2012 Canadian Grand Prix TV Times

2012 Canadian Grand Prix

F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire Canadian Grand Prix weekend so look out for the live page on the site during every session.

In the UK the race sessions are being shown live on Sky with highlights on the BBC. Details of their coverage times are below.

If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the race live, head over the F1 in Pubs in the forum:

F1 Fanatic Live will also be following the seventh round of the 2012 IndyCar series from the Texas Motor Speedway. The race is on Saturday night in America, which will be the early hours of Sunday morning in the UK.

Friday 8th June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
Canadian Grand Prix first practice live Sky Sports F1 14:45 15:00 16:30
Canadian Grand Prix second practice live Sky Sports F1 18:45 19:00 20:30

Saturday 9th June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
Canadian Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 14:45 15:00 16:00
Canadian Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 17:00 18:00
Canadian Grand Prix qualifying highlights BBC1 22:30

Sunday 10th June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
IndyCar Texas Motor Speedway 550 Sky Sports 1 01:30 01:45
Canadian Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 17:30 19:00
Canadian Grand Prix highlights BBC1 22:30

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32 comments on 2012 Canadian Grand Prix TV Times

  1. Euro Brun (@eurobrun) said on 7th June 2012, 10:14

    This is the 1st race of the season I won’t be watching live,
    but plus side is I’ll get home from Oulton Park BTCC just in time for highlights.

    • Ben Grimes said on 7th June 2012, 12:51

      I am going to the BTCC as well!

    • Dobin1000 (@dobin1000) said on 8th June 2012, 14:36

      Well I know what I’m going to be watching instead then! Oulton Park is a great circuit.

    • Dobin1000 (@dobin1000) said on 8th June 2012, 14:38

      I knew this was going to happen – I’ve effectively got to wait until Monday evening before I can watch the race. How am I going to avoid finding out the result first?!?

      shakes fist at Bernie

    • pablo said on 11th June 2012, 21:20

      From as far back as I can remember Formula 1 Grand prixs have always been shown live on the BBC 1 or BBC 2 or ITV So the plan on sunday was just to stay at home because of the crazy British weather relax and enjoy the Grand Prix live so imagine to my horror im scrolling thru all the tv listings and cannot find a start time for the Canadian Grand Prix only today do I find out some of the races are now only going to be shown on Sky which I dont happen to have.In my opinion the change has not been very well advertised and im starting to wonder now just what the hell we pay the ever increasing fee for a TV licence to be able to watch ‘extended highlights’ at a time of night when some people who have to get up early for work on monday mornings are thinking about going to bed is this the start of the end of live races on BBC tv!!!!

  2. Jake (@jleigh) said on 7th June 2012, 10:30

    I’ll be on holiday in Gran Canaria for this one. Any tips on how to watch there?

  3. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 7th June 2012, 10:40

    Yes, a good opportunity to go off and do something else on Sunday.
    But I’m looking forward to the highlights – a whole two hours of it, and even better – no Jake or Eddie Jordan, according to this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jtb2x
    (other races have him listed under ‘Credits’)

    A bit surprised BBC didn’t bag this as a live race. Usually, more people watch the evening races in the UK. I remember last year, OK it was a bit special, but loads of people were talking about the Canadian GP on the Monday after.

  4. Jayfreese (@) said on 7th June 2012, 11:33

    European First Channel, TF1, France, will NOT broadcast the Canadian GP Live but at 1 A.M. Monday Morning! Can you believe it? It’s always the same old story!
    French broadcaster does NOT like F1, they start broadcasting 5 minutes ahead of a GP and shut it down just after the podium ceremony, plus for several years now they do NOT broadcast Practices and even Qualy. Sad!
    TF1 gives us 5 ads of 5 minutes each during a GP Race, thanks they let us watch the racing-hour left with poor commentaries and useless anecdotes.
    So, as I can’t pay for quality here in France, as mates can do in England or Germany, I have to watch it on streaming, delighted by David Croft and Martin Brundle!

