Monza GP Preview

After the great entertainment that we witnessed at Zandvoort, we are going to Monza for the first trip to Italy in the Formula 1 calendar after Imola got suspended due to heavy floods. The forecast before the race indicated that we might see some rain hit the track. From the very first lap it poured heavily leading to most of the grind being jumbled up as many gambled and stayed out on their softs whilst others promptly entered the pits to change, as did Sergio Perez. It was a race where the timing of the pit stops and judgement on the amount of grip on track was the key to victory. Max Verstappen came up trumps in front of his crowd, who did well to entertain themselves during the red flag period. Fernando Alonso returned to the podium after a spell of disappointing results for Aston Martin, with Pierre Gasly putting in a monumental race fighting off the likes of Carlos Sainz for most of the race and getting a well-deserved podium for Alpine. 


Max Verstappen looks unbeatable in that Red Bull and only a mechanical failure can spoil his push for a record-breaking 10th win in a row. We are pricing the Dutchman to win again at 1.22. We are no strangers to a surprise win at Monza as both Daniel Riccardo and Pierre Gasly enjoyed monumental wins at the temple of speed. Monza offers a great chance for teams that excel in high-speed corners and low downforce tracks to flex their capabilities. Watch out for that Williams in the hands of Alexander Albon and Logan Sargeant who both made it to Q3 for the first time since 2017. 

Lando Norris has proven in previous weeks that he is more than capable of competing at the top and troubling the Red Bulls but has yet to win a race, we are pricing the Enlighsman at 21.00 with Lewis Hamilton climbing on the top step at 21.00.


After a fantastic showing from the Spanish veteran at Zandvoort, showcasing why he’s deemed one of the best in the business. During the restart, he almost challenged Max Verstappen as his car came alive in the wet conditions. We are pricing Fernando Alonso to once again finish on the podium at 2.75, with Charles Leclerc at 4.35 to give the ‘tifosi’ something to cheer about after a below-par performance in the Netherlands. George Russell was unfortunate to pick up a puncture after the red flag restart, which saw him end pointless after a competitive race pace. We are pricing the Mercedes driver to finish on the podium at 5.00.


Practice 1 – 13:30 – 14:30, Friday, 1st September, 2023 

Practice 2 – 17:00 – 18:00, Friday, 1st September, 2023

Practice 3 – 12:30 – 13:30, Saturday, 2nd September, 2023

Qualifying – 16:00 – 17:00, Saturday, 2nd September, 2023

Race – 13:00, Sunday, 3rd September, 2023

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