Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo will be returning to the scene of his first ever F1 win, when he returns to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for FP1 on Friday, 5 May 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, the wall which still carries marks left by champions present and past.

Mercedes made their first big error of the season at the Principality, when a strategy call went wrong to hand Nico Rosberg the win on a platter, after Hamilton lead the way for most of the race.

Last season, Canada saw the emergence of a new face on the podium when Daniel Ricciardo took the first win of his career, it was the first of three of his breakthrough 2014 campaign.

Ferrari and McLaren-Honda are coming to the race with upgraded power units, while Mercedes will fit their cars with fresh power units, the only team on the grid to have managed six races with a single power train.

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)
  • 2014 winner: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
  • 2014 pole: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Drivers' Championship review

Nico Rosberg (116 points) has closed the gap on Lewis Hamilton (126 points) to just ten, following consecutive race victories in Spain and Monaco, albeit the latter being handed on a platter following a mistake by Hamilton and his team.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (98 points) also made some ground on the Briton after his mistake that allowed the German to finish second behind his compatriot. Kimi Raikkonen (60 points) maintains his position in third despite a disappointing sixth place in Monaco.

The Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas (42 points) and Felipe Massa (39 points) continue their battle for fifth and sixth place with Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo (35 points) and Daniil Kvyat (17 points) in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

Sauber's Felipe Nasr (16 points) remains the best of the rookies in ninth place, but he is tied with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, who complete the top 10.

Constructors' Championship review

Mercedes (242 points) have extended their lead over Ferrari (158 points) at the top of the table at the Monaco Grand Prix, with both cars on the podium yet again and currently lead the Maranello based team by 84 points.

While Ferrari lead third place Williams (81 points) by a further 77 points, Red Bull (52 points) are fourth just 29 points behind. Sauber (21 points) maintain fifth place, but the chasing pack of Force India (17 points), Lotus (16 points) and Toro Rosso (15 points), are separated by just a point in sixth, seventh and eighth spot respectively.

McLaren-Honda finally scored their first points of the season after Jenson Button finished in eighth place. They will be hoping to continue their run and score more points in Canada, but it will be a tough ask on a track where top speed matters.