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2017 Canadian Grand Prix - Stats & Facts

Written by  Jun 07, 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix has become one of the most popular races on the calendar since becoming part of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1967.

The event was first staged at Mosport Park in Ontario as a sports car event in 1961, alternating between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after F1 took over the event.

Safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport from 1971 and then, in 1978, similar safety concerns with Mosport meant the Canadian race moved to a new home on the Île Notre-Dame in Montreal, where it has remained since.

In 2014, the organizers announced they had agreed to a 10-year extension to keep the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve through 2024.

Canadian Prix, Round Seven of the 2017 Formula 1 season

Circuit Name: Circuit Île Notre-Dame / Gilles Villeneuve

Race Laps: 70

Circuit Length: 4.361 km (2.709 mi)

Race Length: 305.270 km (189.694 mi)

Number of corners: 14 (8 Right, 6 Left)

DRS Zone: Two Zones (Zone 1 Between Turn 12 and 13, zone 2 Between 14 turn  and 1 at the Start/Finish Line)

Circuit Direction: Clockwise

Pole Position 2016: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes 1:12.812

Race Track Record: Rubens Barrichello 1:13.622 – Ferrari 2004

Absolute Lap Record: 1:12.275 Ralf Schumacher – Williams. Q2, 2004

Distance from Pole to T1 Apex 362.1 m

Pole Position Side Left

Pit Lane Length under Speed Limit Control 401.1 m

Drive-Through Time at 80 km/h 18.05 s      

Delta FP1 to Q3 1.943 s

Delta Q1 to Q3 0.902 s

Lap Time at Full Throttle 60 %

Lap Distance at Full Throttle 72 %     

Gear Changes per Lap 50  

Braking Events (>2G) 7

Heavy Braking Events (<0.4s @ >4G) 6

Fuel Consumption High

Maximum Lateral G-Force 3.7 @ T5

Maximum Speed 327 km/h

Track Evolution (P1 – Qualifying) High       

Key Overtaking Opportunities T1/T10/T12       

Gilles Villeneuve International Circuit

 

 

Pirelli used compounds

Tyres that must be available (one of them to be used) at some point in the race:

One set of P Zero Yellow soft

One set of P Zero Red Super-Soft

Tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:                     

One set of P Zero Purple Ultra-Soft

Teams/Drivers compounds choice

Driver

Soft

Super-Soft

Ultra-Soft

Lewis Hamilton

1

4

8

Valtteri Bottas

2

3

8

Daniel Ricciardo

1

5

7

Max Verstappen

1

5

7

Sebastian Vettel

1

3

9

Kimi Raikkonen

1

3

9

Sergio Perez

2

3

8

Esteban Ocon

2

3

8

Lance Stroll

1

5

7

Felipe Massa

2

4

7

Stoffel Vandoorne

2

1

10

Jenson Button

1

2

10

Daniil Kvyat

2

3

8

Carlos Sainz

2

3

8

Romain Grosjean

1

5

7

Kevin Magnussen

2

4

7

Nico Hulkenberg

2

4

7

Jolyon Palmer

2

4

7

Marcus Ericsson

2

4

7

Pascal Wehrlein

3

3

7

 

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING


“Montreal has many unique features, but with its smooth surface, it actually contains some similarities to Sochi. Last year the winner did one stop, while the second-placed driver made two stops using all three compounds, which just goes to show the very wide variety of strategies that are possible. Finding the right set-up, with the correct aerodynamic and mechanical balance, is never easy in Montreal: this is one of the key factors to making the tyres work effectively there. It’s also important to take an open-minded approach to strategy, given the variable weather and safety cars that are historically possible.”

 

MONTREAL MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)

MONTREAL EOS - CAMBER LIMIT

Canadian Grand Prix Winners 1966 – 2016

Year

Driver

Constructor

Location

2016

 Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

 

