2010 Italian Grand Prix: The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The F1 teams assemble at Monza in Italy this weekend for the last European race of the season.

Have all the important information for this weekend?s Italian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:

The race

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2010 Italian Grand Prix discussion – For fans heading to Monza for the race

The track

Monza, 2010 Italian Grand Prix

The Italian Grand Prix is one of only two races – along with the British Grand Prix – that has featured in every world championship year.

Monza has held more world championship races than any other track. This year will be its 60th – it didn’t hold the Italian Grand Prix in 1980, that race being held at Imola instead.

At a whisker under 5.8km (3.6 miles) it is one of the longest laps of the year but is completed at the highest average speed. Teams run special low-downforce packages and lap at an average speed of almost 250kph (155mph) despite having to brake hard for two slow chicanes.

The entry kerbs for those chicanes have been eased this year to reduce the risk of a car being flipped into the air.

See the video lap above narrated by Sebastian Vettel here.

Read more: Kerbs eased at Monza for safety reasons

The weather

There’s rain in the area but it’s probably going to miss the race weekend.

Read more: Dry weather expected for Italian GP

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Italian Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

Friday 10th September 2010

Italian Grand Prix Free practice 1 ?ǣ 10:00 ?ǣ 11:30 (09:00 ?ǣ 10:30)
Italian Grand Prix Free practice 2 ?ǣ 14:00 ?ǣ 15:30 (13:00 ?ǣ 14:30)

Saturday 11th September 2010

Italian Grand Prix Free practice 3 ?ǣ 11:00 ?ǣ 12:00 (10:00 ?ǣ 11:00)
Italian Grand Prix Qualifying ?ǣ 14:00 (13:00)

Sunday 12th September 2010

Italian Grand Prix ?ǣ 14:00 (13:00)

Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.

More session times and live blog details here: Italian Grand Prix live TV times

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

2009 Italian Grand Prix highlights

Lewis Hamilton shared the front row with Force India’s Adrian Sutil – but the race belonged to the Brawns.

Rubens Barrichello took over the lead of the race from team mate Jenson Button who had Hamilton breathing down his neck in the closing stages.

But Hamilton over-did it on the final lap and crashed into the barriers between the two Lesmo corners, allowing Kimi R??ikk??nen through to finish on the podium for Ferrari.

Barrichello won, giving the Brawn team their eighth and final Grand Prix victory.

2009 Italian Grand Prix review – Barrichello leads one-two as Brawn are back on top

2009 Italian Grand Prix qualifying – Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole

Previous Italian Grands Prix

2008 Italian Grand Prix – Sebastian Vettel brushes title rivals aside to win at Monza
2007 Italian Grand Prix – McLaren trounce Ferrari
2006 Italian Grand Prix – Schumacher heads for retirement after victory
2005 Italian Grand Prix – Montoya wins with deflating tyre
2004 Italian Grand Prix – Barrichello wins as Ferrari surge to the front

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