F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream 2024 — how to watch Montreal GP, start time, race schedule

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W14 during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 18, 2023 in Montreal, Quebec
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It's off to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying today (8 June). Round nine of the 2024 F1 season finds Mercedes’ George Russell on pole ahead of Max. Thundery showers are a risk today.

Here's how to watch Canadian Grand Prix live streams from anywhere with a VPN — potentially for FREE — as well as share all the information on the weekend schedule, global start times, race circuit and more.

George Russell helped Mercedes top final practice before a strong qualifying saw the British F1 driver produce a 1m 12.000s in the decisive Q3 phase to take P1, putting him ahead of Max Verstappen. 

“So much hard work back at the factory has gone into this. We said it in Monaco, we hope this is the start of something for our season, and I think it is. I’ve missed this feeling!

“It’s awesome here. Every time we come to Montreal it’s such good energy from all the fans. I’m excited for tomorrow. Obviously the first step’s done, but now we’ve got our eyes on that win.”

Elsewhere, RB’s Daniel Ricciardo took 5th spot while Lewis Hamilton had to settle for 7th. 

Read on for where to watch Canadian GP live streams from anywhere – including all the best free options. 

When is the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix?

The 2024 Canadian GP itself takes place on Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET (local) / 7 p.m. BST.

How to watch Canada Grand Prix 2024 on TV

You can watch the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix live and in full on ABC in the U.S. So if you have a cable plan or TV antenna that features ABC, then you can watch there. North of the border in Canada, you can watch for FREE on CTV.

In the U.K., F1 broadcasting rights belong to Sky TV. Fox Sports is the F1 rights holder in Australia. We have full information on watching F1 on TV here.

Canada Grand Prix Live Streams

You can watch the Canadian Grand Prix with one of these live streaming services, without the expense of a cable or satellite TV package:


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Canada Grand Prix schedule 2024

The 2024 Canada Grand Prix schedule is as follows:

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Header Cell - Column 0 U.K. (BST)U.S. (ET / PT)Australia (AEST)
Practice 16:30 p.m.1:30 p.m. / 10:30 a.m.3:30 a.m. (Sat)
Practice 210 p.m.5 p.m. / 2 p.m.7 a.m. (Sat)
Practice 35:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. / 9:30 a.m.2:30 a.m. (Sun)
Qualifying9 p.m.4 p.m. / 1 p.m.6 a.m. (Sun)
Grand Prix7 p.m.2 p.m. / 11 a.m.4 a.m. (Mon)

What time is the Canadian Grand Prix worldwide?

Lights out for the start of the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix is set for 2 p.m. local time in Montreal, Quebec on Sunday, June 9. Here are the 2024 Canada Grand Prix start times in Europe, India, South Africa and other worldwide locations:

  • 11 a.m. PST – Pacific Standard Time
  • 12 p.m. MST – Mountain Standard Time
  • 1 p.m. CST – Central Standard Time
  • 2 p.m. EST – Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2 p.m. EST – Eastern Standard Time
  • 3 p.m. BRT – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 7 p.m. BST – United Kingdom
  • 8 p.m. CET – Central Europe
  • 8 p.m. SAST – South Africa
  • 10 p.m. GST – Dubai, UAE
  • 11:30 p.m. IST – New Delhi, India
  • 1 a.m. WIB – Jakarta, Indonesia (Mon, Jun. 10)
  • 2 a.m. CST – Beijing, China (Mon, Jun. 10)
  • 4 a.m. AEST – Australia (Mon, Jun. 10)
  • 6 a.m. NZST – New Zealand (Mon, Jun. 10)

Canada Grand Prix circuit

Map of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve which is the venue for the Canada Grand Prix

(Image credit: By Will Pittenger - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7897466)

The 2024 Canadian Grand Prix takes place over 70 laps of the 4.361-kilometre Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

Strikingly set on an island in the middle St Lawrence River, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is named for Canada's most famous racing driver and father of 1997 world champion Jacques.

The regular tight turns and chicanes don't stop the Canada Grand Prix from being one of the season's fastest. The drivers will be doing their best to avoid being the next victim of the so-called 'Wall of Champions' — the wall on the very last turn that has seen the likes of Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel all crash in to it over the years. Welcome to Quebec!

Canada Grand Prix FAQ

So, that's how to watch the Canadian Grand Prix and all the race timings sorted. Now here's an F1 Canada FAQ for everything else you want to know about the upcoming race.

When is the next race?

The 2024 Spanish GP follows the Canadian GP. There's another two-week gap between race weekends, with the next Grand Prix taking place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on Sunday, June 23.

Who won the 2023 Canada Grand Prix?

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the 2023 Canadian GP, finishing with a time of 1:33:58.348.

Verstappen dominated the weekend, starting on pole position and never relinquishing his lead until the checkered flag. Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton placed second and third, with the dual Ferraris of  Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. behind them.

What is the lap record at Canada Grand Prix?

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas set the record lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2019 with a time of 1:13.078 .

Canada Grand Prix winners

The Canadian Grand Prix has been held since 1961 and so has enjoyed a rich history before Max Verstappen's back-to-back wins in 2022 and 2023.

In 2019, Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher's record of seven Canadian GP victories. Outside of those two legends of the sport, only Brazilian Nelson Piquet has managed to win here more than twice — he won it on three occasions.

Gilles Villeneuve is the only Canadian to win the home Grand Prix north of the border — a feat that was beyond his son Jacques — hence why the circuit is now named after him.

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