2015

 Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

2014

 Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

2013

 Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

2012

 Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2011

 Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

2010

 Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2009

Not held

2008

 Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

2007

 Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

2006

 Fernando Alonso

Renault

2005

 Kimi Räikkönen

McLaren-Mercedes

2004

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2003

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2002

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2001

 Ralf Schumacher

Williams-BMW

2000

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1999

 Mika Häkkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

1998

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1997

 Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

1996

 Damon Hill

Williams-Renault

1995

 Jean Alesi

Ferrari

1994

 Michael Schumacher

Benetton-Ford

1993

 Alain Prost

Williams-Renault

1992

 Gerhard Berger

McLaren-Honda

1991

 Nelson Piquet

Benetton-Ford

1990

 Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1989

 Thierry Boutsen

Williams-Renault

1988

 Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda

1987

Not held

1986

 Nigel Mansell

Williams-Honda

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

1985

 Michele Alboreto

Ferrari

1984

 Nelson Piquet

Brabham-BMW

1983

 René Arnoux

Ferrari

1982

 Nelson Piquet

Brabham-BMW

1981

 Jacques Laffite

Ligier-Matra

Circuit Île Notre-Dame

1980

 Alan Jones

Williams-Ford

1979

 Alan Jones

Williams-Ford

1978

 Gilles Villeneuve

Ferrari

1977

 Jody Scheckter

Wolf-Ford

Mosport Park

1976

 James Hunt

McLaren-Ford

1975

Not held

1974

 Emerson Fittipaldi

McLaren-Ford

Mosport Park

1973

 Peter Revson

McLaren-Ford

1972

 Jackie Stewart

Tyrrell-Ford

1971

 Jackie Stewart

Tyrrell-Ford

1970

 Jacky Ickx

Ferrari

Mont-Tremblant

1969

 Jacky Ickx

Brabham-Ford

Mosport Park

1968

 Denny Hulme

McLaren-Ford

Mont-Tremblant

1967

 Jack Brabham

Brabham-Repco

Mosport Park

1966

 Mark Donohue

Lola-Chevrolet

Mosport Park

 

Denny Hulme (NZL), McLaren M7A, won the race after starting from 6th on the grid. Canadian Grand Prix, Rd10, Mont-Tremblant, Canada. 22 September 1968
Denny Hulme (NZL), McLaren M7A, won the race after starting from 6th on the grid. Canadian Grand Prix, Rd10, Mont-Tremblant, Canada. 22 September 1968

Multiple Winners (Drivers)

# of wins

Driver

Years

7

Michael Schumacher

1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

6

Lewis Hamilton

2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016

3

Nelson Piquet

1982, 1984, 1991

2

Jacky Ickx

1969, 1970

Jackie Stewart

1971, 1972

Alan Jones

1979, 1980

Ayrton Senna

1988, 1990

 

Multiple Winners (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, 1994

Red Bull

2013, 2014

Mercedes

2015, 2016

 

Winner Michael Schumacher(GER) Benetton B194 leads the Ferraris of Alesi, left and Berger at the start Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, 12th June 1994
Winner Michael Schumacher(GER) Benetton B194 leads the Ferraris of Alesi, left and Berger at the start Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, 12th June 1994

Numbers and Facts

Most wins (driver) 7 Michael Schumacher 1994 – 97 – 98 – 2000 – 02 – 03 – 04

Most wins (constructor) 13 McLaren (most recent 2012 and wins here = 9 which is bettered by Ferrari at CGV [10])

Wins from pole position 21, 1969 – 71 – 74 – 76 – 79 – 83 – 84 – 86 – 88 – 90 – 93 – 94 – 96 – 97 – 2000 – 06 – 07 – 10 – 13 – 15 – 16

Lowest grid for past winner 10 Jacques Laffite – 1981

Most recent 1-2 finish 2015 Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg)

Most emphatic win 1 lap 1968 – Denny Hulme-Bruce McLaren (at Ile Notre Dame = 42.029s 1983 – Rene Arnoux-Eddie Cheever)

Closest winning margin 0.174s 2000 – Michael Schumacher-Rubens Barrichello

Rain-affected races 6, 1971 – 73 – 81 – 89 – 90 – 2000 – 2011

Safety Car-affected races 13 1973 – 97 – 98 – 99 – 2001 – 02 – 05 – 06 – 07 – 08 – 11 – 12 – 16

Red Flag (and result declared) races 0

2-hour rule shortened races 2 1981 – 89

Fastest race 2004 70 L @ 1:28’24.803

Slowest race 1967 90 L @ 2:40’40.0 (Mosport). Note: 2011 accumulated race time was 70 L @ 4:04’39.537

Most pole positions (driver) 6 Michael Schumacher 1994 – 95 – 97 – 99 – 2000 – 01

Most pole positions (constructor) 11 McLaren 1972 – 74 – 76 – 88 – 89 – 90 – 92 – 98 – 2007 – 08 – 10

What Happened last race here?

Hamilton  won the 2016 Canadian Grand prix after he leapfrogged a fast-starting Sebastian Vettel when Ferrari opted to keep the latter on a two-stop pit strategy to Hamilton’s one, but in the last laps Vettel was unable to catch Hamilton who took a fifth victory in Montreal.