  5. We’re entering that stupid time of year in the US when races are shown on FOX instead of on SpeedTV. (However, the pre- and post-race coverage will still be on SpeedTV.) At least the Canadian GP will be shown live, because it’s on in the late morning/afternoon here anyway.

    Other sessions this weekend will be shown as usual (FP1 and FP3 streaming on SpeedTV.com, FP2 and qualifying on SpeedTV).

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 7th June 2012, 13:56

    Late F1 starts are cool. Last year was brilliant with it running so late!

    I MIGHT try and stay up for IndyCar, hopefully it will be a little more entertaining than Detroit if I do so.

  7. Carlitox (@carlitox) said on 7th June 2012, 14:17

    Yay! Two races in two great tracks! My girlfriend’s gonna shoot me! ;)

  8. peteleeuk (@peteleeuk) said on 7th June 2012, 14:49

    Is there a minimum delay clause built into this mess of a contract?

    A 22.30 start time on a Sunday evening is an absolute joke. Surely they are not choosing to wait that long after the end of the race to start their highlights? This weekend is the worst yet for the viewer and I’m sure lead to a MASSIVE drop on audience numbers from last year.

    • alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 7th June 2012, 15:06

      The race might not have finished by then, as it doesn’t start until 7pm.

      • peteleeuk (@peteleeuk) said on 7th June 2012, 23:10

        It could reasonably be presumed to end at 21.00, so the highlights program could easily be scheduled for then.

        • Dobin1000 (@dobin1000) said on 8th June 2012, 14:41

          I am fairly sure there will be a clause determining the minumum amount of time BBC have to wait before broadcasting highlights – it is the same with football, which is why Match Of The Day has always been on after 10pm. It forces you to choose between waiting until late or shelling out for a subscription…

  9. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 7th June 2012, 19:40

    Qualifying starts straight after football (soccer): Netherlands – Danmark.
    Not having to choose is fine with me.
    Because I have a satellite dish I cannot record one channel while watching the other.

    • verstappen (@verstappen) said on 7th June 2012, 19:43

      I now read that I missed an important fact:
      Dutch TVchannel RTL7 delays qualifying, because of football.
      So it’s media black out then.

      Since I’m just too old for F1F live, it’s no problem (I can’t type. read and watch televison and do a good job at all three). If I pretend it’s live, it’s live.

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 8th June 2012, 15:52

      On Sunday you have Spain-Italy for Euro starting at 19h45, exact 45 minutes into the race, consider skipping Euro’s match first half.

  10. xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 7th June 2012, 22:09

    The BBC should have bagged this and the American race live due to the evening times; I doubt that broadcasting at 10:30 will get many viewers with that ridiculous start time.

    • peteleeuk (@peteleeuk) said on 7th June 2012, 23:18

      Sky probably didn’t give them a chance to for exactly that reason, best opportunity for them to try and grab peak time viewers.
      BBC pick first (taking UK, Monaco, closing?), then it’s Skys turn and I bet these two were in their first three choices.

  11. SPIDERman (@spiderman) said on 7th June 2012, 23:09

    …and now sky empire takes over F1 broadcasts in italy from next year. just like here in UK.

  12. Mickrock (@mickrock) said on 8th June 2012, 3:51

    In Canada:
    TSN: Qualy: Sat: 12:55pm et/9:55am pt
    CTV: Sun: 1:55pm et/10:55am pt
    Speedtv.com: FP1, Fri: 10am et, 7am pt
    Speedtv.com: FP3: Sat: 10am et, 7am pt

  13. themagicofspeed (@) said on 9th June 2012, 15:36

    To be honest, when Rupert Murdoch finally dies, it will be a day of mad celebrations in my house.

    I despise him, and his company that has ruined F1 fan’s enjoyment of the sport, and everything he stands for. He and Bernie are cut from the same cloth. I think Hitler was sewn together with it too.

    Nasty, incompassionate, greedy, arrogant little men.

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