Canadian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch F1 free online and on TV – Lights Out!

Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 takes the chequered flag during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
(Image credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Canadian Grand Prix live stream 2023

Watch the Canadian Grand Prix for FREE on Servus TV in Austria, or subscribe to ESPN, Sky, or F1 TV Pro to live stream the whole event live. Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, if you happen to be outside your home country. Full details on how to watch a Canadian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere just below.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Canadian GP dates:16-18 June 2023
Free live stream:Servus TV (Aut) | RTL Zwee (Lux) | RTBF (Bel)
Watch anywhereUse ExpressVPN to watch any stream

Canadian Grand Prix schedule 2023

  • Practice 1  – Friday 16th June | 6.30pm BST / 1.30pm ET
  • Practice 2 – Friday 16th June | 9.30pm BST / 5pm ET
  • Practice 3 – Saturday 17th June | 5.30pm BST / 12.30pm ET 
  • Qualifying – Saturday 17th June | 9pm BST / 4pm ET
  • Grand Prix – Sunday 18th June | 7pm BST / 2pm ET

Canadian Grand Prix live stream: preview

Max Verstappen has the chance to pull level with the legendary Ayrton Senna on 41 F1 race victories at today’s Canadian Grand Prix, and though the reigning champion has pole position, the looming threat of further rain could make this a very unpredictable race indeed. It's lights-out for the Canadian Grand Prix at 7pm BST / 1pm ET.

Fernando Alonso starts alongside the Dutchman on the front row, with Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell behind them. It had looked like Nico Hulkenberg had bagged Haas’ first ever front-row start, but the German was hit with a three-place grid penalty for exceeding the speed limit under red-flag conditions.

As three of the most talented wet-weather drivers in F1, Hulkenberg, along with Hamilton and Alonso, will be holding out for more spray, and considering the thrills and spills of yesterday, we can probably expect to witness plenty of rain dances in the stands at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Featuring long, slipstream-friendly straights and hairpin corners, it’s a circuit that’s built to put on a show, and boy will we get one if Charles Leclerc or Sergio Perez, starting 10th and 12th respectively, are able to weave through the field.

It’s been pure chaos in Montreal so far, so keep scrolling to find out where to watch a free F1 live stream anywhere in the world for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian Grand Prix free live streams

Lucky F1 fans in Austria and Luxembourg can pick up a Canadian Grand Prix free live. There are also free, extended highlights available too.

Austria
Servus TV has the rights to stream the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix for free.

Luxembourg
RTL Zwee has the rights to the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix free live stream too.

Belgium
RTBF will also serve up a free stream this weekend (email registration required).

UK
Channel 4 has free highlights of the race, plus a free live stream of the British GP in a few weeks.

Australia
10Play has free highlights.

Use Express VPN to access local free F1 streams when abroad

Watch a Canadian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere

Most F1 live streams are location-sensitive. So, you won't be able to access your usual service when travelling away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that lets you select your preferred location and quickly unblock any F1 live stream – including free streams.

ExpressVPN is our pick of the best VPN services. It's affordable, fast and easy to use. Try it risk-free for 30 days and see for yourself.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch free F1 live streams on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support, too. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is. Five stars.

<a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressvpn.com%2Fgo%2Fformula-1" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days<a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressvpn.com%2Fgo%2Fformula-1" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"">
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch free F1 live streams on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support, too. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is. Five stars.

<a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressvpn.com%2Fcoupons" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">For the best value, try the 12-month subscription

How to use a VPN for any Canadian GP live stream

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the F1, you may wish to choose Austria for Servus TV.

3. Then head over to Servus TV on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream of every Canadian track session.  

You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24-hour assistance. Both performed very well in our tests.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in 4K Ultra HD

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning in Turkey.

(Image credit: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

In the UK, you can watch the Canadian Grand Prix in 4K via Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream puck. You'll need to subscribe to an Ultra HD package and have a 4K TV.

Sky does not offer Dolby Atmos sound but subscribers can enjoy the action in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Need Sky? Here are today's best Sky TV deals.

F1 season pass from $29.99 a year

F1 TV Pro includes live coverage of every F1 practice, qualifier and race in HD. No ad breaks.

Fans in the US can subscribe for just $9.99 a month or $79.99 per year, while those in France can snag F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month.

In India, F1 TV Pro is just $3.99 a month or $29.99 for the entire year. New users get a 7-day free trial. Users can select commentary in six languages including English. Indian credit card required. 

The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (you can use the basic 'Access' version app for live timings, but you won't be able to watch any races live).

F1 TV Pro is available via the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google TV and other mobile devices.