Valtteri Bottas took the final podium position, with Max Verstappen fourth.

Nico Rosberg finished fifth after he collided with Hamilton at the first corner, the pair tangling as they followed Vettel into the first corner.

2016 Race Classification

Pos.

Driver

Constructor

Time/Retired

Grid

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:31:05.296

1

2

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

+5.011

3

3

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

+46.422

7

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+53.02

5

5

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

+1:02.093

2

6

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

+1:03.017

6

7

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+1:03.634

4

8

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

+1 Lap

9

9

Carlos Sainz

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1 Lap

20

10

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

+1 Lap

11

11

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

+1 Lap

10

12

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+1 Lap

15

13

Esteban Gutierrez

Haas-Ferrari

+2 Laps

13

14

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

+2 Laps

14

15

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

+2 Laps

21

16

 Kevin Magnussen

Renault

+2 Laps

22

17

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT-Mercedes

+2 Laps

17

18

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

+2 Laps

18

19

Rio Haryanto

MRT-Mercedes

+2 Laps

19

Ret

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

Overheating

8

Ret

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

Water leak

16

Ret

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

Engine

12

 

The podium (L to R): Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari, second; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams, third. 12.06.2016. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, Race Day
The podium (L to R): Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari, second; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams, third. 12.06.2016. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, Race Day

Did you know?

DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel Vettel has not won back-to-back Grand Prix since he won the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. That race ended a 9-race run of victories that started in

Belgium, (BEL, ITA, SIN, KOR, JAP, IND, ABU, USA, BRA)

Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are now the only drivers to have finished in the points in all races so far this season

Hamilton is just 4 pole positions from equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 F1 GP pole positions. Since he has been at Mercedes he has taken pole 38 times already. That is over 40% of all races he’s started for the team (38/ 81 = 46.9%). He is also just 1 behind Ayrton Senna’s (second-best) career total of 65 pole

positions. Clearly he could equal Senna’s total on Saturday

Hamilton has scored 12 F1 ‘hat-tricks’ (pole, win and fastest lap in the same event). Only Michael Schumacher with 22 F1 hat-tricks has now scored more

Hamilton has won (55) 28.4% of all GP he’s started (194) and is in the top 10 drivers races to win ratio of all-time. This is how he compares: -1. Fangio 47.0%, 2. Ascari 40.6%, 3. Clark 34.7%, 4. M. Schumacher 29.7%, 5. Hamilton 28.4%, 6. Ja. Stewart 27.2%, 7. Prost 25.6%, 8. A. Senna 25.5%, 9. Vettel 24.5% (45/ 184), 10. S. Moss 24.2%

Hamilton has now led 103 different F1 Grand Prix races. Only Michael Schumacher has led more (142)

WARNING. Mercedes might celebrate Valtteri Bottas’s 100th Grand Prix in Canada. Canada will be the 100th time he will have been present in the entry list for a F1

World Championship Grand Prix event but, to date he has ‘only’ made 83 race starts. Of the other 16, 15 are accounted for by Free Practice appearances for Williams in

2012 and 1 late withdrawal from the event due to a back injury picked up in qualifying, in Australia 2015

The next podium of Bottas’s F1 career will be his 13th and will equal Gilles Villeneuve (and Jochen Rindt, Francois Cevert, Didier Pironi and Nick Heidfeld too)

Kimi Raikkonen’s next win if ever it comes will be the 21st of his F1 career and will also be the most by a Finnish driver in F1. Currently he shares the record of 20 wins

by a Finn with Mika Hakkinen

The Spanish Grand Prix marked the first anniversary of Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix win. He has until the Singapore Grand Prix in September to win a second

while still a teenager. (20th birthday on September 30th 2017). He is of course, so far the only teenager in F1 history to win a F1 World Championship Grand Prix and could

still become the only teenager to take pole position too for a F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Max and Ricardo Rodriguez who started the 1961 Italian Grand Prix

from P2 in his Ferrari when aged 19 years and 208 days are the only teenage drivers to date to have started a Grand Prix from the front row (Max the youngest, at the

2016 Belgian Grand Prix where he started P2 he was aged18 years and 333 days

Sergio Perez needs just 1 more podium to become the Mexican driver with the most F1 podiums (currently = with Pedro Rodriguez on 7)

CONSTRUCTORS

Ferrari has still not scored consecutive pole positions since Fernando Alonso took pole for the Scuderia at the 2012 British and German Grand Prix and has still not scored a consecutive front row lock-out since Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa lock-out the front row for the 2006 US and French Grand Prix

