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8 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Canadian Grand Prix- Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

The man-made island in the St Lawrence river in Montreal hosts F1 in Canada currently. It has a rich history under Formula 1 dating back to 1967 when the country hosted its first round of World Championship. Originally called as the Île Notre-Dame Circuit, named after the island on which it is located, the track was renamed after their home hero’s tragic death in 1982. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been its name since then, paying tribute to the inaugural winner of the circuit.



 

The Wall of Champions

It has become the Wall of Champions due to the number of drivers who have crashed on to it. This is right at the 13th and last turn of the Circuit Giles Villeneuve which would lead to the start-finish line.

Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jensen Button and the list goes long for the drivers who have had a hit on this wall. Being deemed too dangerous to avoid a smack at the end of each lap, slight modifications to that wall were done ahead of the 2017 race.






Be it Mosport Park or Mont-Tremblant or the current home at Norte Dame Island at Montreal, it has always been Ferrari drivers who have been at the better end. Except for the fact that Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has had a great run at Montreal, winning the Canadian Grand Prix for last 3 consecutive years. With already 6 Canadian Grand Prix titles to his name, Lewis Hamilton will be looking forward to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 titles this year, which is scheduled on 10th of June 2018.


Tech Insight

Heavy breaking and high speeding are the two most important characteristics of Montreal’s circuit. To aid better speeding Ferrari ditched their drag by introducing a new spoon-shaped rear wing. Last year though Ferrari tried a bigger braking feature trying various duct set-ups, Kimi Raikkonen suffered some brake issues during the latter part of the race. These illustrate how challenging the Montreal circuit is and so, this year too we can expect a lot more technical advancements by the constructors to aid speeding or better braking.


Latest Updates

The popular grandstand at the Circuit Giles Villeneuve with a view of the skyline of Montreal is now known as the Lance Stroll Grandstand. This stand offers a great view of the drivers entering and maneuvering the famous hairpin bend and then accelerating towards the 11th turn. Now known as the Lance Stroll Grandstand are to show their support to the young local hero Lance Stroll, by giving away a free t-shirt and cap for every ticket-holder.

When the Canadian GP's early chequered flag could have been useful
When the Canadian GP's early chequered flag could have been useful
The early chequered flag at the Canadian Grand Prix got Omnisport thinking: who in sport would have liked a premature finish?
F1 2018: Monaco and Canada showed that 2019 regulations are a step in the right direction
F1 2018: Monaco and Canada showed that 2019 regulations are a step in the right direction
While teams still continue to bash the decision to introduce changes for 2019, the recently concluded two races tell otherwise.
Not all World Cup games will be exciting - Vettel hits out at 'short-sighted' F1 critics
Not all World Cup games will be exciting - Vettel hits out at 'short-sighted' F1 critics
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was in fight mode following criticism of the Canadian Grand Prix, a race which he dominated.
One race, two chequered flags: Vettel blasts Canadian GP gaffe
One race, two chequered flags: Vettel blasts Canadian GP gaffe
Vettel blasts Canadian GP gaffe
Hamilton feels Ferrari will 'falter' in F1 title battle
Hamilton feels Ferrari will 'falter' in F1 title battle
Lewis Hamilton is staying calm despite losing the championship lead after the Canadian Grand Prix.
F1 2018, Canadian GP: 5 talking points
F1 2018, Canadian GP: 5 talking points
A pretty straight-forward race, but it makes the points table very interesting.
Vettel hails 'perfect' Canada victory
Vettel hails 'perfect' Canada victory
He led from start to finish and Sebastian Vettel was thrilled to deliver Ferrari's first Canadian Grand Prix win since 2004.
Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph
Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph
There is a new leader in the F1 drivers' standings after Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton was only fifth.
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: 5 Predictions for Qualifying
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: 5 Predictions for Qualifying
Red Bull's dream of a 1-2 start on Sunday look very strong.
F1: I'll headbutt someone - Verstappen to the press
F1: I'll headbutt someone - Verstappen to the press
Verstappen was asked again about Monaco and the Dutchman thought that race was behind him.
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton chasing a magnificent seven as Ricciardo pays the penalty
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton chasing a magnificent seven as Ricciardo pays the penalty
Montreal has been a happy hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton, who is a six-time winner at the Canadian Grand Prix.
F1 2018: 5 Early Predictions for the Canadian Grand Prix
F1 2018: 5 Early Predictions for the Canadian Grand Prix
6 races down. 3 different winners. Anything can happen, and it's time to head to Montreal for round 7!
Red Bull expect Ricciardo grid penalty in Montreal
Red Bull expect Ricciardo grid penalty in Montreal
Daniel Ricciardo may have secured victory in Monaco last time out, but he could be handed a penalty in Canada.
F1 2018: Canadian Grand Prix- Where to watch? Live stream, start time, TV channel and circuit info Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal.
F1 2018: Canadian Grand Prix- Where to watch? Live stream, start time, TV channel and circuit info Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal.
Where to watch the Canadian Grand Live? Live Stream &TV Channel info and more
F1 2018: Watch Canadian Grand Prix Preview, A lap around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 
F1 2018: Watch Canadian Grand Prix Preview, A lap around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 
A look into what's in-store for the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix and a lap around the circuit.
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Red Bull should do well in Montreal - Verstappen
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Red Bull should do well in Montreal - Verstappen
Max Verstappen expects a good weekend for Red Bull at the Canadian Grand Prix.
F1: Top 5 races of Kimi Raikkonen
F1: Top 5 races of Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen's enigma continues unscathed even today. Which races have conjured the Kimi legend and brought him to the world's attention?
F1: Canadian GP - 5 Wall of Champions infamous Crashes
F1: Canadian GP - 5 Wall of Champions infamous Crashes
The wall of champions is a part of the track not to be messed with.
Formula 1: 5 Horrific crashes of all time.
Formula 1: 5 Horrific crashes of all time.
Horrific Formula one accidents that shook the world and left us all in Profound despair.
Robert Kubica: the man nobody hates
Robert Kubica: the man nobody hates
Sirotkin was recently confirmed as Williams' second driver for 2018 alongside Stroll and it marked the end of Kubica's fairytale return.
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