Formula 1 | Presentation and times of the 201st Canadian F1 Grand Prix

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.

The plot:

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.

Forces present

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

Course Circuit Winner Crew Engine
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

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