The Canadian Grand Prix is back, as Formula 1 concludes its stretch of street circuits as the series travels from the Streets of Baku in Azerbaijan over to Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the first time since 2019. Max Verstappen and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez have dominated the past five races, having won every race since Imola.
Canadian Grand Prix preview
It seems like it has been an eternity since Formula 1 took a visit to the fan-favorite track in Montreal, and in many ways, it has been. After two straight years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many fans still remember the last edition of the race, which Lewis Hamilton won under controversial circumstances over then-Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.
Surprisingly enough, neither Hamilton nor Vettel are championship contenders in 2022. Both Mercedes and Aston Martin have struggled so far. This year, it is Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, and Charles Leclerc duking it out for a title, representing Red Bull and Ferrari respectively. Verstappen, coming off of a revengeful win at Azerbaijan, leads the driver’s championship with 150 points, followed by his teammate Perez who is 21 points behind the Dutchman and 13 points ahead of Ferrari’s Leclerc.
Is Sergio Perez the nearest title challenger to Max Verstappen but will Red Bull let them race? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/s6FMPxjFDb
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) June 13, 2022
- Circuit Length and Turns: 4.361 km (2.709 miles), 13 turns
- Race Length: 70 laps, 305.270 km (189.694 miles)
- Previous Winner: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
- Lap Record: 1:13.078, Valterri Bottas, 2019
How to Watch: United States (All Times in EST)
- Free Practice 1: Friday, 6/17 – 1:55 p.m. on ESPN3/ESPNU
- Free Practice 2: Friday, 6/17 – 4:50 p.m. on ESPN3/ESPNU
- Free Practice 3: Saturday, 6/18 – 12:55 p.m on ESPN2
- Qualifying: Saturday, 6/18 – 3:55 p.m on ESPN2
- Canadian Grand Prix: Sunday, 6/19 – 12:30 p.m. on ABC
How to Watch: International
For a full list of Formula 1 broadcasters by country, click here.
Fans can follow along with live timing on the official F1 app, available for free on the App Store and other stores.