Your trackside guide to the 2019 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Located within a largest city park on the outskirts of Milan, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the most historic circuits on the calendar. Here's your trackside guide to the final race of the European season, the 2019 Italian Grand Prix on 5-8 September.

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Circuit Entry

  • Monza is open from 07:00-20:30 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (5-7 September 2019).
  • Seven entry gates provide access to Autodromo Nazionale Monza (download the circuit map here).
  • Please note that security checks at Monza can be unpredictable and disorganized. Be patient when entering the circuit at peak times. The list of prohibited items is also long and several common objects such as power banks and sunscreen are on the banned list.
    • Allowed: plastic bottles of 500 ml without cap; camel-bags of 500 ml; plastic baby bottle for children; umbrellas for rain; tripods, unipods for cameras and selfie sticks; photo cameras and lens; flexible plastic rods for flags; laptop or other electronic devices (tablet, e-reader, ...) - at the entrance, the control staff will ask to switch on the device and show how it works; pocket lighters; electronic cigarettes; chairs and stools; strollers; wheelchairs; dogs with muzzle and leash (we do not recommend access with pets due to the high noise); mosquito repellent products in cream or soft plastic containers with original packaging
    • Prohibited: blunt or dangerous objects, drugs, harmful and inflammable substance, poisons; fireworks, smoke bombs, rockets, laser pointers, stadium horns; spray cans (deodorant, mosquito repellent, etc.); bags or backpacks larger than 15 litres; luggage and trolley; Cans, metal and glass bottles; Plastic bottles larger than 500 ml; stiff flasks; alcoholic drinks; power banks; rigid rods; beach umbrellas; musical instruments; drones and control aircrafts; tents, sleeping bags; bikes, scooters, skateboards

Need to Know

  • The first day of on-track action at Monza is known as Free Friday. Spectators have free access to over 20 grandstands located all around the track, with the exception of the Centrale Grandstand opposite the start-finish line. Go out and explore this historic circuit!
  • Wear comfortable shoes: even if you’re traveling to the circuit with F1 Experiences, you’ll still be covering a lot of ground on foot at Monza. The circuit is located within one of the largest city parks in Europe and the distances between spectator areas can be long
  • More information about the best ways to get to Monza: 2019 Italian Grand Prix - Getting Around Guide
  • Click here to purchase trackside parking at the Italian Grand Prix.
  • Want to participate in the track invasion and watch the podium ceremony after the race? Entry points to the track are opened on the Main Straight near the start-finish line (in front of the Centrale Grandstand and Champions Club) and in front of the Laterale Destra (26c) grandstand opposite the podium. Get there a few laps before the end if you want to be one of the first on to the track!

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Public Pit Lane Walk & Drivers' Autograph Session

The pit lane walk for holders of 3-day tickets and drivers' autograph session both take place on Thursday, 5 September from 16:00-18:00 (right before F1 Experiences Thursday activities for Starter, Trophy, Hero & Premier packages).

  • Public Pit Lane Walk: open to holders of 3-Day General Admission and Grandstand tickets. Please note that this pit lane walk can be overcrowded and you may not get the opportunity to see much at all. Click here for more information, including an entry map.
  • Drivers' Autograph Session: takes place in the F1 Fanzone and is open to holders of 3-Day Grandstand seats only. Please note that entry is restricted to 600 participants; get access via a ballot, which opens on Thursday, 27 August at midday. More information is here.

Trackside Entertainment

The F1 Fanzone at Monza can be found behind the grandstands on the Main Straight and is well worth a look when it’s quiet on the track. You’ll be able to satisfy your merchandise needs at the F1 Store, refuel with food and drink and take part in a range of interactive displays, challenges and simulators. Away from the fanzone, we recommend wandering around the spectator areas and taking in some of the unique atmosphere at F1’s most historic circuit!

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On-Track Action

The Formula 1 action at Monza kicks off on Friday morning at 11:00 with the first 90-minute Free Practice session (FP1). A second session (FP2) runs from 15:00-16:30. Practice and qualifying sessions from the weekend’s support categories – Formula 2, GP3 and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – also take place on Friday.

The first racing action begins on Saturday morning with the first Formula 3 race  before the F1 cars return for their third and final practice session from 12:00-13:00. F1 qualifying runs from 15:00-16:00 on Saturday afternoon and is followed by the Formula 2 feature race, which is always worth watching for some close racing!

The programme on Sunday morning features three back-to-back races from Formula 3, Formula 2 and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, followed by the build-up to the main event, the 2019 Italian Grand Prix. The lights go out at 15:10 on Sunday afternoon, and the race will be followed by the traditional on-track invasion and podium ceremony. A bucket list experience not to be missed!

The Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps cars will also be taking to the track at Monza every day this year. Expect to see several supercars (Mercedes AMG GT R, Aston Martin Vantage and McLaren 720S) being driven at speed by professional drivers with some lucky passengers aboard. Learn more about how you can take part at an upcoming race here.

Thursday 5 September

Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 15:00-15:30
Promoter Activity Public Pit Lane Walk & Autograph Session 16:00-18:00
F1 Experiences Exclusive Pit Lane Walk & Guided Track Tour* 18:00-19:30

*Starter, Trophy, Hero & Premier Ticket Packages only

Friday 6 September

Formula 3 Practice Session 09:35-10:20
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP1) 11:00-12:30
Formula 2 Practice Session 13:00-13:45
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 13:50-14:20
Promoter Activity Jody Scheckter Anniversary Lap 14:20-14:30
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP2) 15:00-16:30
Formula 2 Qualifying Session 16:55-17:25
Formula 3 Qualifying Session 17:50-18:20
Porsche Supercup Practice Session 18:45-19:30
F1 Experiences Elite Supercar Tour Parade Lap 19:30-20:00


Saturday 7 September

Formula 3 First Race (22 laps / 40 mins) 10:30-11:15
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP3) 12:00-13:00
Porsche Supercup Qualifying Session 13:25-13:55
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 14:00-14:20
Promoter Activity Jody Scheckter Anniversary Lap 14:20-14:30
Formula 1 Qualifying Session 15:00-16:00
Formula 2 First Race (30 laps / 60 mins) 16:45-17:50


Sunday 8 September

GP3 Series Second Race (22 laps / 40 mins) 09:30-10:15
FIA Formula 2 Second Race (21 laps / 45 mins) 10:50-11:40
Porsche Supercup Race (14 laps / 30 mins) 12:05-12:40
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 12:50-13:10
Promoter Activity Jody Scheckter Anniversary Lap 13:10-13:20
Formula 1 Drivers' Track Parade 13:30-14:00
Formula 1 Starting Grid Presentation 14:00-14:15
Promoter Activity Air Show: Frecce Tricolore TBC 14:57-14:59
Formula 1 2018 Italian Grand Prix 15:10-17:10

Please note that the event timetable is subject to change. Please check for updates.