F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

The Formula One season makes its first foray in North America this year as it arrives in Canada this weekend.

Mercedes have dominated the season so far, winning each of the opening six races and claiming pole position in five of them. Ferrari, on the other hand, have been hugely disappointing, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc claiming just a combined four podiums so far.

The Scuderia has experienced the worst start to a Formula One campaign since 2016 and is already trailing Mercedes by a whopping 118 points in the constructors' championship. However, Mattia Binotto, Ferrari's team principal, maintained the Italian team could close the gap with Mercedes.

"I think we will be in better shape [in Canada] compared to Barcelona," he was quoted as saying by the BBC. "The best car is still the Mercedes and should be ahead—but maybe the gap will close."

Where and when is the race?

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada hosts the seventh round of the world championship. A staple of the Formula 1 calendar, the track has hosted the Canadian Grand Prix since 1978, with a brief in interruption in 1987 and then again in 2009.

The race is scheduled to get underway at 2:10 p.m. local time (2:10 p.m. ET).

One of the most picturesque circuits on the calendar, the track is one of Lewis Hamilton's favorite hunting grounds. The Briton has won six times in Canada—including three consecutive successes between 2015 and 2017—and a win on Sunday would see him draw level with Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver at the circuit.

Hamilton has said he's determined to stay in the sport long enough to chase down the German's records. "Michael retired when he was 38 and I'm 33, so in my mind I can definitely do five more years. I am ridiculously determined to win," he said this week, while speaking on David Letterman's Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

He added: "I've got this opportunity that I could easily let go of right now, but I'd feel like I would be squandering it if I didn't continue to improve, grow and push—so I've got to keep going as long as I can until I'm not enjoying it."

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 26 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Getty/Charles Coates

TV channel

Unlike other races on the calendar this year, the Canadian Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ABC instead of ESPN. Coverage of race day begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

The race will re-air at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS and then again at 12 a.m. on Monday morning on ESPN2.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.


Bookmakers are backing Mercedes to extend its domination into the seventh round of the season. According to Oddschecker, Lewis Hamilton is a 5/4 favorite to win in Montreal, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas is second-favorite at 9/4.

Ferrari have endured a nightmare start to the season and Sebastian Vettel is a 7/2 outsider to clinch his first win of the campaign on the circuit where he triumphed last year.

Vettel's teammate, Charles Leclerc, is a 5/1 shot, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen leads the remainder of the pack at 16/1.