Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix This Weekend

Below is a chunk of the press release outlining the details for this weekends coverage of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix from TSN and RDS.

One of the final paragraphs in the press release state that TSN is the “home of auto racing in Canada.” They say this, yet they are too cheap/moronic to produce any sort of pre- or post-race coverage for this race. For anyone who has seen Sportsnet’s coverage since they took over the Indycar rights this year, and the amount of production they put into “Canadian” coverage of all races, we should all hope they can also steal away F1 rights next time they become available.

 TSN and RDS deliver all the action from the 2013 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX as the biggest auto race on Canadian soil hits the famous Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal from June 7-9.

The networks prime fans for the 2013 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX with live practice coverage on Friday, June 7(1:55 p.m. ET on TSN2;2 p.m. ET on RDS) followed by live qualifying coverage on Saturday, June 8 (12:55 p.m. ET on TSN; 12:30 p.m. ET on RDS). Live coverage of the race itself airs Sunday, June 9 (1:55 p.m. ET on TSN; 1 p.m. ET on RDS).

In addition to broadcasting live practice, qualifying, and race coverage, TSN and RDS also feature the below highlights.


  • SPORTSCENTRE’s Matthew Scianitti is on Montreal’s île Notre-Dame filing reports and capturing post-race reaction
  • TSN Radio 690 Montreal covers all of the excitement from the streets of Montreal
  • TSN Digital platforms – including and the TSN app for iPhone and iPad – deliver al the latest highlights, results, standings, and news


  • Expanded practice coverage on Friday and Saturday
  • Special editions of SPORTS 30 air on Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET following RDS’ qualifying and race coverage
  • Pierre Houde, Bertrand Houle, and Christian Tortora provide in-depth analysis of the 2013 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
  • Fan photos capturing 2013 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX excitement and posted on Instagram with the hashtag #F1MTL will be showcased across RDS platforms

4 thoughts on “Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix This Weekend

  1. TSN releasing a press release to tell us they’re showing practice sessions and will have a guy there filing reports for Sportscentre? Yawn.

    TSN could do a lot more for F1 in Canada. A lot more.

  2. I’m glad TSN2 is picking up coverage of Friday’s second practice this year since we no longer have access to the US coverage of it, but I agree TSN does little else for F1. I’ve always said commercials in a commercial-free broadcast don’t work and they usually screw up the audio somehow anyway. TSN doesn’t carry the post-qualifying driver interviews either (at least RDS does). I know there’s no Canadian drivers but TSN could do a little more considering NBC Sports in the States seems to be putting more of an effort into their shows and there’s no American drivers either.

    By the way, RDS had practice session 1 yesterday morning and will carry practice session 3 at 10am ET this morning. Off to the track now to sit in the rain!

  3. Just finished watching the race on NBC not long ago. Now watching F1 36 on NBC. Is it just me or are we missing this nice program. I have PVR’ed the program, but from what I see why is TSN not picking it up? NBCSN also has the same programming for the MLS. Does TSN think they are so big that we will only watch what they show us? I’ve always like TSN but the past few years they are not broadcasting other good programs like the ones that were just mentioned. Can someone get an answer from them?

    • @ Ron:

      If you would like to contact TSN: give them a call toll free at 1-855-258-7660. 416-384-7660 if you are located in the Toronto area. I hope this helps.

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