The Canadian Grand Prix has produced countless thrilling races down the years, from the four hour epic of 2011, to the crash fest of 1998. With high temperatures expected on Sunday, the tight walls, and the ever present threat of a safety car, coupled to an all Mercedes front row, today’s 70-lap race has all the ingredients needed to produce another Canadian classic.
Nico Rosberg will start from pole for the second race in a row, after his team-mate Lewis Hamilton made a mistake on his final run in qualifying, but do not expect the 2008 champion, a three time winner around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, to simply settle for second come race day.
Sebastian Vettel starts third after a super lap that spoilt the Williams team’s hopes of a second row lock-out. Valtteri Bottas instead starts fourth, with his team-mate Felipe Massa one spot behind, joined on the third row by Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull.
While the Mercedes cars are expected to stretch into the distance, expect a ding-dong battle between Williams, Red Bull and Ferrari for the final podium position.
Throughout the race, Richland F1 will be providing live commentary via its Twitter account. You can follow @RichlandF1 here.
For viewers in the UK, both the BBC and Sky Sports F1 will be showing the race live.
The BBC’s coverage begins on BBC One at 18.20 BST, while Sky’s pre-race show will kick off at the earlier time of 17.30. The race itself gets underway at 19.00. Both broadcasters will be providing comprehensive post-race coverage, with the BBC Forum running until 22.00, and Sky’s Paddock Live show wrapping up at 22.15.
The BBC will be showing highlights of the race in the early hours of Monday morning, on BBC Three, between 0:05-1.05.
In the USA, you can watch the race live on NBC, with coverage starting at 1:30pm ET. The race will also be streamed online here.
The race promises to be a thrilling one, so be sure to keep up to date with all of the action with Richland F1.
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