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F1 Canadian GP guide: Vettel on pole, race start time, betting odds and TV

The seventh race of the 2018 Formula 1 season takes place in Montreal

Sebastian Vettel praised the performance of his “incredible” Ferrari as the German took pole position for Sunday’s Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel set a new track record lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal to finish quickest in qualifying ahead of Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has a superb record in Canada, could only finish fourth in qualifying with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in fifth and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in sixth.

Verstappen had dominated in the three practice sessions but it was Vettel who secured pole for Ferrari, their first in Montreal since 2001, Sky Sports reports. 

Vettel, who is second behind Hamilton in the drivers’ standings, told F1.com: “The car was incredible in qualifying, it just kept getting quicker. On my final lap, I had a small mistake. There was a little bit more, but I’m still happy. 

“I think we start on the right tyre, but it’s a long race. This year, it’s been very close between the three cars [Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull]. We’ll see. For sure if you start on pole you want to win.”

Here we look at the Canadian GP schedule, live TV details and the latest betting odds.

2018 F1 Canadian Grand Prix

  • When: Sunday 10 June 
  • Where: Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 
  • Race start time: 7.10pm 
  • Number of laps: 70 
  • Circuit length: 4.361km 
  • Race distance: 305.27km 
  • Lap record: 1:13.622 by Rubens Barrichello in 2004
  • 2017 podium: 1st Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2nd Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes); 3rd Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
When is practice and qualifying for the Canadian GP?

The first two practice sessions take place on Friday. Practice one starts at 3pm UK time and practice two is at 7pm. On Saturday practice three starts at 4pm and the Canadian GP qualifying is at 7pm.

What time does the race start?

Sunday’s F1 Canadian Grand Prix starts at 7.10pm UK time. 

How to watch the Canadian GP on TV

Sky Sports F1 will show live coverage of the race from Montreal. Channel 4 will show race highlights at 10.40pm on Sunday night. 

Canadian GP on Sky Sports F1 (all times UK)

Sunday 10 June

  • 5.30pm: Canadian GP pit lane 
  • 6.30pm: Canadian GP on the grid 
  • 7.10pm: F1 Canadian Grand Prix live 
  • 9.30pm: Canadian GP paddock

Canadian GP betting odds

Latest best prices according to Oddschecker (as of 10 June). 

To win the Canadian GP:

  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 4/1
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 9/2
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 6/1 
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 10/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull): 33/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 33/1 

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