Ferrari last season was the only team to score championship points at all 21 events

Mercedes in Monaco ended a 21-race run on the podium

Mercedes in Canada will be aiming to lockout the front row for the 49th time. The all-time record is 62 and is jointly held by McLaren and Williams

Mercedes’s fastest lap of the race in Spain courtesy of Lewis Hamilton was the marque’s 50th as a F1 World Championship constructor

Red Bull has achieved a podium result for at least one of their drivers podium in 101 different F1 Grand Prix

The current Williams team traces its origins back to the setting up of Williams Grand Prix Engineering by Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977. This year the team will

be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The team began by running a March for Belgian Patrick Neve who sadly died earlier is year and later in 1978, became a constructor

running a single FW06 car for Alan Jones. In 1979 the team expanded to 2 cars with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones. Regazzoni won Williams’s first Grand Prix, at Silversone

in 1979 while Jones claimed Williams’s first driver’s and first constructor’s titles in 1980. Frank Williams had made his first forays into F1 in 1969, running a Brabham for

Piers Courage. Campaigns with De Tomaso, private March’s, with his own cars and ex-works Heskeths latterly in conjunction with Canadian-Austrian entrepreneur Walter

Wolf followed but it wasn’t until Williams teamed up with Head and started a new team all over again that Williams’s F1 fortunes really took off

Force India is the only constructors to have finished both cars in each of the 6 Grand Prix so far this season

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

The Montreal circuit is dedicated to the memory of Gilles Villeneuve. 2017 is the 40th anniversary of Villeneuve’s F1 Grand Prix debut, for McLaren at Silverstone in 1977

Lewis Hamilton is looking for a 6th Canadian Grand Prix win. The record is 7 by Michael Schumacher. Between the pair they have won over 25% of all F1 World

Championship-qualifying Canadian Grand Prix and nearly 1/3rd of all Grand Prix on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (12 of 47 and 12 of 37)

It is 10 years since Hamilton won his first Grand Prix, here in 2007

Hamilton is chasing a 3rd Canadian Grand Prix win in a row. His last 2 wins here were both from pole and in all of his 5 wins here to date he has started the race from

the front row. To date only Michael Schumacher has won this race 3 times consecutively (2002 – 2004) and he wasn’t on pole for any of them so could Hamilton become the first to win 3 in-a-row from pole?

John Watson (GBR), McLaren MP4, finished second. Canadian Grand Prix, Rd14, Montreal, Canada, 27 September 1981
John Watson (GBR), McLaren MP4, finished second. Canadian Grand Prix, Rd14, Montreal, Canada, 27 September 1981

Driver’s Championship standing

POS

DRIVER

POINTS

1

Sebastian Vettel

129

2

Lewis Hamilton

104

3

Valtteri Bottas

75

4

Kimi Raikkonen

67

5

Daniel Ricciardo

52

6

Max Verstappen

45

7

Sergio Perez

34

8

Carlos Sainz

25

9

Felipe Massa

20

10

Esteban Ocon

19

11

Nico Hulkenberg

14

12

Romain Grosjean

9

13

Kevin Magnussen

5

14

Pascal Wehrlein

4

15

Daniil Kvyat

4

16

Jolyon Palmer

0

17

Marcus Ericsson

0

18

Lance Stroll

0

19

Fernando Alonso

0

20

Antonio Giovinazzi

0

21

Stoffel Vandoorne

0

 

Constructor’s Championship standing

POS

CONSTRUCTOR

POINTS

1

Ferrari

196

2

Mercedes

179

3

Red Bull/Renault

97

4

Force India/Mercedes

53

5

Toro Rosso/Renault

29

6

Williams/Mercedes

20

7

Renault

14

8

Haas/Ferrari

14

9

Sauber/Ferrari

4

10

McLaren/Honda

0

 

Driver’s penalty points:

Driver

Penalty points

Jolyon Palmer

7

Sebastian Vettel

6

Carlos Sainz

5

Kevin Magnussen

5

Sergio Perez

5

Nico Hulkenberg

4

Esteban Ocon

4

Daniil Kvyat

3

Romain Grosjean

3

Stoffel Vandoorne

3

Pascal Wehrlein

2

Kimi Raikkonen

2

Felipe Massa

2

Lewis Hamilton

2

Jenson Button

2

Max Verstappen

1

 

08.06.2008 Montreal, Canada, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), McLaren Mercedes, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari - Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Sunday Race
08.06.2008 Montreal, Canada, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), McLaren Mercedes, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari - Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Canadian Grand Prix, Sunday Race

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