WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Canadian Grand Prix on Live Extra from 10am ET

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Formula 1 heads to North America for the first time in 2015 this weekend for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, one of the most popular events on the calendar.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve poses a unique challenge on the F1 calendar, combining high-speed straights with heavy braking zones and closed-in walls that punish even the smallest of errors.

Lewis Hamilton arrives in Montreal leading the drivers’ championship by ten points from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, and remains adamant that he has put the disappointment of his defeat in Monaco behind him for this weekend.

The Briton will be hoping to kick off the race weekend in the best possible fashion by topping the first practice session on Friday, which could be threatened by rain.

You can watch FP1 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Rosberg enters the weekend with plenty of momentum after claiming back-to-back wins for the first time in his F1 career, but with this being such a happy hunting ground for Hamilton, the German knows that he faces a big challenge to overcome his teammate on Sunday.

Further back, Ferrari is bidding to make up some of the ground to Mercedes at the front of the field with a new engine upgrade that could yet bring it closer to the Silver Arrows. However, both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen know that it will take something sizeable for the team to claim a second win of the season.

The pecking order could be set for a shake-up from Monaco, and FP1 could be the first indication of any possible changes for this weekend.

You can watch FP1 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.