Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Top ten pictures from the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Fernando Alonso paid tribute to Moto 2 rider Luis Salom who was killed in a crash at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Friday brought the best weather of the weekend. Valtteri Bottas, who is something of a specialist at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, quickly found a balance he was happy with which on race day yielded a fine podium finish.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

That’s how it’s done: Daniel Ricciardo got close-but-not-too-close to the Wall of Champions. In qualifying he clouted the barrier on his final flying lap.

Rio Haryanto

Rio Haryanto, Manor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Rio Haryanto, Manor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Rio Haryanto was far from the only driver to hit the wall.

Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Haryanto’s team mate Pascal Wehrlein impressed in qualifying, coming close to reaching Q2. In the race he beat one of the Saubers.

Start

Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

A lightning start from Sebastian Vettel got him past both Mercedes before the end of the pit wall.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

While Vettel took up the lead, Lewis Hamilton gave Nico Rosberg as much room as his team mate had given him at the same race two years ago.

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

Pitting under the Virtual Safety Car proved Ferrari’s undoing. The VSC period ended earlier than they expected which meant he lost more time than planned and fell back into traffic.

Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz Jnr

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

A tale of two Toro Rossos: Carlos Sainz Jnr was quick in qualifying but hit the wall and had to start 20th. Nonetheless he caught and overhauled team mate Daniil Kvyat on his way to ninth place.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2016

While Hamilton celebrated his second win in a row and another boost to his championship chances, Vettel discovered just how cool the Sunday conditions were in Montreal.

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3 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix”

  1. great pictures from a great race. quite an old school feel about the whole thing

  2. Tony Mansell
    14th June 2016, 15:16

    Love the 1st one going past the marshall. What a view for the marshall as well and no catch fencing!

    But the Lewis/Nico wont looks wrong as it appears they both have the same amount of left hand down lock and yet lots claim Lewis drove Nico off the circuit. Trick of the light I guess.

  3. I was expecting at least one with the seagulls.

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