How to watch the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix: start time, live stream and TV schedule

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F1 heads to Montreal to race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend: full details on how to watch the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix, plus live stream, TV schedule, and highlights

2023 Canadian Grand Prix

Will Red Bull lead or falter in Montreal?

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Following on from a tedious yet feel-good Monaco Grand Prix, where Charles Leclerc his first victory on home soil, the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix could bring a pleasant change of high-speed pace.

It will mark a return to evening viewing for European viewers, with a 7pm BST start time for Sunday’s Grand Prix and qualifying starting at 9pm on Saturday,

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s low downforce layout and infamous ‘Wall of Champions‘ provides a vastly different challenge for drivers coming from Monte Carlo. As suggested by Max Verstappen, the Canadian GP could also prove a challenge for Red Bull, whose RB20 has struggled to match the pace of Ferrari and McLaren in recent weeks.

As ever, we won’t fully understand the running order until all three free practice sessions have come and gone, but every minute of racing action will be covered live across the weekend, with highlights available throughout.

There could be as many as six drivers all vying for victory in Montreal, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz helping Ferrari to mount a title challenge; Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri both in front-running form for McLaren; and Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez hoping to reinstate Red Bull’s dominance.

But with rain forecast to fall throughout the race weekend, could a surprise performer from further back in the pack take home a shock victory? As many drivers have learned in the past: anything is possible at the Canadian GP.

 

2024 Canadian Grand Prix live stream and TV schedule 

All times in BST

F1 qualifying  Canadian Grand Prix
Session start time 9pm 7pm
Live coverage
Sky Sports, Sky Go, NowTV
8pm 5.30pm
Highlights
Channel 4
1.30am (Sunday) 12.20am (Monday)

How to watch F1: live stream and TV details for 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

Each minute of every F1 session will be broadcast live in the UK, for paying subscribers only.

Live TV: All on-track sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 starting with Free Practice 1 starting on Friday at 6.30pm. Subscribers also have access to onboard streams from each of the 20 cars, including radio messages, allowing them to follow a favourite driver on their phone while watching the main feed on TV. The onboard streams are also available on TV, as is a ‘Battle Channel’ offering split-screen coverage of the best fights for position.

Live stream: Sky Sports F1 subscribers in the UK can watch all the running live on the Sky Go app. Now TV subscribers can also see live coverage of every session via Sky Sports F1. It also offers onboard views of each driver through in-app bonus streams for monthly subscribers. These can be viewed concurrently with the main stream on a separate screen.

Live timings are available through the F1 app.

Highlights: Channel 4 will show highlights of the weekend, although given the later track times, coverage will be shown in the early hours of the following day for each corresponding event. However, coverage of qualifying will be repeated at 8.30am on Sunday, while coverage of the race will be repeated at 9.40am on Monday.

 

Canadian GP circuit and details

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a driver favourite — and for good reason. Set in the picturesque surroundings of the man-made Notre-Dame Island, the 2.7-mile track is made up of three DRS-assisted straights as well as a combination of slow and medium-speed corners. Each sector demands full commitment from drivers wanting to make their way up the running order, although the slightest error can often result in a brush with one of the many concrete walls which border the circuit. 

Despite its narrow nature, the circuit still provides plenty of overtaking opportunities. The short dart down to Turn 1 from the start often tempts multiple drivers to leap up the inside of one another, but as the road ahead curves back on itself for Turn 2, there is occasionally the odd clash of wheels and trading of carbon fibre.

The fast-paced chicane at Turns 8 and 9 often allows drivers to close the gap to the car ahead before diving down the inside at the world-renowned Turn 10 hairpin. Failing that, one final blast down the long back straight can create one last passing opportunity into the final chance, which is bordered by the infamous “Wall of Champions” — so-called due to the race-ending excursions it had with three former F1 champions — Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher — during the 1999 Canadian GP weekend.

What’s the weather in Montreal this weekend?

Scattered showers are forecast to fall throughout the Canadian GP race weekend, which could make for a mixed running order similar to the one we saw in 2023. In a hectic qualifying session on a quickly drying circuit, Max Verstappen took pole position by over a second, while Haas’s Nico Hülkenberg lined up in second followed by Fernando Alonso in third. Meanwhile both Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez failed to reach Q3. Although conditions were optimal on race day, wet weather conditions in 2024 could create an equally surprising race result.

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Montreal - Circuit

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.709 (Miles)

Change

Increased run-off areas created at first corner and final hairpin by re-profiling corners

Fastest Race Lap

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+), 1m13.078, 133.452 mph, F1, 2019

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari SF90), 1m10.240, 138.844 mph, F1, 2019

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.747 (Miles)

Change

Chicane on old pitlane and Casino Esses bypassed to form Casino Straight

Fastest Race Lap

Ralf Schumacher (Williams FW23-BMW), 1m17.205, 128.090 mph, F1, 2001

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2001), 1m15.782, 130.496 mph, F1, 2001

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.765 (Miles)

Change

Chicane built on old pitlane before Esses

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Benetton B194-Ford), 1m28.927, 111.935 mph, F1, 1994

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Benetton B194-Ford), 1m26.178, 115.505 mph, F1, 1994

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.753 (Miles)

Change

Pitlane entrance modified

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Benetton B193B-Ford), 1m21.500, 121.605 mph, F1, 1993

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Alain Prost (Williams FW15C-Renault), 1m18.987, 125.474 mph, F1, 1993

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.728 (Miles)

Change

New pits built and startline moved

Fastest Race Lap

Gerhard Berger (McLaren MP4/5B-Honda), 1m22.077, 119.654 mph, F1, 1990

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ayrton Senna (McLaren MP4/5B-Honda), 1m20.399, 122.151 mph, F1, 1990

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.74 (Miles)

Change

Chicane before Island Hairpin and pitlane modified

Fastest Race Lap

Nelson Piquet (Williams FW11-Honda), 1m25.443, 115.446 mph, F1, 1986

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11-Honda), 1m24.118, 117.264 mph, F1, 1986

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.796 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Alan Jones (Williams FW06-Ford), 1m38.072, 102.625 mph, F1, 1978

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jean-Pierre Jarier (Lotus 79-Ford), 1m38.015, 102.695 mph, F1, 1978

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2024 Canadian Grand Prix full session times

All times in BST

Friday 7 June Saturday 8 June Sunday 9 June
F1 Free Practice 1 — 6.30pm
Free Practice 2 — 10pm
Free Practice 3 — 5.30pm
GP Qualifying — 9pm
Canadian GP — 7pm