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Canadian Grand Prix 2019: F1 schedule, UK times and how to watch

It was a close run race between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, but despite some severe tyre woes Hamilton prevailed in Monaco. That result broke Mercedes one-two stranglehold, but this week’s race in Canada could see the Silver Arrows dominate once again. Here’s our guide on how to catch his weekend’s Canada GP action at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, including channels and UK times for practice races, qualifying and, of course, the main event.

It looks like we could be on for a scintillating Canada GP.

Q3 saw Sebastian Vettel deliver a brilliant pole position lap in the dying embers of session, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 0.2 seconds.

It marks a turnaround for the Italian team after starting the weekend on the back foot and miles away from Mercedes. Vettel’s pole was the first the team had achieved since Bahrain and the first Vettel had managed since the German GP 17 races ago.

Leclerc landed in third, with Daniel Ricciardo storming his way up to fourth with a fantastic lap. That saw him gain the upper hand over Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly with Valtteri Bottas in a very disappointing sixth place. Max Verstappen was caught out by the crash of Haas’ Kevin Magnussen in Q2 and failed to set another lap, ending up in 11th. He’ll need to be on top overtaking form if he wants to keep up his good run of form.

But qualifying was all about Ferrari turning up, setting the table for an intriguing race. Can Vettel hold on and win from pole like he did last year, or will Hamilton and Leclerc have something to say in the matter? Find out when the lights go green at 7.10pm UK time.

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Canada GP Schedule – What time is the F1 on TV this weekend?

The seventh stop on the 2019 Formula One world tour is Canada, with the main action taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You’ll be pleased to hear that there are no early morning starts this weekend.

Here’s this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix race schedule (all times BST):

Friday June 07

  • 2:45pm − Canada GP Practice One build-up
  • 3pm − Canada GP Practice One
  • 6:45pm − Canada GP Practice Two build-up
  • 7pm − Canada GP Practice Two
  • 9pm − The Story So Far Live

Saturday June 08

  • 3:45pm − Canada GP Practice Three build-up
  • 4pm − Canada GP Practice Three
  • 6pm − Canada GP Qualifying build-up
  • 7pm − Canada GP Qualifying
  • 8:30pm − The F1 Show

Sunday June 09

  • 5:30pm − Canada GP Pit Lane
  • 6:30pm − Canada GP On the Grid
  • 7:10pm − THE Canadian GRAND PRIX
  • 9pm − Canada GP Paddock
  • 11pm − Canada GP Highlights

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Canada GP – TV channel and live stream details

Sky now has exclusive rights to F1 in the UK, but you’ll be able to catch the highlights via Channel 4.

If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can tune in – in 4K, no less – on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 and Sky One. You can also tune in using the Sky Go mobile app, at no additional charge. Here are some quick-links to help you:

If you’re not a Sky customer, but desperately don’t want to miss this season’s opener, you can watch the action by picking up a NOW TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £8.99 (for a Day Pass) or £14.99 (for a Week Pass). The Week Pass is obviously the best value for F1 fanatics, especially if you’re completely free on both Saturday and Sunday morning.

To catch Channel 4’s highlights from 11.05pm on Sunday, you’ll need to head to the normal broadcast channel or the All 4 website linked below for an on-demand service:

Alternatively, you can watch the action using the All 4 mobile app:

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