Finally! After a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar. The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit will once again host the first category of motorsport.
The last time Formula One was there, the race was marked by controversy over the penalty of Sebastian Vettel, who lost to Lewis Hamilton after crossing the line in the first place.
This year, the two drivers are plagued by various problems, and more Red Bull and Ferrari are expected on the lap. It will be especially interesting to discover the challenge that the circuit will offer to these new cars, while Ferrari will want to recover from the failure in Azerbaijan.
Fast and slow at the same time, the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is one of the delights of the F1 calendar. Although there are few bends, the layout offers a real challenge between the walls. With only five meters of elevation gain, the track is relatively flat, but also one of the shortest of the season (4361 meters).
The big challenge of this track is to find adjustments that allow an aggressive car on the curbs. A mission that should be especially delicate with F1 2022, very rigid in suspensions.
As of 2019, there will be three DRS zones. The first will be at the start of the second sector, the second on the long straight back to the pits, and the third on the start / finish line.
Turn 1: Approximately more than 320 km / h, this braking makes the slow sequence of the first two turns a challenge, especially to maintain the perfect trajectory at the exit, where the pit lane opens.
Turn 3: A fast right-left chicane where drivers have to bite the sidewalks to be in the best lane. The track goes down the rope and the wall is very close to the exit.
Turn 5: A high speed straight hook. If you grab all the accelerator in qualifying, it’s harder in the race when the balls pile up off the path.
Curve 6: Another chicane, this time left-right and much slower than the previous one, although the riders have to face the sidewalks again to lose the lowest possible speed.
Turn 8: Negotiated at over 300 km / h, this straight line leads to a third chicane, right-left, where the car has to deal with rapid changes of direction and know how to swallow the curbs.
Course 10: Famous for its brave overtaking -sometimes too much-, the slowest corner of the circuit presents a new strong braking where the cars go from more than 300 to 60 km / h. Several paths are possible on a wet track. A good start is essential in view of the DRS activation zone.
Curve 14: The fastest part of the circuit. Speeds are around 340 km / h before heavy braking and the need to climb the sidewalks of the chicane. At the start, the exterior is made up of the famous “Wall of Champions” which has caught more than one crowned driver over the years.
Red Bull now have the role of favorite team, especially after the 44-0 inflicted on Ferrari in Baku. Charles Leclerc will surely have a role to play in the search for pole position, but then the team will have to find a good pace of race, ensure reliability and be successful in their strategies.
Max Verstappen will continue to be the favorite to win, but will have to watch his teammate Sergio Pérez again. Carlos Sainz, still in trouble this year, is still chasing his first victory but he will have a long way to go.
Behind him, Hamilton and George Russell will want to make Mercedes F1 shine, especially the seven-time world champion who won seven times in Canada, especially for his first victory of his career.
This will obviously depend on the blows and how the W13 reacts to them. It remains to be seen which of the McLaren, AlphaTauri, Alpine and Alfa Romeo F1s will lead the group, which again looks very tight.
Canadian Grand Prix schedule
Please note that the times of the Canadian Grand Prix will be very long in France, with late departures for the sessions and the start of the day, especially on Friday, will be with us in the evening.
– Friday, June 17
20: 00-21: 00: Free training 1
23: 00-12: 00: Free training 2
– Saturday, June 18
19: 00-20: 00: Free training 3
22: 00-23: 00: Classification
– Sunday 19 June
20: 00h-22: 00h: Race
Winners of the Canadian Grand Prix
|2019||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||mercedes||mercedes|
|2018||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|2017||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||mercedes||mercedes|
|2016||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||mercedes||mercedes|
|2015||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||mercedes||mercedes|
|2014||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||Renault|
|2013||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||Renault|
|2012||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||mercedes|
|2011||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Jenson Button||McLaren||mercedes|
|2010||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||mercedes|
|2008||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Robert Kubica||BMW Sauber||BMW|
|2007||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||mercedes|
|2006||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Fernando Alonso||Renault||Renault|
|2005||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Kimi Raikkonen||McLaren||mercedes|
|2004||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|2003||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|2002||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|2001||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Ralf Schumacher||williams||BMW|
|2000||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1999||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Mika Hakkinen||McLaren||mercedes|
|1998||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1997||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1996||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Damon Hill||williams||Renault|
|1995||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Joan Alesi||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1994||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michael Schumacher||benetton||Ford|
|1993||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Alain Prost||williams||Renault|
|1992||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Gerhard Berger||McLaren||Honda|
|1991||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Nelson Piquet||benetton||Ford|
|1990||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Ayrton Senna||McLaren||Honda|
|1989||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Thierry Boutsen||williams||Renault|
|1988||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Ayrton Senna||McLaren||Honda|
|1986||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Nigel Mansell||williams||Honda|
|1985||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Michele Alboreto||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1984||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Nelson Piquet||Brabham||BMW|
|1983||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||René Arnoux||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1982||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||Nelson Piquet||Brabham||BMW|
|Eighty-one||Tour to the island of Notre Dame||Jacques Laffite||ligier||Matra|
|1980||Tour to the island of Notre Dame||Alan Jones||williams||Ford|
|1979||Tour to the island of Notre Dame||Alan Jones||williams||Ford|
|1978||Tour to the island of Notre Dame||Gilles Villeneuve||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1977||Mosport Park||Jody Scheckter||Wolf||Ford|
|1976||Mosport Park||James Hunt||McLaren||Ford|
|1974||Mosport Park||Emerson Fittipaldi||McLaren||Ford|
|1973||Mosport Park||Peter Revson||McLaren||Ford|
|1972||Mosport Park||Jackie Stewart||Tyrell||Ford|
|1971||Mosport Park||Jackie Stewart||Tyrell||Ford|
|1970||Mont Tremblant||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|1969||Mosport Park||Jacky Ickx||Brabham||Ford|
|1968||Mont Tremblant||Denny Hulme||McLaren||Ford|
|1967||Mosport Park||Jack Brabham||Brabham||repco|