PREVIEW – Canadian Grand Prix

Features

Round seven of the 2016 season sees Formula One head to North America for the first time this season to the circuit was renamed Gilles Villeneuve after he was killed at Zolder during the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.

The circuit built on an island in the middle of the St Lawrence Seaway has provided many dramas over the years because of the narrow street style. But unlike Monaco the circuit provides great overtaking opportunities but some difficult corners. Most well-known corners the chicane at turn 14 and fifteen known as the Wall of Champions.

The name emerged in 1999 after Villeneuve son Jacques, Michael Schumacher both crashed into the wall during. Other victims include Jenson Button holds the title of the only champion to crash into the wall before being champion.

The race will play to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton has mostly through-out his career has had brilliant success around here. Normally history tells us if you look good in Monaco you have a chance of victory in Montréal.

Facts and figures

 Circuit_Montreal
Race Grand Prix du Canada
Venue Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec
Circuit Length 4.361km (2.709 mi)
Laps 70
Race Distance 305.270 km (189.694 mi)
Lap Record 1:13.622 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)
Most wins drivers Michael Schumacher (7)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari, McLaren (13)

Event timetable

  Local BST
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30 15:00-16:30
P2 14:00-15:30 19:00-20:30
Saturday
P3 10:00 15:00-16:00
Qualifying  13:00-14:00 18:00-19:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 19:00-21:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton held off from the start from his team-mate Nico Rosberg to take another victory in Montreal. It was a difficult race for Ferrari with both cars off the podium with Valtteri Bottas scoring Williams’s first podium of the season after Kimi Raikkonen spun in the closing stages.

Full Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:39.033 01:32.219 01:37.615 01:37.502 01:36.423 01:35.782 01:39:42.008 01:42.208
DIF -14.925 -6.096 -2.168 -18.014 -17.606 -18.078 -7.670 +1.806
2014 01:53.958 01:38.315 01:39.783 01:55.516 01:54.029 01:53.860 01:33:28.338 01:40.402

Tyres

Driver Ultra soft Super soft Soft
HAMILTON 8 2 3
ROSBERG 8 2 3
VETTEL 7 3 3
RAIKKONEN 7 3 3
BOTTAS 7 4 2
MASSA 7 3 3
RICCARDO 7 2 4
VERSTAPPEN 7 2 4
MAGNUSSEN 8 0 5
PLAMER 8 0 5
HULKENBERG 6 3 4
PEREZ 6 3 4
KYVAT 7 5 2
SAINZ 7 4 2
BUTTON 6 4 3
ALONSO 6 4 3
ERICSSON 6 5 2
NASR 6 5 2
WEHRLIN 2 4 3
HARYNATO 2 4 3
GROSJEAN 10 0 3
GUTIERREZ 10 0 3
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