Formula 1 qualifying live updates, highlights from 2022 Canadian Grand Prix

The Formula 1 calendar returns to Canada this weekend after two years away.

Lewis Hamilton was the winner last time in Montreal back in 2019, but, this year, all eyes are once more on Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.

Verstappen was fastest during Friday practice, a full second clear of his teammate, although there was some signs of pace from the Ferraris as Charles Leclerc finished less than a 10th of a second behind.

In P3, heavy rain caused some early concern for the teams, and there will be plenty of surface water once qualifying gets underway. Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in impressive fashion given the conditions.

Of course, the weather won’t be of much concern to Leclerc, who will have to start from the back of the grid after taking on a new power united. The Monegasque driver was initially handed a 10-place penalty.

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The Sporting News brings you all the latest updates, highlights from qualifying for the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix.

All times in ET:

2.20 p.m.: Verstappen was ninth-fastest in that final pre-qualifying session and spun off at Turn 2. Thankfully for the world championship leader, his car came to a halt just before the barrier, and he was able to return to the circuit.

2.10 p.m.: One man who is not expected to upset the top order this weekend is Lewis Hamilton. He described his Mercedes as “undriveable” after only clocking the 13th fastest time during FP2.

“Nothing we do to this car generally seems to work,” he told Sky Sports. “We are trying different set-ups. Me and George [Russell] went with much different set-ups in this P2 just to see if one way works and one way doesn’t.

“I’ll wait to hear how it felt for him, but for me it was a disaster. It’s like the car is getting worse, it’s getting more and more unhappy the more we do to it.

“We will keep working on it. It is what it is. I think this is the car for the year. We will have to tough it out and work hard on building a better car for next year.”

2 p.m.: Hello, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of today’s qualifying session for the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen will be favourite to claim P1, while Charles Leclerc will be starting from the back of the grid anyway after taking on that new power unit.

What channel is the F1 race on today?

  • Race: Canadian Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, June 19
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live stream: fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2022 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with select races airing on ABC. You can also stream Formula 1 races live in the U.S. with fuboTV.

ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2022 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start today?

  • Date: Sunday, June 19
  • Start time: 2 p.m. ET

Sunday’s 2022 Canadian Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. local time. Lights out will likely take place just after 2 p.m. ET. ESPN’s pre-race show typically airs in the hour before the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Canadian Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.

Date Event Time (ET) TV channel
Friday, June 17 Practice 1 2 p.m. ESPNews
Friday, June 17 Practice 2 5 p.m. ESPNews
Saturday, June 18 Practice 3 1 p.m. ESPNews
Saturday, June 18 Qualifying 4 p.m. ESPNews
Sunday, June 19 Race 2 p.m. ABC

Formula 1 live stream for Canadian Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, five major OTT TV streaming options carry the ESPN networks — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and DirecTV Stream. 

For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2022 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2022

There are 22 scheduled events on the F1 docket for 2022, one race shy of tying the mark for longest F1 calendar.

The season started in Bahrain on March 20 and will end with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although a bit earlier than usual, in November. If the schedule stands, this will be the earliest end of the Formula 1 season since it ended on Nov. 4 in 2013.

Returning to the 2022 F1 slate are the Canadian and Japanese Grand Prix, both of which were canceled in 2021 amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The calendar also holds the maiden voyage for the Miami Grand Prix, the first of two races in the United States in 2022, with the customary United States GP taking place in October.

The Russian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, was canceled because of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Here’s the latest schedule (subject to change):

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Winner (Team)
March 20 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 11 a.m. ESPN Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
March 27 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Jeddah Street Circuit 1 p.m. ESPN Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
April 10 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Circuit 1 a.m. ESPN Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
April 24 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Circuit 9 a.m. ESPN Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 8 Miami Grand Prix Miami International Autodrome 3:30 p.m. ABC Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 22 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 9 a.m. ESPN2 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 29 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 9 a.m. ESPN Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 12 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 7 a.m. ESPN Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 19 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gillies-Villenueve 2 p.m. ABC TBD
July 3 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 10 a.m. TBD TBD
July 10 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 9 a.m. TBD TBD
July 24 French Grand Prix Circuit Paul Ricard 9 a.m. TBD TBD
July 31 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Aug. 28 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Sept. 4 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Sept. 11 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 2 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 8 a.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 9 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course 1 a.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 23 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3 p.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 30 Mexico City Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 4 p.m. TBD TBD
Nov. 13 Sao Paulo Grand Prix Interlagos Circuit 2 p.m. TBD TBD
Nov. 20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 8 a.m. TBD TBD

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French broadcast, RDS will have you covered.

Races can also be streamed via TSN’s streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2022, you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia, with Channel 10 broadcasting the Australian GP.

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