The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix in Montréal with exclusive access through one of our Official Ticket PackagesTHU 06 JUN - SUN 09 JUN 2019
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Canadian Grand Prix 2019: History, Preview, and Potential Champions

Canadian Grand Prix 2019

The Canadian Grand Prix is one of the most unpredictable stages in the Formula 1 calendar. Races on the Montreal track are always incredibly exciting and usually full of surprises. It is rarely possible to predict the winner because often the favorites here are forced to abandon the fight, and the racers, who do not claim the title, enter the podium.

Canadian Grand Prix moved to Montreal in 1978. The reason for this was the fact that the Motorsport Park, which hosted the Canadian stage from 1967 to 1977, was considered obsolete and too dangerous. Therefore, this year the Canadian stage will take place in Montreal, at Autodrome named after Gilles Villeneuve on June 7—9, 2019.

The track in Montreal is surprisingly harmonious, combining both long straight lines and slow corners. In this case, the track in Canada is wide enough and very favorable for overtaking. There are enough concrete walls along the route, so most of the overhangs pose a threat of the appearance of a safety car in a race. So the races here, as a rule, take place in a very tight fight. Particular attention in Montreal attracts, of course, the so-called “Wall of Champions”, which got its name in 1999, when 3 world champions ‘visited’ it in one race weekend: Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, and Michael Schumacher. Later the wall was moved away from the track.

The Canadian GP is considered one of the top races in the Formula 1 calendar. The history and the competitive nature have been some of the factors behind the enormous interest in this event, which is also called as the Montreal Grand Prix.

History

It was inducted into the Formula 1 World Championship in 1967. In the initial years, the event was staged at the Mosport Park in Ontario. During these days, F1 Montreal was also held at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. Since 1978, though, it has been permanently held at the Notre Dame Island in Montreal. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which hosts the event, is considered as iconic as the Canadian Grand Prix. Try new site oddsdigger.com – best bet UK with f1 grand prix predictions, odds from top bookmakers.

2019 Canadian GP Preview

As ever, Montreal F1 2019 will take place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race will take place on June 6-11. Traditionally, it has always been held after the Monaco Grand Prix and the 2019 edition is no different. The Grand Prix Montreal schedule sees the event held just a fortnight after the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the iconic events. Formula 1 fans, thus, are treated to a spectacular schedule of races. The European Grand Prix took place after this race in the 2016 season, but 2019 edition will be following a different route with fans being treated to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It is different only in terms of nomenclature, as it will take place at the same Baku City Circuit in Baku.

Strengthening of the Field with Updates

Since the Montreal Grand Prix schedule for 2019 comes just after the Spanish Grand Prix, it is likely that the cars are going to be even faster. Several new upgrades are expected to be brought in by the teams prior to the Spanish Grand Prix, and this will only serve to make the cars faster. F1 2019 teams and drivers have been focused on making the cars faster with aerodynamics and powerful engines. This tactic has been hugely successful in the first few races with the entertainment quotient going up significantly. The Grand Prix weekend Montreal is also expected to witness a similar fare.

FAQ for Canadian Grand Prix Visitors

FAQ for Canadian Grand Prix Visitors 2019

The Best Place to Stay

Grand Prix in Montreal is an annual auto racing event attracting the people from all over the globe.

The outskirts of Montreal are the best place to stay because the circuit can be found here. Montreal is a dynamic city where you can see a lot of things and which can satisfy all the tastes. This city combines ancient architecture and Art Deco buildings, making this place attractive for tourists worldwide.

If you are an avid shopper, Montreal won't disappoint you because the city has many luxury boutiques and brand shops. Art admirers won't be bored too. Montreal museums offer a wide range of Canadian and International art. You will be fascinated with a beautiful harbor at the Old Port where lots of small restaurants can be found. Nothing can be more pleasant than to sit in one of them over a cup of coffee, enjoying the stunning views of Parc Jean Drapeau. This park is very famous because the Formula 1 speedway track is situated here. Every quarter of this splendid city is unique and charming and you will never get bored walking there. This city will be ideal both for those who like cultural and leisure activities and those who like speed. You won't be bored here, for sure.

It's not a problem to find the lodging here but we advise you to book it in advance at a suitable price. It's obvious that prices will significantly rise before the sporting event.

International Visits

All internal and international flights are made from Montreal's Pierre Elliott-Trudeau International Airport. It’s located 22km west of the city.

Lodging

Visit our dedicated Hotels page to get more detailed info about lodging in the city.

How Can You Find the Race Track in Montreal?

This racing track is at an accessible distance from Montreal's center, that's why you are able both to savor the cultural sights of the city center and to amuse yourself with the speed of racing cars.

Can I Use the Underground to Reach the Race?

If you are planning to use the Underground, take the Yellow Line and get off at Jean-Drapeau station. After that, find the bus number 167 and it will take you to the races.

Can I Use My Auto to Reach the Race?

We warn you that it's not the most convenient way because there are often traffic jams and lack of parking spaces at the track. If you still have a strong desire to get there by your own car, take the “Parc Jean-Drapeau” route starting from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Some streets have really heavy traffic, especially during the race events. It's rather time-consuming and stressful to get to the race by automobile because of heavy traffic and lots of people.

What Other Races Are Expected?

You are lucky to enjoy four more race series which take place over the racing weekend. Check them in the timetable of racing events. Racing fans will like being here.

