It's race day for the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live streams, and Montreal's already full of drama. Qualifying saw not one but four penalties applied to drivers.
You'll be able to watch the race play out online, so read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.
The 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix starts at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 7 p.m. BST today (Sunday, June 18) / 5 a.m. AEDT on Monday (June 19).
• FREE LIVE STREAM — ABC (US) / ServusTV (Austria) / RTL Zwee (Lux)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports or Now
• U.S. — Watch on ABC / ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV and ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Carlos Sainz, Yuki Tsunoda and Lance Stroll all took three-place grid penalties on Saturday, and then Nico Hulkenberg added to that list. The Haas driver was sitting pretty at No. 2 before that, and his demerit moved Fernando Alonso (now No. 2), Lewis Hamilton (now No. 3) and George Russell (now No. 4) all up one spot.
This is just as Verstappen would have asked, as he recently revealed his pick for who he wants win if he doesn't is Alonso. Not his teammate Sergio Perez.
As for the penalties? Sainz was dinged for forcing Pierre Gasly off the track in his final lap of Q1. Tsunoda and Stroll were penalized for impeding Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon, respectively.
If Max takes another win in Montreal, he will inch up the record books, tied with Brazil's Ayrton Senna at 41 GP wins. The only question, as Hamilton has posed, is how much this winning will enable Red Bull to work on its 2024 car, and repeat history again.
Full schedule is below, and lights are out at the Canadian Grand Prix at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 7 p.m. BST today (Sunday, June 18) / 5 a.m. AEDT on Monday (June 19). Make sure you don't miss a second of it by watching a Canadian Grand Prix live stream — potentially for FREE.
Read on for details of how to watch, and don't forget to check out our full 2023 F1 live streams hub for more information including the full schedule for the season.
FREE Canadian Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream for FREE
If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can enjoy every second of the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream for FREE. And this is one of the weekends where Americans can watch for free too.
That's because the free-to-air RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix, as will ServusTV in Austria. As will ABC, which you may get over-the-air via one of the best TV antennas.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Canadian Grand Prix live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?
Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.
Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Austrian service, you'd select Austria from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Servus or another website and watch the race.
2023 Canadian Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the US
As with many of the F1 races this season, the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNEWS, with the race itself on ESPN and ESPN Plus.
ESPN is on Sling Orange and Fubo. As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the race via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions.
If you don't want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro. This is F1's own official F1 live stream service, and as with ESPN's own coverage, it uses the feed from Sky Sports F1.
F1 TV Pro costs $10 per month or $80 for the season, which is much better value considering there are 23 races this year. Plus you also get Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, and F1's archive of classic Grands Prix.
And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN — meaning you can view the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
If you're not already a Sling TV subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $40/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Recent deals have included 50% off for your first month.
Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN and ESPN2, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution.
You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch the F1 live streams: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £15 per month (Sky Q is required), and there are packages available that give you lots more channels for only a bit extra.
To follow it in ultra high-definition 4K, you'll need to pay a little more: you'll need a Sky Q set-top box or Sky Glass and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to at least £45 a month, plus a £20 one-off payment if you're not an existing subscriber.
A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Pass. For all 11 Sky Sports channels, you'll want the £33.99 package for one month. There's no 4K available here, though.
Again, if you're usually based in the U.K. but are elsewhere at the moment, you can still watch the services you subscribe to by using one of the best VPN services.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English on TSN4, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans.
All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials. Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Direct, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.
Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel.
Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25.
You can also use one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country even when you're elsewhere.
F1 Canadian Grand Prix starting grid
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|2||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault|
|12||Sergio Perez||Red Bull|
|14||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo|
|15||Pierre Gasly||Alpine Renault|
|16||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin|
|17||Nyck De Vries||Alphatauri|
|20||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo|
F1 Canadian Grand Prix schedule
2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Canadian Grand Prix weekend begins Friday (June 16), with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are on Saturday (June 17), and the race is on Sunday (June 18).
Friday, June 16
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
- 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. PT
- 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BST
- 4:30 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. AEDT
- 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
- 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
- 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. BST
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. AEDT
Saturday, June 17
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT
- 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BST
- 3:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. AEDT
- 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
- 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. BST
- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. AEDT
Sunday, June 18
Canadian Grand Prix
- 2 p.m. ET
- 11 a.m. ET
- 7 p.m. BST
- 5 a.m. AEDT
F1 2023 car and driver line-ups
|Team||Driver 1||Driver 2|
|Red Bull||Max Verstappen||Sergio Perez|
|Ferrari||Charles Leclerc||Carlos Sainz|
|Mercedes||Lewis Hamilton||George Russell|
|Alpine||Esteban Ocon||Pierre Gasly|
|McLaren||Lando Norris||Oscar Piastri|
|Aston Martin||Fernando Alonso||Lance Stroll|
|Alfa Romeo||Valtteri Bottas||Guanyu Zhou|
|Alpha Tauri||Yuki Tsunoda||Nyck de Vries|
|Haas||Kevin Magnussen||Nico Hülkenberg|
|Williams||Alex Albon||Logan Sargeant|