F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream — how to watch the Montreal qualifying free and online

The 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream follows hot on the heels of last week’s race in Baku. It takes place in Montreal on a track that the drivers all love — and you can watch qualifying today from anywhere. 

So read on and we’ll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab), potentially for FREE.

The big news is that qualifying will be in the wet, just as third practice was. The rain had a big impact on P3, with Max Verstappen one of several drivers who span, leading to an unusual top three of Fernando Alonso, Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari don’t just have to battle the weather but also the reliability problems that have afflicted them recently. Charles Leclerc — who not too long ago led the championship and who has taken the past four pole positions — has been given a 10-place engine penalty for this race, meaning he can start no higher than 11th.

To make matters worse, Verstappen was quickest in both P1 and P2 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, so provided he can cope with the tricky conditions, he must be favorite to claim pole here.

Qualifying starts soon, at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. BST today, and there are multiple ways to watch — including some free options. So read on and we’ll show you how to watch the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream. 

And don’t forget to check out our full 2022 F1 live streams hub for more information including the current standings and the full schedule.

FREE Canadian Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2022 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 from Montreal for FREE.

That’s because the free-to-air ORF (opens in new tab) in Austria and RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix. 

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. To take Austria as an option, an Austrian who’s currently outside of the country could tune into ORF for Canadian Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services. Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), but you’ll find others in our best VPN services list.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 ORF or another website and watch the race.

2022 Canadian Grand Prix live streams around the world

How to watch the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the US

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The F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream will be on ESPN, with coverage from Montreal split across the various ESPN channels over the course of the three days.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering $10 off the first month (opens in new tab)

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action 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 (opens in new tab). 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 22 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 (opens in new tab) — meaning you can view the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 

How to watch the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 19). 

You’ll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) subscriber to watch it: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £18 per month, 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 (opens in new tab). This will give you all 11 of the Sky Sports channels for a limited time, with pricing starting at £9.99 for a Day Pass and £33.99 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 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app (opens in new tab) will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action from Montreal online via Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the Canadian Grand Prix for free.

To use either of these services when you’re elsewhere you’ll also need one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country. We highly recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

F1 Canadian Grand Prix Third practice results

POS

DRIVER

CAR

TIME

LAPS

1

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:33.836

15

2

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

1:33.889

18

3

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:33.891

18

4

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:34.003

16

5

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:34.110

14

6

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:34.248

13

7

George Russell

Mercedes

1:34.259

11

8

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:34.498

10

9

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:34.616

10

10

Carlos Sainz

FERRARI

1:34.778

18

11

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:35.016

15

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:35.213

15

13

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:35.531

23

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:35.643

17

15

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:35.692

12

16

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:35.761

17

17

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

1:36.261

27

18

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:37.388

18

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:38.394

11

20

Charles Leclerc

FERRARI

5

F1 Canadian Grand Prix second practice results

POS

DRIVER

CAR

TIME

LAPS

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:14.127

33

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:14.208

32

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:14.352

32

4

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:14.442

35

5

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:14.543

24

6

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

1:14.879

34

7

George Russell

Mercedes

1:14.971

31

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:14.987

30

9

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:15.033

31

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:15.119

32

11

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:15.167

29

12

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:15.396

34

13

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:15.421

25

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:15.499

34

15

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:15.516

35

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:15.526

31

17

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

1:15.567

37

18

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:16.171

30

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:16.509

27

20

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

3

F1 Canadian Grand Prix first practice results

POS

DRIVER

CAR

TIME

LAPS

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:15.158

27

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:15.404

34

3

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:15.531

31

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:15.619

32

5

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:15.666

30

6

George Russell

Mercedes

1:15.822

29

7

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:15.877

32

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:15.877

27

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:16.041

33

10

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:16.083

29

11

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

1:16.165

29

12

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:16.211

17

13

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:16.308

29

14

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

1:16.322

33

15

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:16.421

26

16

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:16.426

27

17

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:17.152

30

18

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:17.223

25

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:17.241

33

20

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:17.555

31

F1 Canadian Grand Prix schedule

2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

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The Montreal Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday (June 17) with practice 1 and practice 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are on Saturday and the race is on Sunday (June 19). 

Friday, June 17

Practice 1

  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m PT
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. BST

Practice 2

  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m PT
  • 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. BST

Saturday, June 18

Practice 3

  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m PT 
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. BST

Qualifying

  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m PT
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. BST

Sunday, June 19

Canadian Grand Prix from Montreal

  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m PT
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. BST

F1 2022 car and driver line-ups

Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will go head to head for the F1 title in the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream

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Team

Driver 1

Driver 2

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Alpine

Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Haas

Kevin Magnussen

Mick Shumacher

Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

McLaren

Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

AlfaTauri

Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu

Williams

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi

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