Canadian Grand Prix Tag

By FIA Sebastian Vettel drove a textbook Canadian Grand Prix, leading every lap of the race to secure his 50th career grand prix win ahead of Mercedes Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. When the lights went out polesitter Vettel held his advantage into Turn 1. Behind, Verstappen made a good start and attacked Bottas, pulling alongside the Mercedes. Bottas held firm, however, and managed to stay in second position ahead of the Red Bull driver. Hamilton kept fourth but Daniel Ricciardo made his way past Kimi Räikkönen toRead More
By FIA Over the weekend of the 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, the FIA paid tribute to ASN Canada President Roger Peart who is stepping down from his role as a Formula 1 race steward after 38 years of service. Roger’s passion for motorsport was ignited at early age when he worked as race mechanic between 1949 and 1953, while he was still at school. After emigrating from the UK to Canada Roger became even more deeply involved in motor sport, this time as a competitor, driving in theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Romain Grosjean’s run of bad luck continued today when his Ferrari power unit began puffing smoke almost immediately after leaving the Haas F1 Team garage for his first run in Q1. The smoke billowed and the Frenchman was forced to stop his VF-18 before even leaving the pit lane. Despite Haas competing with Renault for best of the rest honors at most of the races this year, Grosjean has yet to score a point this year and sits at the back of the drivers standings withRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel took his 54th career pole position, beating Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen in a tight qualifying session the Canadian Grand Prix that saw the top three drivers separated by less than two tenths of a second. Ferrari set the pace in the opening session with Vettel going quickest. The German swapped times with team-mate Kimi Räikkönen before he settled into P1 with a lap of 1:11.710. Hamilton slotted into third despite a nervous moment at, with the Briton finishing just over a tenthRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen made it a clean sweep of practice sessions in Montreal, edging Sebastian Vettel by just under five hundredths of a second, with the German’s Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen two thousandths of a second further back. Verstappen, who had beaten Räikkönen by a tenth of a second in yesterday’s second practice session after pipping Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on Friday morning, jumped to the top of the final practice time sheet with 13 minutes to go. The Dutchman, who had run ultrasoft tyres early in the session,Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen went quickest in the first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing just over a tenth of a second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo to split the Red Bull drivers. Verstappen moved to the top of the order in the final half hour of the 90-minute session, using Pirelli’s hypersoft tyre to post a lap of 1:13.302s to eclipse Hamilton by almost half a second. The Briton, using the ultrasoft compound closed the gap shortly afterwards, however, getting to with a tenth ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With confidence restored, Esteban Ocon has sights set on a strong showing for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Frenchman endured a rough start to the 2018 Formula 1 season, scoring a lone point (Bahrain) through the opening five races, which included two retirements – both uncharacteristic considering last year he only had two results outside the top 10. However, he rebounded to put in an astounding top class drive when he finished sixth at the Monaco Grand Prix. Now, he readies for a returnRead More

Posted On June 14, 2017By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One

Canadian GP Stats

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Canadian Grand Prix gave us many new stats last weekend, not least of all was Lewis Hamilton tying his idol Ayrton Senna with 65 pole positions. Lewis is now just three from tying Michael Schumacher for the all time record of 68. Hamilton also won the Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time since he joined F1 in 2007. One more win in Canada and he will tie Schumacher again, this time for the most wins in Montreal. Schumacher still holds the record for mostRead More
Lewis Hamilton scored a comfortable Canadian Grand Prix victory ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas as championship leader Sebastian Vettel recovered from early race problems to finish fourth behind Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. Canadian rookie Lance Stroll, meanwhile, scored his first career F1 points with ninth place. At the start Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen made the best getaway to shoot down the inside to claim P2 as leader Hamilton went into Turn 1. Slow-starting front-row starter Sebastian Vettel was swamped. Bottas passed him as Vettel sustained broken wing elements in aRead More
Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace in Montreal to take the 65th pole position of his career and equal the marker set by his childhood hero Ayrton Senna. Hamilton’s lap of 1:11.459 was the fastest ever lap of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and was good enough to beat Ferraris Sebastian Vettel by 0.330s. Hamilton’s achievement was reward with the gift from the Senna family of a helmet worn in races by the legendary Brazilian driver. In Q1 both Vettel and Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were on track early and bothRead More