Canadian Grand Prix Tag

Sebastian Vettel proved the value of the updates brought by Ferrari to this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix by claiming top spot in final practice at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The session was ended early, however, when Renault’s Kevin Magnussen crashed out with eight minutes remaining, resulting in red flags. Key to the updates Ferrari has added to its car in Canada is a new turbocharger and its effect were felt this morning when four-time champion ended the abbreviated session as the only man to dip under the 1:14s mark. VettelRead More
After topping the morning session at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Lewis Hamilton doubled up in second free practice in Canada, beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to top spot by 0.25s. Hamilton’s best time, on the ultrasoft compound Pirelli tyres, was a 1:14.212, almost two tenths of a second up on his pole position time of 2015. Vettel pressed the defending champion hard though. In the opening session the German was half a second adrift of his Mercedes rivals but on ultrasofts Vettel powered to a lap of 1:14.469 to get toRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor In a special press conference held today from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Dutch brewery Heineken finally unveiled its new and much speculated sponsorship deal with Formula One. The deal runs through 2020 but has an option to extend through 2023 and is reportedly worth up to $250 million. A major tenet of the deal will see Heineken serve as the title sponsor for three races per season from 2017 on, they will also be the title sponsor for this September’s Italian Grand Prix as well.Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor According to multiple sources, Formula One is on the verge of a major sponsorship deal with Dutch brewing giant Heineken. The details of which are set to be announced in a special Thursday press conference as part of the build up to next month’s Canadian Grand Prix. A leak to the Dutch media has all but confirmed the impending deal which is part of a massive push by the brand, which already has major sponsorship deals with titans such as the UEFA Football League and theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Following a successful test at Barcelona in Spain earlier this week, Renault is ready to push their upgraded power unit for the Monaco Grand Prix. Renault believed it was reliable enough during testing to warrant an early debut, having originally set the debut for the Canadian Grand Prix, the race following Monaco. By moving up the date, the French manufacturer will only be able to give one version to each of their two teams. Overall, the new power unit is expected to be 0.5s faster perRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pirelli has revealed that their new ultra-soft tire compound will debut at this season’s Monaco Grand Prix. The ultra-soft tire is designed to be used at all streets circuits, beginning at the famous Monte Carlo race. Formula 1’s main tire supplier since the 2011 season, Pirelli will also have super-soft and soft compounds available to choose from. 13 sets in all are available to the teams. One of each compound will be set aside by Pirelli, which will see the super-soft and soft tires set asideRead More
Roberto Merhi
The Manor F1 Team confirms that current driver Roberto Merhi is in no danger of losing his seat following the signing of Fabio Leimer for the reserve driver role. Leimer, the 2013 GP2 champion, was signed last week following the arrival of former Mercedes technical director Bob Bell, who was brought on as a team consultant for the remainder of the season. Merhi’s contract has been confirmed on a race-by-race basis since the Spanish Grand Prix, while teammate Will Stevens’ deal is through the end of the year. Graeme Lowdon,Read More
Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in a thrilling Canadian Grad Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve today. Despite late race instructions from the team to lift and coast 50 and then 100 meters entering the corners to save fuel, Hamilton had the race well in hand over team mate Nico Rosberg and crossed the line 2.285 seconds clear to claim his fourth victory of the year. Vettel and Massa move forward Behind Hamilton the race was frantic and fantastic for all 70 laps. A major talking point were Ferrari’s Sebastian VettelRead More
After a stellar performance on Saturday for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve that saw Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado qualify 5th and 6th respectively, the team aims for its best outing in nearly two years. Grosjean finished third FP3 with a time of 1:16.772 behind Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen. The daunting number is how far the Lotus F1 team was behind the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS machine driven by Rosberg – exactly 1.112s back. Both squads are powered with Mercedes engines. Still, theRead More
Lewis Hamilton is now six for seven in poles this year after a dominating performance during Q3 for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton recovered from not being able to practice in FP3 to out qualify his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team teammate Nico Rosberg by nearly three tenths and the Mercedes duo were the only two drivers to record laps below 1m15s. “The first lap was pretty good; it could have been better,” said Hamilton. “Then the next lap started off bad but then was good in the middle sectorRead More