Formula One

How to watch Formula 1 2022: Live stream the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend

Matt Reed
17 Jun 2022

Follow the Canadian Grand Prix anywhere in the world by live streaming all the action on 17-19 June 2022

The travelling circus of Formula One makes another stop this weekend, this time in the cityscape of Montreal, Canada where the ninth race of the season will commence on Sunday, 19 June. As ever, UK residents can watch the racing action – including two days of practice races and qualifiers – at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve live on Sky Sports across 17th and 18th of June, as well as the Sunday race. Alternatively, you can watch this weekend’s Grand Prix and every other race on F1's official streaming service, F1 TV, which is available in several regions worldwide, albeit for different monthly subscription prices. Both Sky Sports and F1 TV can be accessed from abroad by using a good VPN, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

After his victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last time out, reigning champion Max Verstappen can feel he has a little tighter grip on 2022’s F1 championship. That’s mostly down to it being something of a nightmare race for Ferrari starting when Carlos Sainz had a hydraulic issue in only the ninth lap causing him to retire. Charles Leclerc suffered the same fate as smoke began to envelop his engine on lap 20, despite starting in pole position and looking like he could deliver a much-needed Ferrari win, meaning both drivers wouldn’t score points in Baku.

Conversely, Red Bull looked assured, finishing the race with a one-two victory spearheaded by Verstappen to take the maximum points available. Verstappen is now ahead of teammate Sergio Pérez by 21 points, who himself holds a 34 point lead over Leclerc, and takes Red Bull’s lead over Ferrari to 80 points.

Early on in the season, reliability issues were coming from the Red Bull camp rather than from Ferrari, who were seemingly waltzing to their first driver’s championship since 2007 and constructor’s title since 2008. After the Australian Grand Prix in race week three, Verstappen was a whopping 46 points behind Leclerc which shows just how vast the change in fortunes have been since going into the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.

Located on the artificial island Ile Notre-Dame, the Montreal circuit has been a staple of F1 since 1978 and comprises 14 turns across the 4.36km distance. In total, there will be 70 laps of action for the 100,000 fans to feast on come lights out on 19 June.

While there are enough races left to see a big swing in the points tallies, this does feel like a must-win race for Leclerc and Ferrari should they hope to stand a reasonable chance of the title. With Sir Lewis Hamilton improving in recent weeks, he may also hold hopes of ending up on the podium in Canada and breaking the record for the most wins at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – currently the Englishman sits on a record-equalling seven wins in Montreal. It’s his stablemate George Russell who has been the revelation for Mercedes however, routinely beating Hamilton in races this season and now stands a decent chance of rising above Leclerc in the Driver’s Championship should Ferrari falter once again. But these permutations are only speculative – the racing will write the story of the Canadian Grand Prix 2022, and potentially set the course for the remainder of the season if Verstappen and Red Bull are victorious.

How to watch the Canadian Grand Prix (17 - 19 June)

All times are British Summer Time (BST).

Friday 17 June 2022

  • Practice 1 starts at 6:30pm
  • Practice 2 starts at 9:45pm

Saturday 18 June 2022

  • Practice 3 starts at 5:45pm
  • Qualifying starts at 8pm

Sunday 19 June 2022

  • Full coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix starts at 5:30pm on Sky Sports F1, with the race commencing at 7pm.

F1 2022 Drivers' Standings

1Max Verstappen150
2Sergio Pérez129
3Charles Leclerc116
4George Russell99
5Carlos Sainz83

F1 2022 Constructors' Standings

1Red Bull Racing RBPT279
5Alfa Romeo47

How to watch F1 2022 anywhere: F1 TV

Since the 2020 season, the official F1 channel has launched its own streaming that's now live in the UK. You can now subscribe to F1 TV for just £20/yr or £2.29/mth. This gives you access to live leaderboard data, real-time telemetry data, team radio clips, live driver maps and more.

If you choose the annual plan, you'll have access to even more features, including the option to watch over 600 historic races from the past years and stream exclusive F1 documentaries featuring some of the biggest names that have shaped the sport.

