F1 TV Schedule 2019: Italian Grand Prix Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Having waited almost a year for a win, Ferrari now looks to finish on top of the podium twice in two weeks.

Last week in Belgium, the Scuderia picked up its first win of the season as Charles Leclerc became the first Ferrari driver to take the chequered flag since Kimi Raikkonen won the U.S. Grand Prix in October last year.

It was a first win of the season for Ferrari and it was a first career win Leclerc, who has displayed great promise in his first season with the Italian team.

The 21-year-old has an excellent chance of repeating himself this weekend in Ferrari's home race in Monza.

One of the staples of the Formula One World Championship, the track has held 68 Formula One races, more than any other circuit. The figure is set to grow to a minimum of 73 after it was announced earlier this week Monza will be part of the Formula One calendar until at least 2024.

"History, speed and passion are words that motorsport fans associate with Monza," said Formula One chairman and chief executive officer Chase Carey.

"The feeling one gets at this Grand Prix is truly unique."

Monza might be celebrating its 90th anniversary this weekend, but the mood in the paddock is not one of celebration, as the world of motorsport comes to terms with the death of Anthoine Hubert in Belgium.

The Frenchman was killed during the Formula Two race last weekend when he crashed against the barriers and was then hit at 170mph by the incoming car of American driver Juan Manuel Correa.

The 22-year-old's death has caused a stir in Formula One, with Leclerc's teammate Sebastian Vettel calling on the sport's administrators to improve safety.

"I still think there's things we can do better and improve," the four-time world champion said in a press conference on Thursday.

"Some people think Formula One is too safe and too boring. But I would rather have boring Formula One championships forever and bring Anthoine back."

Aside from the issue of safety, Ferrari arrives into the weekend with a slight edge over Mercedes. The Scuderia is at its best on high-speed tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps, which hosted the Belgian Grand Prix last week, and Monza.

Ferrari, however, last won its home race in 2010 and Mercedes has won the race five years in a row, with Lewis Hamilton triumphing in four occasions, including the last two years.

The Briton finished second last week but extended its lead at the top of the drivers' championship to 65 points over teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
Charles Leclerc driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF90 during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 6 in Monza, Italy. Charles Coates/Getty

Where is the Italian Grand Prix?

As usual, the Italian Grand Prix is hosted by the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, located just north of Milan.

The track has staged the Italian Grand Prix every year since the inception of the Formula One World Championship, with the exception of 1980.

One of the temples of motorsports, the track is the world's third purpose-built motor racing circuit after Brooklands in Britain and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.

Famous for its long straight and a design conducive to vertiginously high speeds, the track has undergone a number of changes to improve safety and make it slower.

Despite the changes, Monza remains the fastest on the Formula One calendar and cars are flat out for approximately 70 percent of the lap.

When is the Italian Grand Prix?

The race is scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m. local time (9:10 a.m. ET) on Sunday, September 8.

TV channel

The Italian Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ESPN2. Coverage of race day begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 30 minutes later.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.

Odds

Bookmakers expect Charles Leclerc to make it back-to-back wins after his maiden Formula 1 success in Belgium last week. The Ferrari driver is a 5/4 favorite, with Lewis Hamilton and Leclerc's teammate Sebastian Vettel at 13/8 and 3/1 respectively.

Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen are 12/1 and 25/1 outsiders respectively.

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