Latest F1 TV Pro prices:

  • F1 TV Pro in India – $3.99 a month (cheapest)
  • F1 TV Pro in South Africa – $4.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in Brazil – $5.19 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in France – €7.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in USA – $9.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in Mexico – $119.99 a month

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the USA

Red Bull F1 car at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia

(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool (Peter Fox/Getty Images))

In the USA, the Canadian Grand Prix is being shown on ABC, ESPN 3 and ESPN Plus, while ESPN 2 is showing Qualifying and the Practice sessions. If you don't have cable access to any of those TV channels, it's actually cheaper to watch on streaming services such as ESPN Plus, Sling or FuboTV...

FuboTV&nbsp;Free 7-day trial | $74.99 a month

FuboTV <a href="https://geni.us/YkQAuWd" data-link-merchant="geni.us"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Free 7-day trial | $74.99 a month
Fubo TV includes ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and ABC (plus ESPN, CBS, NBC and Fox) so it's a great way to stream sports, including the 2023 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. No contract, cancel anytime.

Canadian Grand Prix on ESPN+ ($9.99)

Canadian Grand Prix on <a href="https://www.whathifi.com/advice/espn-watch-espn-plus-ufc-ppvs-and-other-sports-live-streams" data-link-merchant="whathifi.com"">ESPN+ ($9.99)
Click through to buy your ESPN+ subscription and watch all ESPN+ sports events live streams. Arguably the best deal, however, is the Disney Bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for just $13.99 per month (with ads) or $19.99 (ad-free).

F1 on Sling TV 50% off your first month

F1 on Sling TV <a href="https://sling-tv.pxf.io/c/221109/1132376/14334?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sling.com%2F" data-link-merchant="sling.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">50% off your first month
Sling Orange provides streaming access to ESPN 2 and ESPN 3. You get $20 off your first month, then it's $40 each month after. There's no contract and you can cancel at any time. What's to lose?

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Australia

Fox Sports has the rights to show every live F1 race in Australia. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers get a front-row seat.

Kayo Sports offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial. After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. One is AU$25; Basic is $30; Premium is $35.

Happy with highlights? 10Play will show free highlights of every 2023 F1 race.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the Netherlands

Ziggo Sport has the rights to live F1 practice, qualifiers and races in 2023.

Away from the Netherlands? Sign up for ExpressVPN, download the ExpressVPN app, connect to a server in the Netherlands, sign into the Ziggo GO app and enjoy an F1 live stream from anywhere.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Spain

Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track

(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool / Rudy Carezzevoli / Getty Images)

DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show practice, qualifiers and races on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel. If you want a cheap Spanish F1 stream, you know what to do... 

Watch F1 2023 on DAZN for €9.99 a month

Watch F1 2023 on <a href="https://prf.hn/click/camref:1101l4vjL/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="prf.hn"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DAZN for €9.99 a month<a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1101l4vjL/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dazn.com%2F" data-link-merchant="dazn.com"" data-link-merchant="prf.hn"">
DAZN has the rights to every 2023 F1 race  in Spain, as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. And it's only €9.99 a month. No contract, cancel anytime.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in France

F1 TV Pro is the best option for F1 fans in France. Subscription costs just €7.99 a month or €64.99 a year  – that gets you full, live coverage of the 2023 F1 season, including practice sessions, qualifiers and the grand prix themselves.

Races are also available to watch on subscription-based French broadcaster Canal+ until 2029.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in the rest of the world

How to watch Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Brazil

Band continues to offer free-to-air live TV coverage of F1 races in Brazil. Cord-cutters can watch on every F1 race live via F1 TV Pro for just 39.99 a year / $5.19 a month.

How to watch Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Croatia

SportKlub is the place to find live TV coverage of the 2023 F1 World Championship in Croatia.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Finland

F1 TV Pro offers an official F1 live stream in Finland. Subscription is pricier than in some other countries: €10.99 a month or €109.99 a year.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Germany

Sky Germany has the rights to show F1 races in 2023. Austrians visiting Germany can use ExpressVPN to access free live coverage on Servus TV or ORF 1.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Italy

Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides pitlane reporting while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Japan

DAZN 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.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Portugal

Sport TV has the pay TV rights to F1 in Portugal until 2024. Subscription to the firm's streaming service costs from €6.99 a month.

Canadian Grand Prix live stream in Mexico

Fox has the official broadcasting rights to air the 2023 F1 in Mexico. Free live coverage of the Mexican GP will be on Canal 5. You can also live stream F1 in Mexico through the F1 TV Pro subscription service, at a cost of – hold onto your helmets – $949 a year! That's compared to just $29.99 a year in India.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. An avid armchair sports fan, he devours everything from football and Formula 1 to tennis, rugby and cricket. If you need to know where to watch the big game this weekend, Aatif can tell you what TV channel it's on and the exact start time (in eight different time zones). Elsewhere, Aatif has written about technology, science and politics for publications such as the The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but he focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.