Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Italian GP: Mercedes stays top in FP2, Ferrari closes in

Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Monza F2: Markelov leads teammate Ghiotto in practice

Russian Time drivers Artem Markelov and Luca Ghiotto topped the Formula 2 practice at Monza ahead of championship leader Charles Leclerc.

Italian GP: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP1

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas to the fastest time in first practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Italian GP

A selection of the best technical images from the Italian GP courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton images & LAT images.

Motorsport Debrief: 'Parkgate' exposes Alonso and Honda tensions

Here is today's news blast to get you up-to-date on what's been making the motorsport headlines over the past 24 hours.

Italian GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Esteban OCON (Force India), Sergio PÉREZ (Force India), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Nico HULKENBERG (Renault), Carlos SAINZ (Scuderia Toro Rosso).

Ricciardo expecting grid penalty at Monza

Daniel Ricciardo expects to take a grid penalty for the Italian Grand Prix to maximise his Red Bull Formula 1 team's chances in the following race in Singapore.

Gallery: All Italian Grand Prix winners since 2010

With the exception of 1980, Monza has always been the host of the Italian Grand Prix. We've compiled a list of all winners of this iconic race since start of the millennium.

Drivers risk looking like "idiots" with Monza slipstreaming - Sainz

Carlos Sainz thinks there is too much risk of drivers looking like an "idiot" for teams to try out slipstreaming tactics at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend.

Honda: Alonso's Spa engine ready to be used again

Fernando Alonso's Belgian GP Formula 1 engine is ready for use again after Honda completed its checks following his retirement, but he is still likely to take penalties at Monza.

Verstappen set for grid penalties at Monza

Max Verstappen will take Formula 1 grid penalties for next weekend's Italian Grand Prix after he suffered an engine failure at Spa, says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Craft-Bamboo Racing score podium in Monza

Pepe Oriola, moving from P6 to P3 on race one, claimed his second podium of the year

Monza ELMS: G-Drive wins despite late penalty

The #22 G-Drive crew of Ryo Hirakawa, Memo Rojas and Leo Roussel claimed victory in the ELMS 4 Hours of Monza, despite being hit by a drive-through penalty for a Full Course Yellow infringement.

Monza F3.5: Binder profits from safety car to win again

Rene Binder took a 17-pont championship lead after winning the second Formula V8 3.5 race at Monza, benefiting from taking his mandatory pitstop under the safety car.

Qualifying at Monza: Frédéric Vervisch took his maiden pole

The Belgian driver was impressive throughout the whole session, in his only second Touring Car appearance.

Monza F3.5: Binder inherits win after Nissany penalty

Rene Binder won the opening Formula V8 3.5 race at Monza, after Roy Nissany, who led every lap of the race, was given a five-second time penalty.

Monza ELMS: Graff's Guibbert beats Lapierre to pole

21-year-old Frenchman Enzo Guibbert of Graff Racing was quickest in the European Le Mans qualifying at Monza after beating Toyota LMP1 man Nicolas Lapierre by a tenth.

Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi outduels Nissany in second qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi doubled up in the second Formula V8 3.5 qualifying at Monza, after trading the lead with Roy Nissany several times during the session.

Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi dominates drying, red-flagged qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi topped the first Formula V8 3.5 qualifying session at Monza, which was held under drying conditions and was red-flagged in the very end.

TCR returns to Italy’s ‘Temple of Speed’

Monza is another legendary motorsport venue visited by TCR International Series, this year for Rounds 7 & 8

Autodromo Di Monza up next for United Autosports

United Autosports head to Monza for round two of the European Le Mans Series

Monza targeted for Shield head protection test

McLaren hopes there will be a version of the Shield cockpit protection device ready for Formula 1 teams to test for the Italian Grand Prix in September.

Schumacher surprised by early F3 podium

Mick Schumacher has said that he was surprised to take a podium so soon in his Formula 3 European Championship career as he has not yet mastered the art of qualifying.

Huff surprised by Honda WTCC pace at Monza

Former WTCC champion Rob Huff says he was surprised by Honda's pace in last weekend's Monza races, as the Japanese manufacturer topped the speed traps.

Bennani, Bjork receive penalties for Monza incidents

Mehdi Bennani and Thed Bjork have been punished by the stewards for incidents in the opening WTCC race at Monza.

Monza F3: Ilott wins final race from Norris

Callum Ilott was victorious in the third European Formula 3 race at Monza, making it the same trio of drivers winning in the Italian round as in the season opener at Silverstone.

Monza WTCC: Bjork beats Monteiro to Race 2 victory

Volvo's Thed Bjork took victory the second WTCC race at Monza from pole position, making it four different winning manufacturers in the opening four races of the 2017 season.

Monza WTCC: Chilton wins after Michelisz and Bennani crash

Tom Chilton took Citroen's first win in the 2017 WTCC season at Monza, inheriting the lead after Norbert Michelisz and Mehdi Bennani made contact while in first and second.

Monza F3: Eriksson holds off charging Norris to win

Joel Eriksson took a lights-to-flag win in the second European Formula 3 race at Monza after withstanding late-race pressure from a charging Lando Norris.

Monza F3: Eriksson and Norris grab Sunday poles

BMW junior Joel Eriksson and McLaren protege Lando Norris have taken pole position for Sunday’s two European Formula 3 races at Monza.

