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Canadian Grand Prix: Does Verstappen still have room ?

Formula 1 is stopping off in Canada this weekend, the venue for the 9th round of the world championship. Beaten for the second time in three races & Monaco here it is two weeks, Max Verstappen has less margin over his rivals.

The first third of the Formula 1 season has been completed. looped &agrav; Monaco two weeks ago. Eight races out of twenty-four were won. contested, and, surprise, this 2024 world championship reserves a little more suspense than expected. Of course, Max Verstappen, winner &agrav; five times (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, & Emilia-Romagna), remains the big favorite to win a fourth world crown but his domination is not yet over. #39;is not as strong as it was a year ago. It must be said that by winning 19 out of 22 Grands Prix in 2023 – a new record – the Dutchman had placed the very high bar.

This season, the three-time world champion's Red Bull is less dominant. This is all the more true since three races which saw three different drivers triumph. If he had crossed the finish line first in Emilia-Romagna on May 19, Verstappen was beaten. dominated by Lando Norris à Miami (May 5) and by Charles Leclerc à Monaco (May 26) where he had to settle for a very unusual sixth place. As a result, his lead in the world championship over the Monegasque was reduced to just a few. 31 points (169 against 138). It was 69 points at the end of the year. the same time on his dolphin – his teammate Sergio Perez (195 to 126) – last year. If the supremacy of the Dutchman is in decline, it is also because the performance gap between his car and those of his competitors is widening. ;is greatly reduced.

Last season, Red Bull won the championship. the first eight Grands Prix (and even the 14!). This year, Ferrari, twice, and McLaren have already won. put &agrav; badly undermines the hegemony of the Austrian stable. Is it &agrav; say that Verstappen is worried à to be successful in his quest for a new title? Probably not, but the redistribution of the cards in recent weeks should alert him. In Canada this weekend, on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit in Montreal (where showers are expected), the Batavian will once again be the man to compete. beat. But its rivals, first and foremost Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, now know that the RB-20 is no longer untouchable. And çthat changes everything.

At what time to watch the Canadian Grand Prix ? 

After two races in Europe, & Imola and Monaco, the Formula 1 world championship will make a stopover in Canada this weekend before returning to the old continent. The times will therefore change for French television viewers since Paris is six hours ahead of Montreal, venue of the ninth Grand Prix of the season. The drivers will take the stage on Friday evening for the first free practice session, it is also in the evening that the drivers will take to the stage on Friday evening for the first free practice session. #39;qualifying and the race will take place on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

  • Free Trials 1 à 7:30 p.m. Friday June 7 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 2 à 11 p.m. Friday June 7 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 3 à 6:30 p.m. Saturday June 8 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifications à 10 p.m. Saturday June 8 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 8 p.m. Sunday June 9 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel is broadcast on? the Canadian GP ?

The Canadian Grand Prix will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. The three free practice sessions, Friday and Saturday, will be broadcast on Canal+ Sport while qualifying and the Grand Prix will be broadcast on the Premium channel.

  • Friday: Free 1 à 7:15 p.m. + Free 2   à 10:45 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday: Free 3 à 6:15 p.m. + Qualifications & 9:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday: éshow "La Grille" &agrav; 6:55 p.m. then Grand Prix & 8 p.m. on Canal+

Drivers' World Championship ranking (after 8 Grands Prix)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 169 points
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 138 points
3. Lando Norris (McLaren) 113 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 108 points
5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 107 points
6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 71 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 54 points
8. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 42 points
9. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 33 points
10. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 19 points
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 11 points
12. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
12. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 6 points
14. Daniel Ricciardo (Racing Bulls) 5 points
15. Alex Albon Williams) 2 points
16. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 1 point
16. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 1 point
16. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)1 point

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. &agrav; the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete F1 2024 calendar with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabia GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP(Suzuka): Sunday April 7 (Winner: Verstappen)
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 (Winner: Verstappen)
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 10 p.m. (Winner: Norris)
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 (Winner: Verstappen)
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26 (Winner: Leclerc)
9. Canadian GP(Montreal):Sunday June 9 8 p.m.
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 3 p.m.
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 3 p.m.
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 &at 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &at 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st &at 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22 à 2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday 20 October à 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas) : Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8 2 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116