Except for an unprecedented miracle, the Formula 1 World Championship is decided in favor of Max Verstappen, current champion and without a doubt the strongest driver this season. The Dutchman will try to take the penultimate step towards his second wound at the Italian Grand Prix, which begins this Saturday, September 10, with the fight for pole position.
The classification of the race in the legendary Monza circuit will start with Q1 at 4:00 p.m. and will be seen on the streaming platform DAZN and Movistar, in addition to being able to follow minute by minute through the La Vanguardia website.
Despite being a territory historically dominated by the Ferrari team, Mad Max is proving this year that it has no rival on asphalt thanks to its driving and, above all, the performance of the Red Bull, the fastest and most reliable racing car on the grid. The Dutchman has won the previous four races, the last one at his 'home'.
Verstappen made the umpteenth demonstration of superiority last week at the Zandvoort circuit, where he again won convincingly ahead of George Russell's Mercedes. With seven races to go, the Red Bull driver leads the championship with a 109-point advantage over Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and could even become champion at the next round in Singapore depending on the results on the transalpine track.
In addition, the Dutchman will try to get rid of the thorn in Monza that he has had since last year, where he did not finish the test despite starting from first place. Bottas won the sprint race that decided the starting grid order, but due to a penalty for changing engine it was Mad Max who started in the pole position. In the race, the McLaren triumphed against the odds, first Daniel Ricciardo and second Lando Norris.