Monza WTCC: Bjork claims Volvo's first pole

Thed Bjork claimed Volvo’s first WTCC pole position at Monza after fighting off Honda’s Tiago Monteiro and Citroen’s Rob Huff during a closely-fought qualifying session.

Monza WTCC: Bjork leads Volvo 1-2 in second practice

Volvo driver Thed Bjork set the pace in the second WTCC practice session at Monza, leading teammate Nestor Girolami by a quarter of a second.

Monza F3: Norris leads Carlin 1-2-3 in eventful opener

Lando Norris scored his second victory of the European Formula 3 season in the opening race at Monza, after chasing down and passing polesitter Jehan Daruvala.

Monza WTCC: Monteiro tops first practice despite puncture

Honda's Tiago Monteiro led the first WTCC practice session at Monza, despite suffering a puncture midway through the session.

Monza F3: Force India protege Daruvala claims maiden pole

European F3 rookie Jehan Daruvala grabbed his maiden pole position in the series at Monza as the Carlin squad leapt to a 1-2-3 on the final lap.

Monteiro expects Honda to struggle at Monza

WTCC championship leader Tiago Monteiro is bracing himself for a trying weekend at Monza, with the long straights likely to expose the inherent disadvantages of Honda's Civic hatchback.

TCR race winner Gleason secures WTCC debut with Lada

Kevin Gleason will make his WTCC debut at Monza this weekend, driving RC Motorsport’s second Lada Vesta, bringing to field up to 16 cars at the historic Italian circuit.

Lamborghini trio win Monza Blancpain Endurance opener

Lamborghini took a dominant win in the opening Endurance Cup round of the Blancpain GT Series at Monza with the all-factory line-up of Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Christian Engelhart.

Frijns to miss Monza Blancpain round due to injury

Robin Frijns will miss the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup opener at Monza through injury but hopes to recover in time to contest the Monaco Formula E round.

Toyota ends final WEC Prologue test session fastest

Toyota returnee Nicolas Lapierre ensured the Japanese marque finished WEC Prologue testing at Monza on top with a fast lap early in Sunday afternoon’s final session.

Porsche stays on top in penultimate WEC test session

Neel Jani ensured Porsche remained ahead of LMP1 rival Toyota in the penultimate test session of the WEC Prologue in Monza on Sunday morning.

ByKolles abandons Monza WEC Prologue early

The ByKolles privateer LMP1, which ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will race in 2017, will take no further part in this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Monza.

Porsche leads washed out WEC Prologue night test

Porsche's Neel Jani set the quickest time in a rain-affected night test session as the first day of the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue at Monza came to a close.

Toyota beats Porsche in second WEC test session

Toyota beat LMP1 rival Porsche to top the second test session of the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue at Monza on Saturday afternoon.

Porsche leads opening WEC Prologue test session

Reigning FIA World Endurance champion Neel Jani put the #1 Porsche on top in the opening session of the series' two-day Prologue test at Monza.

Monza F4: Maini claims top five finish in rookie standings

Kush Maini finished fifth in the rookie standings of the Italian Formula 4 championship after the season finale at Monza.

Monza F3.5: Orudzhev storms from fifth to win Race 2

Egor Orudzhev took victory in the second Formula 3.5 V8 race of the Monza weekend, beating Rene Binder to the chequered flag.

Monza EF Open: Pulcini extends points lead with double win

Leonardo Pulcini extended his Euroformula Open championship lead with two thrilling victories in the sixth round of the 2016 season at Monza.

Monza F3.5: Nissany converts pole into dominant win in Race 1

Roy Nissany controlled the first race of the Formula 3.5 V8 weekend at Monza, beating closest challenger Louis Deletraz by 12 seconds.

Tatiana Calderon: “Now the other drivers look at me differently!”

In her latest column, GP3 driver Tatiana Calderon reflects on a recent upturn in form that has seen her become the championship’s highest-ever female points-scorer.

Tech debrief: How Manor punched above its weight at Monza

Manor continued its upward trend in the Italian Grand Prix, surprising some of the midfield teams, at least until it suffered reliability problems.

Sirotkin column: A weekend of Monza misery columnist Sergey Sirotkin talks about a very difficult GP2 weekend at Monza, which yielded no points and did serious damage to his title chances.

Tech debrief: How Monza's midfield battle heated up

Mercedes had a pretty easy time in Italy, but the fight between Williams and Force India to finish ahead in the standings got ever more intense. Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield look at how the teams prepared for Monza's unique challenge.

Massa column: Retiring more nerve-wracking than racing

In his latest column for, Felipe Massa recounts an emotional Italian Grand Prix weekend during which he announced the end of his F1 career.

Tech debrief: Why Mercedes was a league apart at Monza

Mercedes was untouchable during the Italian Grand Prix, with the power of its engine and its low-downforce configuration proving the class of the field once more.

Hamilton: Degrading tyres meant no chance of Monza recovery

Lewis Hamilton says that the characteristics of Formula 1's current tyres left him unable to mount a fightback against Nico Rosberg to try to win the Italian Grand Prix.

Verstappen says bad start was because of team error

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says his slow getaway from the grid of the Italian Grand Prix was because his RB12 was set up "too aggressively".