F1 start time: When to watch the Canadian Grand Prix and live stream

Red Bull's Max Verstappen leads the field at the Canadian Grand Prix. Montreal, June 2022.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen leads the field at the Canadian Grand Prix. Montreal, June 2022.

Seconds out, round eight! After a brief break, it’s time to head to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix at the wonderful Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull continued to have it all their own way last time out in Spain to strengthen their stranglehold on the respective World Championship titles – and the expectation is for the same story to occur this weekend, too.

But, you just never know. Mercedes were resurgent in Barcelona, while Aston Martin, Ferrari and perhaps even Alpine will all have ambitions of at least joining Red Bull on the podium.

F1 start time: When is the Canadian Grand Prix?

After a brief flirtation with the European leg of the F1 2023 calendar, it’s now a quick stop in Canada before the European races continue again with Austria and Silverstone coming up after.

As a result, you can expect to see some drastic F1 start time changes for the Canadian Grand Prix itself with Montreal operating on Eastern Daylight Time, which is four hours behind GMT and five hours behind CET.

Los Angeles: 1100 start
Vancouver: 1100 start
Mexico City: 1200 start
Austin: 1300 start
Miami: 1400 start
Montreal: 1400 start
Sao Paulo: 1500 start
London: 1900 start
Cape Town: 2000 start
Paris: 2000 start
Helsinki: 2100 start
Jeddah: 2100 start
Istanbul: 2100 start
Yas Marina: 2200 start
New Delhi: 2330 start
Shanghai: 0200 start
Perth: 0200 start
Seoul: 0300 start
Tokyo: 0300 start
Melbourne: 0400 start
Auckland: 0600 start

What are the F1 start times for the entire Spanish Grand Prix weekend?

The traditional race weekend format is in place for the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix with first and second practice to be run on Friday, June 16, FP3 and qualifying to follow on Saturday, June 17 and the race itself on Sunday, June 18.

Here are all the session times you need to know for this weekend:

Friday June 16: FP1 – 1330-1430 local time [1830-1930 BST]
Friday June 16: FP2 – 1700-1800 local time [2200-2300 BST]
Saturday June 17: FP3 – 1230-1330 local time [1730-1830 BST]
Saturday June 17: Qualifying – 1600-1700 local time [2100-2200 BST]
Sunday June 18: Race – 1400 local time [1900 BST]

F1 live stream: How can I watch the Spanish Grand Prix?

The Spanish Grand Prix is available to watch live on the following channels in these major markets in 2023:

Australia: Fox Sports
Austria: Sky Sport F1, ORF, Servus TV [live races split between them]
Brazil: TV Bandeirantes, BandSports
Canada: RDS, TSN
China: Great Sport (RTS) [Shanghai only], CCTV, Guangdong Sports [broadcast in Guangdong only]
France: Canal
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Italy: Sky Sport F1, TV8
Japan: Fuji TV Next
Netherlands: Viaplay Xtra [free-to-air highlights on NOS]
Spain: DAZN F1, Mediaset
United Kingdom and Ireland: Sky Sports F1 [free-to-air highlights on Channel 4]
United States: ESPN, Spanish language broadcast available on ESPN Deportes

For those looking to watch live races online, F1 TV Pro is available in selected countries, which allows you to watch every session live, have access to exclusive live timing, documentaries and live shows – and is available to watch on any of your chosen devices via web, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku and Chromecast.

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F1 2023 standings: How do the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships look?

Drivers’ standings:

1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 170
2 Sergio Perez Red Bull 117
3 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 99
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 87
5 George Russell Mercedes 65
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 58
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 42
8 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 35
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine 25
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine 15
11 Lando Norris McLaren 12
12 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 6
13 Oscar Piastri McLaren 5
14 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 4
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 4
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 2
18 Alex Albon Williams 2
19 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 0
20 Logan Sargeant Williams 0

Constructors standings:

1 Red Bull 287 points
2 Mercedes 152
3 Aston Martin 134
4 Ferrari 100
5 Alpine 40
6 McLaren 17
7 Haas 8
8 Alfa Romeo 8
9 AlphaTauri 2
10 Williams 1