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How to watch F1 2022 in the UK: Sky Sports and Sky Sports F1

There are two ways to watch F1 on Sky Sports. You can either add the dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel to your TV package, or you can add the Complete Sky Sports package to your TV. We'll explain the difference between both, but note that both options require you to have a basic Sky Signature package first. Sky Signature is the new name for Sky's Basic TV package. This costs £26/mth and includes the best of Sky TV and Netflix on compatible devices. The minimum term contract for Sky Signature is 18 months and new customers will have a one-time setup fee.

Once you have Sky Signature, you can add Sky Sports F1 to your TV. Sky Sports F1 is the official broadcaster of every F1 race of the 2021 season. You can watch every practice, qualifying session and race live in HD. This package costs £25/mth on a rolling 31-day contract. Alternatively, new customers can get Sky TV and Sky Sports F1 for £46/mth. However, this will tie you down to an 18-month contract and you'll need to pay a one-time setup fee of £20.

However, if you're a fan of sports in general, then you're better off choosing the Sky Sports package, which costs £25/mth. Not only does this include the Sky Sports F1 channel as default, but you'll get eight Sky Sports channels all in HD, meaning you'll be able to watch marquee matches from the Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership, golf majors, NFL, NBA, live international cricket, franchise cricket tournaments like the IPL, and more.

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How to watch F1 2022 in the UK: Now Sports Membership

If you can't afford the expense of Sky Sports F1 and don't like the idea of a long-term contract, a Now Sports membership is a great alternative.

You can either purchase a Now Sports Day Membership, which costs £12 and includes a Mobile Month Pass free; or a Now Sports Month Membership, which costs £34/mnth and includes a seven-day free trial of Now Boost, which lets you stream content in HD on any device. Apart from F1, you can also watch all the upcoming marquee Premier League, EFL and NBA games using this pass.

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How to watch F1 2022 wherever you are: use a good VPN service

If you're travelling abroad and don't have access to any of the aforementioned services broadcasting F1 races where you live, then the best way to legally access these services is by subscribing to a good VPN service. A VPN basically tricks your computer into thinking it’s in another country, thereby giving you access to online streams that would otherwise be foiled by a geo-block. Not only that, it encrypts all your browsing traffic, meaning that every time you use the VPN on your device, all your browsing activity will be protected from any and everyone, including your own ISP and even hackers.

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The fastest VPN we've ever used – and our favourite for streaming – is ExpressVPN. It gives you speedy access to servers across the globe, so you won't miss any F1 action and you can use it on five devices simultaneously. It's well worth the money to watch lag-free F1 streams regardless of where you are in the world. The VPN has 24/7 customer support and has successfully completed an audit to prove that it doesn't log or store any user data. Our readers get three months free on the one-year plan and all plans include a 30-day no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee in case the service doesn't meet your expectations.

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A close second to ExpressVPN – and a bit cheaper on the pocket – is NordVPN. It shares many of the same features we've come to love from ExpressVPN, including a public audit to prove that it doesn't store any user data, 24/7 customer support and a 30-day moneyback guarantee. We like PC map-based interface because ti lets you select countries and servers easily. You can use the service on six devices at the same time, making it a great option for your entire family.

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How to watch F1 2022 Highlights: Channel 4

This year, as has been the case for the last six years, Channel 4 will air race highlights from every Grand Prix throughout the 2022 season. You can access these via the All 4 player on your laptop, mobile or other devices, or through the All 4 app on your TV box.

Formula 1 on Channel 4

F1 2022 Calendar

  1. 19 June: Canadian Grand Prix
  2. 3 July: British Grand Prix
  3. 10 July: Austrian Grand Prix
  4. 24 July: French Grand Prix
  5. 31 July: Hungarian Grand Prix
  6. 28 August: Belgian Grand Prix
  7. 4 September: Dutch Grand Prix
  8. 9 September: Italian Grand Prix
  9. 2 October: Singapore Grand Prix
  10. 9 October: Japanese Grand Prix
  11. 23 October: United States Grand Prix
  12. 30 October: Mexico City Grand Prix
  13. 13 November: Sao Paulo Grand Prix
  14. 20 November: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 2022: Teams and drivers

  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell
  • Red Bull Racing: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
  • Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
  • Aston Martin: Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll
  • McLaren: Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo
  • Alfa Romeo Racing: Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou
  • Haas F1: Mick Schumachwer and Kevin Magnussen
  • Williams: Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi
  • AlphaTauri: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda
  • Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso

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