Canadian Grand Prix CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE 14:00 PM09/06/2017
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 2017
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Canadian Grand Prix 2017: History, Recap, and Preview

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix has a fascinating history, while its modern credentials make it one of the top races in the calendar year. The race results Canada provides are extremely important in the world championship race, as it falls at a crucial time in the calendar. Grand Prix Canada results also show the progress made by the teams, as some crucial upgrades come into the cars at this period.

If any team has made a poor start to the season, it is possible to make amendments with some crucial upgrades. The event is conducted at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, widely acknowledged as one of the best races on the calendar.

Canadian Grand Prix Winners Year by Year
Season Driver Constructor Result
2016
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:31:05.296
2015
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:31:53.145
2014
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull-Renault 1:39:12.830
2013
Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault 1:32:09.143
2012
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes 1:32:29.586
2011
Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes 4:04:39.537
2010
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes 1:36:24.227
2009
Not held
2008
Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:36:24.227
2007
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes 1:44:11.292
2006
Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:34:37.308
History and Set-up
Grand Prix Canadian

The circuit Gilles Villeneuve first came into the F1 calendar in 1978. It was renamed in honour of Gilles Villeneuve, who remains the last man to have won the Canadian Grand Prix. After his success in the inaugural Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Île Notre-Dame, he lost his life in the Belgian Grand Prix in 1982. Over the years, the name Circuit Île Notre-Dame has become less popular with fans associating this circuit as the Gilles Villeneuve track.

The challenging nature of the track makes Canadian Grand Prix practice results extremely important in predicting the winner of the race. Teams set up the cars in such a way to have low downforce. This enables the cars to achieve higher top speeds, although they would be tougher to handle in the corners. The top speed goes a long way into deciding the Canadian GP results.

Changes
Historic Grand Prix of Canadian

1988 – One of the major changes in the circuit took place in 1988 when the start/finish line was moved to the current location after having previously been at the north end. The first turn was also changed quite dramatically. Now, teams have to go through a left turn and it is immediately followed by a hairpin. This happens to be one of the iconic aspects of the track and has a huge influence on the F1 Canada results.

1994 – Following the death Ayrton Senna in 1994, the track witnessed several changes in the places leading up to the back straight. Several corners were cut out in the effort to improve safety. Former chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, Martin Brundle, was responsible for these changes. These undoubtedly affected the Canadian F1 results but made the track much safer.

2002 – The Canadian Grand Prix latest change saw the pit lane exit modified so as to avoid collisions between teams exiting the pit lane and those on the track.

Recap of 2016 Canadian Grand Prix
Recap of 2016 Canadian Grand Prix

The 2016 Canadian Grand Prix took place on June 12. This race was once again the seventh round of the Formula One world Championship, thus placing a lot of importance on the Montreal F1 results. It was also the 53rd edition of the Canadian Grand Prix. Cloudy weather did threaten to bring rains, which would have a huge say in the F1 Canada results. As it was, racing action was able to continue without rain. Lewis Hamilton once again demonstrated his superiority at this track with a pole position on his Mercedes. He set a time of 1:12.812 to start as the favourite.

His teammate Nico Rosberg was much quicker in the race and he set the fastest lap of 1:15.599 in the lap 60. Yet, he was unable to finish on the Canadian Grand Prix winners list for 2016 after finishing in a disappointing sixth place. Despite qualifying third, Sebastian Vettel once again continued his search for a second victory at Canada.

However, Canadian race results saw him finish only a second behind Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas managed to complete the podium, but he finished 46 seconds behind Hamilton. Carlos Sainz Jr was one of the huge benefactors in the race, as Canadian Grand Prix 2016 results saw him finish ninth after having qualified 16th.

Spanning over the last 25 years of history, Michael Schumacher is the driver with the most victories here, having won 7 times between 1994 and 2004.

2017 Canadian Grand Prix Preview
2017 Canadian Grand Prix Preview

The 2017 Canadian Grand Prix will once again occur after the Monte Carlo race, as it is scheduled in the first week of June. F1 Montreal winner will once again have a huge say in the World Championship table. Sebastian Vettel will be a favourite for the race after having begun the 2017 campaign in positive fashion. Canadian F1 2016 results saw him finish second in the podium, but Ferrari have been showing significant improvements this season.

Mercedes, though, still remain the team to beat, and the team are expected to make significant changes through improvements that come just before the Spanish Grand Prix. The success of these changes could go a long way into changing the Montreal Grand Prix qualifying results. Hamilton has been able to qualify on pole in the last two editions. He will be a clear favourite for victory in the Formula 1 Montreal qualifying results. Valtteri Bottas could be a dark horse of the race, as he has been showing sufficient pace in recent years. He also has a good record at this event. In terms of the Constructors’ table, Ferrari and Mercedes are likely to fight out for success in the Canadian Grand Prix results.

Multiple winners (drivers)
№ of wins Driver Years
7
Michael Schumacher
1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
5
Lewis Hamilton
2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
3
Nelson Piquet
1982, 1984, 1991
2
Pedro Rodríguez
1963, 1964
Jacky Ickx
1969, 1970
Jackie Stewart
1971, 1972
Alan Jones
1979, 1980
Ayrton Senna
1988, 1990
Constructors
№ of wins Constructor Years
13
Ferrari
1963, 1964, 1970, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
McLaren
1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
7
Williams
1979, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2001
4
Brabham
1967, 1969, 1982, 1984
2
Lotus
1961, 1962
Tyrrell
1971, 1972
Benetton
1991, 19947
Red Bull
2013, 2014
Mercedes
2015, 2016
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Summarizing

This year's Canadian Grand Prix is going to see a huge rivalry between the Mercedes and Ferrari teams, with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel topping the Driver's Standings. Max Verstappen is catching hard from behind and we could see a real surprise in 2017.

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