Formula One - Canadian Grand Prix Preview


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Date: Sunday, June 8

Start Time: 2 p.m. ET

Site: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Track: 4.361 km (2.709) miles) 14-turn road course

Laps: 70

Miles: 189.694 (305.270 km)

Capacity: 100,000+

Total purse:


Year: 45th



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Race record: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 hr., 28 mins., 24.803 secs.)

Qualifying record: Ralf Schumacher, 2004 (1 min., 12.275 secs.)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Sebastian Vettel

Runner up: Fernando Alonso

Pole winner: Sebastian Vettel (1:25.425)

Top 10:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Start: 1)

2. Fernando Alonso (6)

3. Lewis Hamilton (2)

4. Mark Webber (5)

5. Nico Rosberg (4)

6. Jean-Eric Vergne (7)

7. Paul di Resta (17)

8. Felipe Massa (16)

9. Kimi Raikkonen (10)

10. Adrian Sutil (8)

Average speed: 198.759 kph

Time of race: 1 hr., 32 mins., 9.143 secs.

Margin of victory: 14.408 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Past winners

2013 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 198.759 kph/1:32:9.143

2012 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 198.207 kph/1:32:29.586

2011 Jenson Button, McLaren-Mercedes, 74.864 kph/4:04:39.537

2010 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 195.079 kph/1:33:53.456

2009 , , ot Held

2008 Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 189.987 kph/1:36:24.447

2007 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 175.799 kph/1:44:11.292

2006 Fernando Alonso, Renault, 193.572 kph/1:34:37.308

2005 Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren-Mercedes, 198.754 kph/1:32:09.290

2004 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 207.165 kph/1:28:24.803

2003 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 200.777 kph/1:31:13.591

2002 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:33:36.111

2001 Ralf Schumacher, Williams-BMW, 1:34:31.522

2000 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:41:12.313

1999 Mika Hakkinen, McLaren, 1:41:35.727

1998 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:40:57.355

1997 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:17:40.646

1996 Damon Hill, Williams, 1:36:03.465

1995 Jean Alesi, Ferrari, 1:44:54.171

1994 Michael Schumacher, Benetton, 1:44:31.887

1993 Alain Prost, Williams, 1:36:41.822

1992 Gerhard Berger, McLaren, 1:37:08.299

1991 Nelson Piquet, Benetton, 1:38:51.490

1990 Ayrton Senna, McLaren, 1:42:56.400

1989 Thierry Boutsen, Williams, 2:01:24.073

1988 Ayrton Senna, McLaren, 1:39:46.618

1987 , , ot Held

1986 Nigel Mansell, Williams, 1:42:26.415

1985 Michele Alboreto, Ferrari, 1:46:01.813

1984 Nelson Piquet, Brabham, 1:46:23.748

1983 Rene Arnoux, Ferrari, 1:48:31.838

1982 Nelson Piquet, Brabham-BMW, 1:46:39.577

1981 Jacques Laffite, Ligier-Matra, 2:01:25.20

1980 Alan Jones, Williams-Ford, 1:46:45.53

1979 Alan Jones, Williams-Ford, 1:52:06.892

1978 Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, 1:57:49.196

1977 Jody Scheckter, Wolf-Ford, 1:40:00.00

1976 James Hunt, McLaren-Ford, 1:40:09.626

1975 , , ot Held

1974 Emerson Fittipaldi, McLaren-Ford, 1:40:26.136

1973 Peter Revson, McLaren-Ford, 1:59:04.083

1972 Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1:43:16.9

1971 Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1:55:12.9

1970 Jacky Ickx, Ferrari, 2:21:18.4

1969 Jacky Ickx, Brabham-Ford, 1:59:25.7

1968 Denny Hulme, McLaren-Ford, 2:27:11.2

1967 Jack Brabham, Brabham-Repco, 2:40:40.0

Last race

Race: Monaco Grand Prix (May 25)

Site: Circuit de Monaco -- Monte Carlo, Monaco

Miles: 161.887 (260.520 km)

Laps: 78

Finish line order: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg

Time of Race: 1 hr., 49 mins., 27.661 secs.

Average speed: 142.801 kph

Margin of victory: 9.210 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Lap leaders:

Entry list

#1 * Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#3 Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#4 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#6 Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mercedes

#7 Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland) Ferrari

#8 Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Renault

#9 Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden) Caterham-Renault

#10 Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan) Caterham-Renault

#11 Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico) Force India-Mercedes

#13 Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Renault

#14 Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain) Ferrari

#17 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#19 Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Williams-Mercedes

#20 Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark) McLaren-Mercedes

#21 Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico Sauber-Ferrari

#22 Jenson Button (Frome, England) McLaren-Mercedes

#25 Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France) Toro Rosso-Renault

#26 Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Toro Rosso-Renault

#27 Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany) Force India-Mercedes

#44 Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England) Mercedes

#77 Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland) Williams-Mercedes

#99 Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany) Sauber-Ferrari

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sebastian Vettel 8 4 2 4 Won
Fernando Alonso Ret Won 7 Ret 3 Ret 5 2
Lewis Hamilton Won Ret Won Ret Won 3
Nico Rosberg Ret 10 10 6 11 6 5
Kimi Raikkonen Won 3 5 Ret 8 9
Jenson Button Ret 9 Ret 11 2 Won 16 12
Daniel Ricciardo 14 15


The Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal is the seventh round on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

The have been 44 previous F1-sanctioned Canadian GPs. Jack Brabham won the inaugural race in 1967. The event was held at Mosport Park, as were the races in 1969, 1971-74 and 1976-77. In 1968 and '70, the event was held at Mont- Tremblant. It moved to its present site in 1978 and has been there since then. The Canadian GP was not held in 1975, '87 and 2009.

Originally named the Ile Notre-Dame Circuit, it was renamed in honor of Gilles Villeneuve after his death on May 8, 1982, caused by an accident during the final qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix. In 1978, Villeneuve won the inaugural grand prix held on the island.

Of the current F1 calendar, the other circuit named in honor of a former driver is the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, home of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most victories in the Canadian GP with seven. Schumacher posted three consecutive wins in this race from 2002-04. His other victories there came in 1994, '97, '98 and 2000.

Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes is the only active driver who has multiple victories in the Canadian GP. Hamilton scored his first career F1 grand prix win and pole victory in this race in 2007. He also won in Canada in 2010 and '12. All three of those wins came when he drove for McLaren.

Thierry Boutsen (1989), Jean Alesi (1995) and Robert Kubica (2008) also scored their maiden F1 wins in the Canadian GP.

Round 8 in this year's F1 world championship is the June 22 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria. It will be the first time F1 competes in that country since 2003.

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