Nico Hulkenberg of Red Bull won the pole position in wet qualifying at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the 25th time in his Formula One career. He was forced to drop to fifth after being subjected to a post-qualifying hearing for a red flag infraction.
Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin moved up to second as a result of Hulkenberg’s penalty, but further possibilities were lost for him because of the red light for Oscar Piastri’s collision.
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For Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton starts third, while George Russell comes behind. Carlos Sainz starts in the top ten despite Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc withdrawing in Q2.
Lance Stroll, who drives an Aston Martin, and Yuki Tsunoda, who drives an AlphaTauri, both received penalties for obstructing during qualifying. Lance Stroll will start in positions 16 and 19, respectively. Sergio Perez begins the race in position 12 after a difficult qualifying round.
- Red Bull’s Hulkenberg wins the 25th Formula One pole position.
- Stroll and Tsunoda receive penalties for obstructing qualifying.
- Canadian Grand Prix, June 18, 2023, streamed live on Sky Sports.
On Sunday, June 18, 2023, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will host the Canadian Grand Prix, the eighth race of the 2023 Formula One season. In the UK, Sky Sports will stream the event live, with Channel 4 airing highlights a few hours later.
In the UK, live streaming is also accessible through NOW. Existing users can watch the race through NOW for £11.98p or £34.99p per month, while new customers can add Sky Sports F1 to their Sky Sports channels for £24 per month. At 5:30 PM BST on Sky Sports F1 and 7:00 PM BST on Sky Sports Main Event, pre-race coverage will start.
On Sunday at 11:30 p.m. BST, Channel 4 will air F1 Canadian GP highlights, including pre-race, race highlights, and post-race reactions. For the duration of the whole 2023 Formula One season, every qualifying session and race will be covered in the complete one-hour, 30-minute program.
BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sounds app, and the BBC Sport website will all have live radio coverage of the race. The race is expected to span a total of 305.270 km in 70 laps on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.