Do I Need to Be Early at the Race?

We recommend you to be there at 8 in the morning because the auto races are held at this time. Obtain unforgettable emotions and breathtaking experience by visiting the races.

Do Tickets Include Seating Positions?

The answer is yes. Seating position is booked, so you won't have to run here and there in search for a place to occupy. But think about booking your tickets in advance.

Are there Conveniences for Disabled People?

There are specially constructed rostrums for handicapped persons. It's not a problem to buy a ticket for these rostrums.

Can I Get Eatables at the Track?

There are restaurants for rostrums ticket holders, but all visitors can also buy nice sandwiches and beverages from carts or take their own lunch.

The Items I can Take with Me to the Races?

  1. Portability. Walking sticks, perambulators and invalid carriages are permitted. Portability continues to be a basic issue for disability groups.
  2. Animals. Only service and seeing-eye dogs are permitted. Don't take your pets at the races.
  3. Sunscreen. We offer you sunscreen and/or caps as a means of protection against the blazing sun.

What Do I Need for Noise Damping?

It's better to use earplugs or headphones if you don't want to go deaf because F 1 cars are earsplitting.

Photo Cameras/Camcorders/Binoculars

These items are permitted. Use them to enjoy a close-up view or to preserve incredible moments on photo footage.

What Is Forbidden?

Smoking and being without your shirt are forbidden. It's not a beach to walk here bare-chested. To occupy the stairs is also prohibited and if you stand up to take a picture, don't stand for a long time not to disturb other people.

How Many Circles Has the F1 Race in Montreal?

The race consists of 70 circles. Their total distance is 305.27km. It's amazing, isn't it?

Rating of applicants
Drivers Nationality Car Points
1
Sebastian VettelGermany
Sebastian Vettel
GER FERRARI 86
2
Lewis HamiltonUK
Lewis Hamilton
GBR MERCEDES 73
3
Valtteri BottasFinland
Valtteri Bottas
FIN MERCEDES 63
4
Kimi RäikkönenFinland
Kimi Räikkönen
FIN FERRARI 49
5
Max VerstappenNetherlands
Max Verstappen
NED RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 35
6
Daniel RicciardoAustralia
Daniel Ricciardo
AUS RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 22
7
Sergio Perezmexico
Sergio Perez
MEX FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 22
8
Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa
BRA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 18
9
Carlos SainzSpain
Carlos Sainz
ESP TORO ROSSO 11
10
Esteban OconFrance
Esteban Ocon
FRA FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 9
11
Nico Hulkenberg
Nico Hulkenberg
GER RENAULT 6
12
Romain GrosjeanFrance
Romain Grosjean
FRA HAAS FERRARI 4
13
Kevin Magnussendenmark
Kevin Magnussen
DEN HAAS FERRARI 4

Iconic Aspects

One of the iconic aspects of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve happens to be the ‘Wall of Champions,’ which is actually the last corner of the circuit. It gained this unique name after witnessing champions or former champions Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, and Damon Hill crash into the corner in 1999. This corner also presents a great overtaking option in the Montreal F1 track. Here are the possible contenders who can make a difference in the Grand Prix du Canada 2019:

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is clearly one a mission to become the most successful driver when it comes to the le Grand Prix Montreal. After having won the race an incredible five times, the Brit is only two wins away from equalling the record held by Michael Schumacher, who has seven wins. Since 2010, Hamilton has managed four wins at the Grand Prix F1 Montreal. A big positive for Hamilton is the upcoming round of updates in the next few weeks. Mercedes are expected to go quicker from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards. Hamilton is also immensely successful when it comes to the F1 Canadian Grand Prix, a race that he has won five times.

Lewis Hamilton 2019

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has had an excellent start to 2019 after opening up a lead over Lewis Hamilton in the world championship table. It will be interesting to see if the German will be able to maintain their advantage by the time the F1 weekend Montreal Grand Prix begins. Since becoming a major player in the sport, Sebastian Vettel has been able to enjoy success in just one Montreal Grand Prix weekend. His only success at this event was in 2013 when he was racing for Red Bull Renault. At that period, Red Bull Renault were significantly better than any other team on the grid.

Sebastian Vettel 2019

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has so far surprised many by managing to show quite a lot of pace. His pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix was a testament to his speed, and there can be no doubt that he will be one of the contenders during the Grand Prix Montreal dates. The 27-year-old has been performing well when it comes to the Montreal F1 race. While racing for Williams Martini, he has managed to finish third in the last two editions. His only finish below the 10th spot was in 2013 when he could only manage a 14th place finish.

Valtteri Bottas 2019

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is struggling in the World Drivers’ Championship after only managing a fourth and fifth place finish in the Chinese and Bahrain Grand Prix. Yet, he has a pedigree when it comes to the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, as he finished as the winner back in 2014. Once again, a significant amount of focus will go towards Red Bull Renault’s vastly superior car back then. However, the Australian showed that he is more than capable of winning the GP Montreal when called upon. Those who have secured Montreal Grand Prix tickets should not dismiss the chances of the 27-year-old succeeding in the race.

Canadian Grand Prix 2019 International Visits

Conclusion

The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix is pretty close and we are bound to see the big names in the F1 world fight for points in the Drivers’ Standings. The fight between Mercedes and Ferrari is tougher than ever and we will see incredible moments as Hamilton is looking for ways to put a stark difference between him and the second place in the standings.

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