Red Bull's Max Verstappen is on pole, after he was one of the few drivers who looked comfortable on the wet-but-rapidly-drying track. Alongside him sits Alpine's Fernando Alonso — yes, really — a first front-row start for the double champion since 2012.
He emerged gingerly from his Mercedes W13 car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and team boss Toto Wolff speculated that a spine injury could keep him out of this weekend.
The seven-time world champion has since reassured that he will race but the physical toll of porpoising is clear.
Max Verstappen will be aiming to charge towards the title amid major reliability issues to Ferrari - both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz failed to even finish in Baku.
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Red Bull seems to have remedied the reliability issues that troubled it early in the season – and the breakdown baton has been firmly passed to Ferrari. With Verstappen and Perez sitting pretty at the top of the standings, a healthy chunk of points separates Leclerc and George Russell from the leaders.
But, despite a back-breaking stint at Baku, Mercedes shouldn't be written off yet. While Sir Lewis hasn't been able to convincingly wrangle this season's machine, supposed #2 Russell has been the only driver to finish every race this season within the top five. A couple of lucky breaks, and we could see him topping a podium.
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX LIVE STREAM
Date: Sunday, June 19
Race start time: 2pm local (EDT) / 7pm BST / 11am PDT / 4a6m AEST / am NZST
Venue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
F1 returns to the famous Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal this weekend for the first time since 2019, following two years of COVID-19 enforced cancellations.
Max Verstappen emerged victorious at last weekend's Azerbaijan GP as the Dutchman headed a Red Bull 1-2, as mechanical frailties struck Ferrari and title contender Charles Leclerc.
Verstappen, who topped both practice sessions on Friday, heads to Canada with a 21-point championship lead over team-mate Sergio Perez, while Leclerc is third having slipped 34 points adrift.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix grid
F1 has made its long-awaited return to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve after the last two scheduled runnings of the race fell victim to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Verstappen dominated qualifying to take pole but has been joined on the front row by Fernando Alonso, who excelled in the wet session. Charles Leclerc is at the back of the grid after a penalty whilst Perez crashed out in Q2.
Every session of the weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports' dedicated F1 channel in the UK. Customers who subscribe to Sky Sports F1 can also watch all the action on the move thanks to the Sky Go app.
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F1 Canadian Grand Prix live stream — how to watch the Montreal race free and online
Max Verstappen stormed to a scintillating pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix as he dominated in changeable conditions to continue his quest for a second world championship.