Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo was livid with his team after two mistakes cost him two race wins - Red Bull needs to pull their socks up if they are to mount a genuine challenge to Mercedes Getty

The F1 juggernaut has moved from the glitz and glamour of Monaco to Montreal in Canada. At the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit lies the Wall of Champions which still carries marks left by champions present and past.

Daniel Ricciardo returns to the scene of his first-ever F1 victory in 2014 after being robbed of two certain victories in the previous two Grand Prix events at Barcelona and Monaco. In the former, it was a poor strategy call that led to his teammate Max Verstappen taking the chequered flag, while in the latter it was a botched pit stop which handed Lewis Hamilton the win.

The Australian was livid with the team after the fiasco at the Principality and will hope it has been sorted out ahead of the race at the famous Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.

Mercedes will be favourites in a circuit where power is paramount due to the presence of long straights and high speed corners. But the Red Bull with the new upgraded engines is likely to pose challenge along with Ferrari and possibly Williams.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Canadian Grand Prix starts at 3pm BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 7pm BST.

Track Facts

  • Circuit name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
  • First F1 Race: 1978
  • Circuit length: 4.361kms
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Race distance: 305.27kms
  • Lap record: 1.13'622 (Barrichello – 2002)
  • Most wins: Michael Schumacher (7)
  • 2015 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2015 pole: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)