Quick Bit: Ferrari will look to keep the pressure on Red Bull during qualifying for the French Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc were quickest in FP2 on Friday but Max Verstappen hit back by clocking the fastest FP3 time.

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Max Verstappen will hope to puncture Ferrari’s recent good form in qualifying for the French Grand Prix after going quickest in FP3 on Saturday.

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc claimed victories at the British and Austrian Grand Prix respectively and were one and two in Saturday’s FP2 session, although Sainz will have to swallow a 10-place grid penalty in Sunday’s race after having new control electronics installed.

But drivers’ championship leader and reigning world champion Verstappen hit back in the opening session on Saturday as Red Bull’s overnight adjustments paid dividends. Sainz and Leclerc were second and third.

Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest, almost a second off the pace, with Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull coming in fifth ahead of George Russell to split the Mercedes.

Qualifying gets underway at 3 p.m. BST and The Sporting News is here to provide you with live updates.

MORE: French Grand Prix 2022: Carlos Sainz quickest in FP2 on bittersweet day for Ferrari star

F1 French Grand Prix qualifying live updates

05:00 left in Q2: Sainz goes quickest as he and Magnussen continue their exercise in futility. A blistering 1:31:081 from the Spaniard! Vettel, Russell, Ocon, Albon and Tsunoda occupy the elimination places. It’s not happening for Mercedes right now.

10:00 left in Q2: Verstappen and Perez go 1-2 ahead of Leclerc, with Norris again impressing in fourth ahead of the scuppered Magnussen.

Lights out in Q2: Schumacher’s elimination is upheld. Hamilton is the first man to set a time with 1:33:329.

Schumacher remains in his car. Haas think they have a case to make to get that elimination overturned. The stewards are looking at it but replays suggest he has just gone too far over the kerb.

END OF Q1: Albon spins, giving him a nervous wait as he lurks just above the elimination line in 13th. He’ll be okay, but Hamilton was on a hot lap and had to duck out after Albon’s incident happened ahead of him. He’s only eighth. Schumacher looks like he’s saved himself with a blistering lap that landed him 10th… briefly, but the German and Ricciardo have their most recent times scrubbed for exceeding track limits.

Magnussen set a time and a good one in the end, going sixth. That put him behind a top five of Leclerc, Verstappen. Sainz, Perez and Norris. Gasly, Stroll, Zhou, Schumacher and Latifi are eliminated.

05:00 left in Q1: Sainz sets his first time to go third fastest behind Leclerc and Verstappen. The Ferrari man’s grid penalties mean he will be starting at the rear regardless. Magnussen appears to have decided his own penalties make qualifying a waste of tyres and petrol. He’s not set a time and Vettel, Latifi, Schumacher and Zhou are with him in the elimination places with five minutes to go.

10:00 left in Q1: Leclerc and Verstappen have each posted times, with the world champion just clocking his first hot lap, ducking in second behind his title rival. There’s a little over a tenth of a second between Leclerc and Verstappen. Perez is next, with Norris — who has impressed in the McLaren so far this weekend — up in fourth ahead of Bottas and Hamilton

Lights out for Q1: Here we go! The first cars are out on the track. The times in practice from the midfield have been very, very tight. The difference between reaching Q2 and not could come down to the barest of margins.

15 minutes until qualifying begins: Red Bull were second best last night but their impressive straight-line speed in FP3 suggests some rear-wing adjustments have come up trumps. Will Ferrari have been able to find any tweaks to respond?

30 minutes until qualifying begins: Jamie Chadwick has just racked up her seventh consecutive victory, making it five out of five this season in the W Series. F1 qualifying will be next on the track at Circuit Paul Ricard.

45 minutes until qualifying begins: So, the reason for Sainz’s demotion, irrespective of what happens during qualifying, is he took a complete new engine — his fourth of the season, which is one more than is allowed. This reality informed Sainz’s approach to his impressive practice sessions on Friday.

“I didn’t do many laps on the short run on the low field but every lap I did was super-competitive so it shows the steps we are taking is going in the right direction,” he said. “I was focusing more on the long run because I am not going to be in the fight for pole position given the amount of penalties.

1 hour until qualifying begins: Ferrari have been giving Red Bull plenty to think about over recent weeks but, irrespective of what happens in qualifying, Carlos Sainz is set to start at the back of the grid. The Spaniard had a 10-place grid penalty confirmed after he had new control electronics installed and he expects there to be further penalties for taking on further power unit elements. Kevin Magnussen in the Haas is in the same boat.

1 hour 20 mins until qualifying begins: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ Iive coverage of qualifying for Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard. Here’s how things shook out in FP3 earlier, with Max Verstappen hitting back after a strong Friday for Ferrari.

Position
Driver
Car
Time
1
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:32:272
2
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
+0.354s
3
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
+0.637s
4
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
+0.983s
5
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
+1.021s
6
George Russell
Mercedes
+1.104s
7
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
+1.233s
8
Alex Albon
Williams
+1.286s
9
Lando Norris
McLaren
+1.397s
10
Yuki Tsundoa
AlphaTauri
+1.479s

What channel is the F1 race on tomorrow?

Race: FrenchGrand Prix
Date: Sunday, July 24
TV channel: Sky Sports F1
Live stream: fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2022 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with select races airing on ABC. You can also stream Formula 1 races live in the U.S. with fuboTV.

ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2022 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start tomorrow?

Date: Sunday, July 24
Start time: 2 p.m. BST

Sunday’s 2022 French Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time. Lights out should come just after 2 p.m. BST. Sky Sports F1’s pre-race show typically airs in the hour before the start of the race.

Formula 1 live stream for the British Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, five major OTT TV streaming options carry the ESPN networks — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and DirecTV Stream.

For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2022 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2022

There are 22 scheduled events on the F1 docket for 2022, one race shy of tying the mark for the longest F1 calendar.

The season started in Bahrain on March 20 and will end with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although a bit earlier than usual, in November. If the schedule stands, this will be the earliest end of the Formula 1 season since it concluded on Nov. 4 in 2013.

Returning to the 2022 F1 slate are the Canadian and Japanese Grand Prix, both of which were cancelled in 2021 amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The calendar also holds the maiden voyage for the Miami Grand Prix, the first of two races in the United States in 2022, with the customary United States GP taking place in October.

The Russian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, was cancelled because of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Here’s the latest schedule (subject to change – all times BST):

Date
Race
Track
Start time
TV channel
Winner (Team)
March 20
Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
3 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
March 27
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Jeddah Street Circuit
6 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
April 10
Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Circuit
6 a.m.
Sky Sports F1
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
April 24
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Imola Circuit
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 8
Miami Grand Prix
Miami International Autodrome
8:30 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 22
Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 29
Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 12
Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
12 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 19
Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gillies-Villenueve
7 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
July 3
British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
3 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
July 10
Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
July 24
French Grand Prix
Circuit Paul Ricard
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
July 31
Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Aug. 28
Belgian Grand Prix
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Sept. 4
Dutch Grand Prix
Circuit Zandvoort
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Sept. 11
Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
2 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Oct. 2
Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
1 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Oct. 9
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka International Racing Course
6 a.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Oct. 23
United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
8 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Oct. 30
Mexico City Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
8 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Nov. 13
Sao Paulo Grand Prix
Interlagos Circuit
6 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD
Nov. 20
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
1 p.m.
Sky Sports F1
TBD

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
Live stream: TSN Direct

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French broadcast, RDS will have you covered.

Races can also be streamed via TSN’s streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

TV channel: Sky Sports F1
Live stream: NOW TV

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2022, you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia, with Channel 10 broadcasting the Australian GP.

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