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Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 race free online and on TV, Max on pole

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online
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The 2022 Canadian Grand Prix is about to get underway. Max Verstappen starts on pole, ahead of Fernando Alonso. Max's championship rival Charles Leclerc starts from the back of the grid after taking multiple penalties. The race weekend is on Sky in the UK, ESPN in the US and free-to-air on TV in a few other places. Travelling at the moment? Follow our guide below to watch a Canadian Grand Prix free live stream from abroad with a VPN.

2022 Canadian Grand Prix live stream

Date: 17th – 18th June 2022

Circuit: Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal

FREE F1 streams:  RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) (Lux) | ServusTV (opens in new tab) / ORF (opens in new tab) (Austria)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free (opens in new tab)

F1 season pass: F1 TV Pro 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

4K stream: Sky TV (UK)

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took pole position in yesterday's wet qualifying in Montreal, with Alpine's Fernando Alonso a surprise second. The 41-year-old spaniard  plans "maximum attack" off the front row.  Sergio Perez starts 13th in his Red Bull after a crash and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is 19th. It's lights out for the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix at 7pm BST today, Sunday 19th June.

Verstappen said: "To be on the front row together with Fernando; I used to look at F1 as a little kid, seeing Fernando being up there and winning his races and championships and putting it on pole. So to be sharing the front row is a nice thing."

Lewis Hamilton starts fourth for Mercedes, the Haas cars of Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher start in the top six. Conditions for today's Canadian Grand Prix 2022 should be dry, but the Canadian weather can change in a heartbeat.

Last week in Baku, Red Bull's Sergio Perez lost out to eventual winner Max Verstappen, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who started on pole, was forced to retire on lap 21 with a blown engine.

The 2022 Canadian Grand Prix takes place over 70 laps of the 4.361-kilometre Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. The weather in Montreal this weekend is expected to sunny with scattered showers.

Austrian fans can watch today's 2022 Canadian Grand Prix for free, but will need to use VPN to access the live stream (opens in new tab) if they're abroad this week. Below you'll find all the ways to watch a Canadian Grand Prix live stream wherever you are in the world.

Canadian Grand Prix free live stream

How to watch an F1 live stream for free online and on TV in 2022

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Lucky enough to live in Luxembourg? You can get a free F1 live stream on RTL Zwee. (opens in new tab) Austrians are in luck too. You can watch every race live on ServusTV (opens in new tab) / ORF (opens in new tab). Currently abroad?

Use a VPN to access your local F1 stream wherever you are in the world. (opens in new tab)

We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details just below.

British motorsport fans can see highlights of every race on Channel 4 (opens in new tab), as well as a free live stream of the British Grand Prix on 3rd July 2022.

Watch a Canadian Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Canadian Grand Prix holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access local streams from where you are – and saving you money!

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN for the Canadian Grand Prix live stream

Using a VPN to watch the F1 while abroad is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Canadian Grand Prix, you may wish to choose 'Luxembourg' for RTL Zwee or 'Austria' for Servus.

3. Then head over to RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) or Servus (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2022 Canadian Grand Prix live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Watch the Canadian Grand Prix in 4K

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online

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Sky has the UK television rights to show F1 until the end of 2024. To watch in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q box or Sky Glass TV and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. 

More recently, Sky has confirmed that F1 will be broadcast in 4K HDR for the first time.

Check out today's best Sky TV deals if you want to watch F1 live and in 4K UHD.

Stream the Canadian Grand Prix in Full HD with Dolby 5.1

Don't want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can enjoy the 2022 F1 season using Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now. Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There's no 4K option, but go for the Now TV Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

F1 season pass for only $9.99 per month

Want to watch the entire F1 season – including the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix – from start to finish? Formula 1's streaming service,  F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab), is a great option. Fans in the USA can subscribe for only $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, while those in France and the Netherlands can snag F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month. 

F1 TV Pro includes full, live coverage of every F1 race in HD. There are no commercial breaks and you can select English audio commentary from Sky TV's Martin Brundle and David Croft.

The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (Sky has TV rights until 2024).

F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. The F1 app is now available on Apple TV, too.

Canadian Grand Prix live in the USA

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online

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ESPN will carry live coverage of every F1 race, including this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions will be available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.

The Canadian Grand Prix race is at 2pm ET on Sunday, 19th June 2022.

Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can switch to a streaming service such as Sling (opens in new tab) Orange or FuboTV...

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Catch every race of the 2022 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN. It's $35 each month after the half-price first month, but there's no contract and you can cancel at any time.

FuboTV 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
Fubo TV has ESPN and ABC (plus CBS, NBC and FOX) so it's a good choice for streaming sports, including the 2022 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. There's a 7-day free trial and plans start from $69.99 thereafter. No contract, cancel anytime.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Spain

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online

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Carlos Sainz Jr Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at Alpine means 2022 is set to be a huge year for Spanish F1 fans.

DAZN (opens in new tab) has the rights to show Formula 1, including the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix, in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel.

F1 live stream with DAZN for €9.99 a month (opens in new tab)
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DAZN has the rights to the F1 in Spain as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. Subscription costs jus €9.99 a month. No contract,  cancel at anytime.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Brazil

TV Band is now the official F1 broadcaster in Brazil, which means Brazilian F1 fans can subscribe to F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) and stream every track session of the 2022 F1 season for R$143 (US$27).

Going to be outside your home country of Brazil? You'll need to use a VPN to acces local live streams. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Bueno!

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online

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G'day motorsport fans. Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia, including this Sunday's 2022 Canadian GP. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers will get a front row seat when the action starts. 

Kayo Sports is offering new subscribers a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. Basic is $25 while Premium is $35. 

Happy with highlights? 10Play (opens in new tab) will show free highlights of every race.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Germany

Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race in 2022, including a 2022 Canadian Grand Prix live stream.

With F1 now behind an expensive paywall in Germany, many fans will question why their French and Dutch neighbours can watch every race live on F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month (opens in new tab) and envy the Austrians getting it for free.

Going to be outside your home country of Germany? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Russia

The 2022 F1 season is due to be shown free-to-air on Match TV (opens in new tab) in Russia.

Going to be outside your home country of Russia? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Nostrovia!

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Italy

Sky Italia (opens in new tab) is the place to watch F1 – including the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix live stream – in Italy. F2 champion and former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides brilliant pitlane reporting, while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.

Don't fancy taking out a Sky contact? Italian F1 fans can stream every race live via Sky's Now (opens in new tab) app. A 24-hour pass costs from €14.99. Molto bene!

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Japan

DAZN (opens in new tab) has been the home of F1 in Japan for several seasons. The sports streaming service offers deliver live coverage of every race and stats galore, so it's a no-brainer for (the many) F1 fans in Japan. Domo arigato!

2022 F1 calendar, dates and start times

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 free online

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DATEGRAND PRIXCIRCUITCOUNTRYStart time (UK)
18-20 March 2022Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain InternationalBahrain3pm GMT
25-27 April 2022Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddahSaudi Arabia6pm BST
8-10 April 2022Australian Grand PrixMelbourneAustralia6am BST
22-24 AprilEmilia Romagna Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariItaly2pm BST
6-8 May 2022Miami Grand PrixMiami InternationalUnited States8.30pm BST
20-22 May 2022Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona Spain2pm BST
27-29 May 2022Monaco Grand PrixMonacoMonaco2pm BST
10-12 June 2022Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku CityAzerbaijan12pm BST
17-19 June 2022Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles VilleneuveCanada7pm BST
1-3 July 2022British Grand PrixSilverstone CircuitGreat Britain3pm BST
8-10 July 2022Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull RingAustria2pm BST
22-24 July 2022French Grand PrixPaul Ricard France2pm BST
29-31 July 2022Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringHungary2pm BST
26-28 Aug 2022Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps CircuitBelgium2pm BST
24-26 Sept 2022Dutch Grand PrixZandvoortNetherlands2pm BST
9-11 Sept 2022Italian Grand PrixMonzaItaly2pm BST
30 Sept -1 Oct 2022Singapore Grand PrixMarina BaySingapore1pm BST
7-9 Oct 2022Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka InternationalJapan6pm BST
21-23 Oct 2022US Grand PrixCircuit of The AmericasUSA8pm BST
28-30 Oct 2022Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos RodriguezMexico7pm GMT
11-13 Nov 2022Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo InterlagosBrazil6pm GMT
18-20 Nov 2022Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina CircuitUAE1pm GMT

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