Canadian Grand Prix: Three Days of Pure Adrenaline on RDS

— June 3, 2014

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MONTREAL (June 3, 2014) — RDS, Canada’s exclusive French-language Formula 1® broadcaster, will present the CANADIAN GRAND PRIX live from Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, from June 6 to 8.

Racing fans will have a front-row seat to this major event thanks to RDS’s comprehensive coverage. The CANADIAN GRAND PRIX will get up and running on Friday at 9:45 a.m. ET with the first free practice session (see full broadcast schedule below).

Pierre Houde and Bertrand Houle will be on site to describe and analyze every last action of the drivers and their teams during the three days of the CANADIAN GRAND PRIX. They’ll be supported by Christian Tortora, who will be doing the rounds of the paddocks in search of the latest inside information. 

Throughout the week, fans won’t miss any of the excitement surrounding F1® in Montreal thanks to SPORTS 30 LE MAGAZINE, 5 À 7, L’ANTICHAMBRE and In conjunction with the big race, there will also be two special editions of SPORTS 30 hosted by Frédéric Plante, on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. With the help of Bertrand Houle, he will take fans through the day’s highlights.

#F1MTL: F1®  fever hits, Instagram and Twitter
On the occasion of the CANADIAN GRAND PRIX, RDS is inviting fans to help spread F1® fever. All week long, they’re encouraged to take and upload photos that capture the F1® experience in Montreal, whether on the streets, in stores or by the track. All photos posted with the hashtag #F1MTL on Instagram or Twitter will later be featured on’s social wall, a virtual space that brings together selected content uploaded by contributors in one place so that you can keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening on social media networks. Each day, the most popular shots will be highlighted across various RDS platforms. also has a complete section devoted to Formula 1®, bringing together the latest news, videos, standings and driver stats—plus exclusive Web analysis from Pierre Houde and Bertrand Houle following each Grand Prix. What’s more, throughout the F1® season, online fans can take part in the Fais ton podium game, which invites them to predict various outcomes of the next race.

Broadcast schedule for the Canadian Grand Prix on RDS:

Friday, June 6 
• Free practice session #1         9:45 a.m. ET
• Free practice session #2         2:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 7 
• Free practice session #3         9:45 a.m. ET
• Qualifying                              12:30 p.m. ET
• Sports 30: Special Edition      6:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, June 8 
• Canadian Grand Prix              1:00 p.m. ET
• Sports 30: Special Edition      6:30 p.m. ET

Social media



Hashtags: #F1MTL #RDS


– RDS –

For more information:
Simon Céré, (office) 514.529.2135, (cell) 514.754.3135,
Patrick Tremblay, (office) 514.599.2244, (cell) 514.913.6799,

Twitter: @RDS RP