2011 Canadian Grand Prix race weekend programme

2011 Canadian Grand Prix

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Have all the important information for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic race programme:

The race weekend

2011 Canadian Grand Prix preview – Canada offers Hamilton a chance to bounce back

2011 Canadian Grand Prix – Full race weekend information including support races

2011 F1 championship points – Full drivers and teams points standings heading into this weekend’s race.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez was required to complete a medical examination after his crash in Monaco, to determine whether he was fit to drive.

He was passed fit today by the FIA: “Following examination by the FIA Medical Delegate Jean Charles Piette and the Medical Officers of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Perez has been found fit to race at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix”.

Reserve drivers

The following changes to the usual driver line-up will be made for first practice only:

Nico Hulkenberg will drive Adrian Sutil’s car.
Daniel Ricciardo will drive Sebastien Buemi’s car.


The teams will use the same two tyre compounds as in Monaco: the soft (yellow colouring) and super-soft (red colouring).

They will also have a new compound of medium tyre available to test on Friday only.


Two-times F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi will be the drivers’ adviser to the stewards this weekend.

He will join FIA World Motor Sport Council member Garry Connelly and the FIA’s Alternative Delegate to the United States Tim Mayer on the panel.

The track

Canadian Grand Prix preview video from Williams:

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was first used in 1978 and has been on the calendar ever since, with two exceptions: 1987 and 2009.

The little-used venue on a man-made island is mainly comprised of slow corners and fast straights. With barriers lining much of the track, the slightest error can be heavily penalised.

It’s tough on brakes and last year unpredictable levels of tyre wear produced an exciting race.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal – circuit information – Fastest laps, set-up data, strategy information and more

Changing tracks: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – How the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has changed through the years

The weather

There’s a good chance of rain this weekend, particularly on race day. Detailed forecast and weather radars can be found here:

Following the race live

F1 Fanatic Live will be open for your comments during every session.

Join us for every lap of the race, qualifying and practice at these times:

Friday 10th June 2011

Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 10:00-11:30 (UK time: 15:00-16:30)
Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 14:00-15:30 (UK time: 19:00-20:30)

Saturday 11th June 2011

Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 10:00-11:00 (UK time: 15:00-16:00)
Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying: 13:00 (UK time: 18:00)

Sunday 12th June 2011

Canadian Grand Prix: 13:00 (UK time: 18:00)

More session times and live coverage details here: 2011 Canadian Grand Prix TV Times

You can follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend:

And you can use the F1 Fanatic Live Twitter app to get updates from the drivers, teams and media at the circuit:

2010 Canadian Grand Prix highlights

Lewis Hamilton won an exciting Canadian Grand Prix, passing Fernando Alonso on his way to victory.

Team mate Jenson Button made it a one-two for McLaren ahead of Alonso.

2010 Canadian Grand Prix – Hamilton heads McLaren one-two in Montreal thriller

Canadian Grand Prix voted best race of 2010 – Last year’s race was considered among the best of recent years

Previous Canadian Grands Prix

2008 Canadian Grand Prix: Kubica takes maiden win as Hamilton hits Raikkonen
2007 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton wins amid carnage
2006 Canadian Grand Prix: Fourth win in a row for Alonso
2005 Canadian Grand Prix: Ten points for Raikkonen as Alonso fails to finish
1979 Canadian Grand Prix: Jones leads Villeneuve home

Join in the 2011 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

There’s F1 races tickets DVDs and more to be won. Play for free by guessing the top five in each race.

You can enter and edit your predictions up to the start of qualifying on Saturday:

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7 comments on “2011 Canadian Grand Prix race weekend programme”

  1. This race would be interesting without rain, but no there’s probability it will rain; Red Bull last year were behind both Ferrari and McLaren, let’s see if they will still be this year or if they can continue their title hunt alone!

    1. but no there’s


  2. Hey um Keith how do you get the programmes is there a place I can buy them cause they look amazing and I’d love to collect all of this years.

    1. Do you mean the actual, official race programmes? Other than buying them at the race I expect they turn up on a certain popular online auctions website…

      If you mean the pictures on these programmes, check out the link at the foot of the article for PJ’s website where he’s selling them.

  3. I am fully prepared for the race. All my assignments are done, I don’t have any exams until the week before Valencia, and I have two litres of iced coffee in the fridge to keep me awak on Sunday night. The caffeine is likely to blow up something hat I’m going to need later in life, but at least I won’t miss the race.

    1. Well worth it I would think.

  4. I can’t wait for this weekend, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one of my all time favourite race tracks and as far as actual racing is concerned it’s got to be one of the best short circuits in the world.

    The Canadian fans are brilliant too, this is one of the few events on the calendar where you can almost feel the atmosphere and excitement at the track even though you’re thousands of miles away and watching on TV.

    I wonder if the wall of champions will claim any new victims this year ?

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