F1: Is Canadian Grand Prix on TV today?

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Max Verstappen leads the Canadian Grand Prix  (Getty Images)
Max Verstappen leads the Canadian Grand Prix (Getty Images)

A compelling F1 season continues on Sunday with the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as Max Verstappen starts on pole ahead of surprise package Fernando Alonso.

Verstappen stormed to a scintillating pole as he dominated qualifying in changeable conditions to continue his quest for a second world championship, while Alonso will start second for Alpine - the experienced campaigner also getting on top of the weather to take his first front-row start in over a decade.

Carlos Sainz starts third for Ferrari with Lewis Hamilton able to compete near the top of the field due to the inclement weather, the seven-time world champion taking fourth for Mercedes.

Verstappen arrived in Canada on top of the drivers’ standings after a dream weekend for Red Bull in Azerbaijan last time out, which also saw them grow their lead in the constructors’ championship as Ferrari suffered a double retirement.

Meanwhile Hamilton was left with severe back pain due to the porpoising issue with his Mercedes car, but the seven-time world champion confirmed he is fit to race this weekend.

He is still playing catch-up to teammate George Russell, though, who claimed third in Azerbaijan and sits an impressive fourth in the standings despite Mercedes’ struggles this season. Here is everything you need to know:

When is the Canadian Grand Prix race?

Sunday 19 June

  • Race: 7pm BST

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The entire race schedule will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 while highlights of Sunday’s race will be available on Channel 4.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the starting grid?

  1. Max Verstappen - Red Bull

  2. Fernando Alonso - Alpine

  3. Carlos Sainz - Ferrari

  4. Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

  5. Kevin Magnussen - Haas

  6. Mick Schumacher - Haas

  7. Esteban Ocon - Alpine

  8. George Russell - Mercedes

  9. Daniel Ricciardo - McLaren

  10. Zhou Guanyu - Alfa Romeo

  11. Valtteri Bottas - Alfa Romeo

  12. Alexander Albon - Williams

  13. Sergio Perez - Red Bull

  14. Lando Norris - McLaren

  15. Pierre Gasly - AlphaTauri

  16. Sebastian Vettel - Aston Martin

  17. Lance Stroll - Aston Martin

  18. Nicholas Latifi - Williams

  19. Charles Leclerc - Ferrari

  20. Yuki Tsunoda - AlphaTauri

Driver championship

Max Verstappen has extended his lead at the top of the drivers’ championship, and right now his closest rival is his teammate Sergio Perez. That will change, you suspect, if Ferrari can get on top of their reliability issues because clearly Charles Leclerc has the pace in qualifying, but with only a few days until the Canadian Grand Prix gets under way, Ferrari do not have much time to get their car right.

1. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing, 150 points.

2. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Red Bull Racing, 129.

3. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Ferrari, 116.

4. George Russell, Great Britain, Mercedes, 99.

5. Carlos Sainz Jr, Spain, Ferrari, 83.

6. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, Mercedes, 62.

7. Lando Norris, Great Britain, McLaren, 50.

8. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Alfa Romeo Racing, 40.

9. Esteban Ocon, France, Alpine, 31.

10. Pierre Gasly, France, Alphatauri, 16.

11. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Alpine, 16.

12. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1 Team, 15.

13. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, McLaren, 15.

14. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Aston Martin, 13.

15. Yuki Tsunoda, Japan, Alphatauri, 11.

16. Alexander Albon, Thailand, Williams, 3.

17. Lance Stroll, Canada, Aston Martin, 2.

18. Guanyu Zhou, China, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1.

Constructors’ championship

Red Bull have extended their lead over Ferrari with a perfect weekend in Azerbaijan, as Verstappen and Perez collected a one-two and Ferrari recorded a double retirement. The gap between the two teams is now 80 points, and Red Bull are putting themselves in an excellent position to finally win the manufacturers’ prize after so much Mercedes domination.

1. Red Bull Racing, 279.

2. Ferrari, 199.

3. Mercedes, 161.

4. McLaren, 65.

5. Alpine, 47.

6. Alfa Romeo Racing, 41.

7. Alphatauri, 27.

8. Haas F1 Team, 15.

9. Aston Martin, 15.

10. Williams, 3.

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