Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the second practice session. But the big story of practice was how most drivers struggled with the super-soft tyres, many of them complaining about severe graining on the option rubber.
The fastest car through the speed trap in first practice today was not a Mclaren – but a Renault. Take a closer look at the data from first practice in Canada including an interactive chart of all the drivers’ lap times below.
Jenson Button was fastest in the first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix. Four Mercedes-powered cars occupied the first four places with Michael Schumacher second ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
After 30 F1 races the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is now one of the most popular venues. Here’s how the track has changed since its first race in 1978.
Have all the important information for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:
Two-times world champion Emerson Fittipaldi will serve as the drivers’ representative to the stewards at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. Fittipaldi won the world championship for Lotus in 1972 and McLaren in 1974. He made his last F1 start at Watkins Glen 30 years ago. After that he enjoyed a successful career in Indycars, winning … Continue reading Fittipaldi joins Canadian stewards
F1’s return to Montreal was cheered by fans when it was announced last November. Following an exciting race in Istanbul, and with the championship battle finely poised between McLaren and Red Bull, the stage is set for one of Montreal’s typically unpredictable races.
The Circuit Gilles Vileneuve has had new tarmac laid at the places where it broke up during its last Formula 1 event in 2008. Turn two (the Senna hairpin), turns six and seven and turn ten (the Casino hairpin) all suffered a lot of damage during the qualifying session for the 2008 race. They were … Continue reading Montreal track re-surfaced after break-up
Formula 1 can expect warm weather for Canadian Grand Prix but with a chance of showers on Sunday and possibly also Saturday. Regional temperatures are slightly above average at the moment and are expected to climb into the high 20s over the weekend. Will any of the showers hit the track during one of the … Continue reading Showers threaten Canadian GP weekend
Before the Canadian Grand Prix when I asked if F1 had become too fast for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Cooperman nailed the problem on the head: A bigger issue at Canada has to be why the tarmac reacts in such a way that only the racing line is anywhere near grippy. Why, when a driver … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix circuit may change for 2009 but will it be necessary?
Last year F1 fans held their breath as Robert Kubica’s BMW ricocheted off the retaining wall at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with sickening force. Faced with the task of improving the safety provisions at that bend the organisers have decided the best thing they could do was to bring the wall closer to the track. … Continue reading Debate: is F1 too fast for Montreal?
In the F1 news this week the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve gets some changes – but are they safety fixes or just cosmetic tweaks? Also in the F1 news this week a pair of excellent features in “The Times”, one adapted from the hugely expensive new book “F1 Opus”. Plus Michael Schumacher on Nico Rosberg, and … Continue reading F1 news review: Changes to Canadian GP track