Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Tag

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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Max Verstappen put together perhaps his most complete race of the season after starting and finishing third in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Although the 20-year-old Dutchman was within striking distance of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in second-place, the laps ticked down and he crossed the finish line just under one second behind. The result ties his best finish on the year as he touches the podium for the second time over the span of the last three races. Additionally, he scored the fastest lap of the raceRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen made it a clean sweep in Friday practice for the Canadian Grand Prix as he set the quickest time of second practice at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After eclipsing Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by just under a tenth of a second in the morning session the afternoon 90 minutes saw the Dutch driver edge Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen by 0.130s, and gap Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo by four tenths of a second. Verstappen’s afternoon best of 1:12.198 wasn’t a definitive statement, however. The DutchmanRead 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
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 beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just six hundredths of a second to claim a fifth career Canadian Grand Prix pole position, putting him just one adrift of Michael Schumacher’s record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After setting an impressive lap of 1:13.076 to top the list at the end of Q2, Hamilton ramped up the pace even further with his first run in Q3, lowering the benchmark to 1:12. 812. Rosberg followed almost immediately and while the German’s lap was similarly outstanding, he could not outpace hisRead More
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
Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time of the first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix as running got underway at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Felipe Massa’s session ended early, however, after the Brazilian crashed heavily at the first corner, destroying the rear end of his Williams car. Massa’s crash came just before the half hour mark in the session, when on the approach to Turn One the back end of his car snapped out under braking and he spun and slid backwards into the barriers, sustaining a heavy impactRead 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 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