Top ten pictures from the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

Practice

Pit exit, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Pit exit, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

Drivers kicked up a lot of dust on the opening day of practice following the construction work on the new pit and paddock building.

Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll, Racing Point, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Lance Stroll, Racing Point, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

Local racer Lance Stroll suffered an early setback when the new ‘phase two’ Mercedes power unit in his Racing Point went pop. He bounced back in the race, however, grabbing points for ninth place.

Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

This crash for Kevin Magnussen meant he didn’t see Q3 and nor did Max Verstappen, who had been on course to reach thetop 10 until the Haas driver brought the red flags out.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

A stunning qualifying performance by Daniel Ricciardo put his Renault fourth on the grid.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

Sebastian Vettel was thrilled with his first pole position for 17 races on Saturday, but that proved the high point of his weekend.

Start

Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

Vettel resisted Lewis Hamilton at the start but further back part of Alexander Albon’s front wing landed in the cockpit of Romain Grosjean’s Haas.

Fans

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

As usual the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve attracted a packed crowd.

Lando Norris

Lando Norris, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Lando Norris, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

A mystery right-rear wheel failure caused a fire which put Lando Norris out.

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

The latest flashpoint between Hamilton and Vettel proved deeply controversial. The stewards ruled Vettel forced Hamilton to slow after rejoining the track, and handed him a five-second penalty which cost him the victory.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

Hamilton took the chequered flag in second place but won the race.

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4 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix”

  1. Interestingly, hamilton has all four wheels over the white line in that picture – a case of exceeding track limits??

    *i’ll see myself out

    1. @frood19 I don’t think that’s in dispute – the stewards’ report noted Vettel “forced car 44 off track”:

      https://www.racefans.net/2019/06/09/vettel-given-two-penalty-points-for-forcing-hamilton-to-take-evasive-action/

      1. @keithcollantine yeah, i was just being silly. though i do recall coulthard getting pinged for something similar at hockenheim in 1998(?).

  2. Didn’t know they literally put the name Wall of Champions there. Have they also got them to sign it?

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