
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:21.325 1.031 0
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:21.336 1.042 0
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.621 1.327 0
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:21.639 1.345 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:22.374 2.080 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:22.758 2.464 0
Driver Standings
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.978 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.046 0.068 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:21.179 0.201 0
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:21.347 0.369 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:21.350 0.372 0
6 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:21.589 0.611 0
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:22.124 1.146 0
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:22.153 1.175 0
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:22.249 1.271 0
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.260 1.282 0
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:22.338 1.360 0
12 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:22.482 1.504 0
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:22.511 1.533 0
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:22.523 1.545 0
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:22.706 1.728 0
16 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:22.882 1.904 0
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:23.065 2.087 0
18 Lando Norris McLaren 1:23.561 2.583 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:23.737 2.759 0
20 George Russell Williams 1:24.313 3.335 0
Driver Standings
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:27.905 0
2 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:28.211 0.306 0
3 Lando Norris McLaren 1:28.450 0.545 0
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.730 0.825 0
5 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:29.025 1.120 0
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:29.960 2.055 0
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:30.100 2.195 0
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:30.507 2.602 0
9 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:30.596 2.691 0
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:30.695 2.790 0
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:32.848 4.943 0
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:33.976 6.071 0
13 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:34.528 6.623 0
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:34.715 6.810 0
15 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:35.133 7.228 0
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:35.980 8.075 0
17 Robert Kubica Williams 1:37.816 9.911 0
18 George Russell Williams 1:38.421 10.516 0
19 Sergio Perez Racing Point 0
20 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 0
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