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Formula 1 Hits The Streets of Montreal This Weekend

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The FIA Formula One World Championship makes its lone North American stop in Canada this weekend. The famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Île Notre Dame in Montreal. TSN will have coverage on Saturday from 12:55pm ET with qualifying and Sunday from 12:55pm ET with the race. Speed will also present coverage of Friday practice on Friday afternoon from 2pm ET. TSN will use the BBC commentary feed again for their coverage. Martin Brundle and David Coulthard will be live in Montreal to call the race, with Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie reporting from the pits.

I usually don’t bother promoting French-language coverage of an event here, but if you want really good coverage of the Grand Prix of Canada, then RDS is the place to turn. They will have live coverage of all 3 practice sessions, Friday at 9:30am ET and 2pm ET, as well as Saturday at 9:30am ET. They will also have qualifying Saturday at 12:30pm ET and the race Sunday at 12:30pm ET (a 30 minute pre-show is included in both broadcasts). Pierre Houde, Bertrand Houle and Christian Tortora will have the call of everything live from Montreal.

I think this weekend would be a great weekend for TSN to attempt to show BBC’s pre-race coverage. They would have to insert their commercials, but I imagine it is possible to do. BBC has a pre-race show at 12:15pm ET on Saturday and at 12:00pm ET on Sunday.

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

8 June, 2011 at 8:55pm

Posted in Formula 1

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  1. [...] Canadian Sports Media Blog notes that TSN will air BBC’s coverage of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix this [...]


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