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Italy 2011 - Free practice // Drivers get set to push the limits of the incredible Monza track

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The sun shines over Monza ahead of the race weekend
The sun shines over Monza ahead of the race weekendCredit: Mercedes GP

The Italian Grand Prix is just around the corner, but before our drivers get ready to race, they have the small matter of three practice sessions to complete first. Monza is the last race of the European leg of the season, with the rest of the races flyaway events. Will we see updates on the car to make the most of the proximity?

The weather is meant to get worse as the weekend goes on, but should be dry for Free Practice Friday and early Saturday. As a fast flowing, low downforce circuit, Monza provides a specific type of challenge, and the double DRS zones will also add some intrigue over the course of the weekend.

Weather forecasts

clear

Monza, Friday

26℃

  • Low 19℃
  • Humidity 69%

Sunny

clear

Monza, Saturday

27℃

  • Low 18℃
  • Humidity 67%

Sunny

moderate

Monza, Sunday

26℃

  • Low 20℃
  • Humidity 70%

Rain showers

Schedule

SessionTime (GMT+1)2010 Result
Free Practice 19amJenson Button1:23.693
Free Practice 21pmSebastian Vettel1:22.839
Free Practice 310amLewis Hamilton1:22.498

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The Italian Grand Prix is just around the corner, but before our drivers get ready to race, they have the small matter of three practice sessions to complete first. Monza is the last race of the European leg of the season, with the rest of the races flyaway events. Will we see updates on the car to make the most of the proximity?
Mercedes GP

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

9 September 2011