The first of two North American rounds for Formula 1 takes place today, with the annual Canadian Grand Prix from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal always one of the highlights of the season.
Saturday was a historic day as Lewis Hamilton claimed his 65th career pole, which tied him with the late Ayrton Senna for second all-time on Formula 1’s pole position standings.
Hamilton will go for his third win of the year and sixth in the Canadian Grand Prix today from pole. If he can pull it off it will help cut into Sebastian Vettel’s 25-point lead in the championship.
Vettel, meanwhile, looks for his fourth win of the year and tries to be the first driver to win back-to-back races this season. He starts second.
If the front row combatants run into trouble, what becomes of the rest of the field?
You can see a full run-down of what to watch for in today’s race in our Sunday preview.
You can watch the Canadian Grand Prix live on NBC and the NBC Sports app from 2pm ET. CLICK HERE for NBC live stream.
F1 Countdown begins at 1:30pm ET on the NBC Sports app, and runs until the NBC coverage begins. CLICK HERE for NBCSN live stream.
You can also try out a new ‘Mosaic View’ for the race that includes the race simulcast, in-car cameras, driver tracker and pit lane cam. CLICK HERE to watch the Mosaic View live stream.
Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Montreal.
Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.