Canadian Grand Prix

For several years the only visit that Grand Prix racing has paid to North America has been to the Canadian circuit near Montreal. Each year the Canadian city is turned into the Formula 1 venue for a continent that is thrilled with motor car racing.

This race track has some nice long stretches but also has enough turns. The new tyres will not be used at the race which means all those small turns you see on the circuit will imply that tyre management will be critical towards winning the race. Unlike the Monaco Grand Prix, this race we might see more of the predictable. Mercedes winning the pole positions only to lose the race to RedBulls or Ferrari.


In 2011 the race was won by Jenson Button as he overtook Sebastian Vettel on the final lap to win the race. The race, held each June at the Ile Notre Dame in the city of Montreal. In 2011 the race was run in less than ideal conditions. The rainy weather created a wet track that slowed down cars and created true racing through the turns and straight-aways. The closely run race presented more opportunities for side by side racing and passing. The daring driving of Button on the last lap made for one of the more dramatic finishes in Formula 1 for the 2011 season. In June of 2012 the Formula 1 world will turn its attention to Montreal once again.

In 2012 we saw Lewis Hamilton win a race for team McLaren and he will be now racing for team Mercedes. He has done well in Montreal over the past 3 races winning 2 grand prix but it just seems inevitable that Fernando Alonso will start to put his stamp more on the season.

Countdown for the Canadian Grand Prix
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Over the weekend of June 8 through June 10 the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will come alive with the motor cars of Formula 1. The world’s greatest drivers will be present as Jenson Button attempts to defend his title against the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. The racing machines from Ferrari, Sauber and McLaren will all be present in a tussle for the manufacturer’s cup. The bragging rights to the title of best race car in the world will be decided in Montreal in 2012.

The Canadian Grand Prix takes place early in the Formula 1 season and is planned for the beginning of the summer months. Montreal has played host to the Canadian Grand Prix since the 1960s. Canadian fans have seen a host of Canadian drivers, including former champion Jacques Villeneuve all race here. The Canadian fans are some of the most passionate racing fans world-wide and make this race one of the most popular races. The audience for this race, in person and on television, has reached large numbers and been the most watched race some seasons. Visit Montreal in early June and take in the culture of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing.

Race happens June 10th, 2012

Circuit Information

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Lap Record: 1:13.662 R. Barrichello in 2004

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