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Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2017

June 11, 2017 2 p.m. (local time)
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Length 4361 km km
Laps 70
Race Distance 305.270 km
Lap Record 1:13.622 - R Barrichello (2004)

Mercedes-Benz at the Canada Grand Prix

During the 1960s the country's Grand Prix had two homes: Mosport Park one year (in the English speaking part of the country) and Mont-Tremblant (in French speaking Quebec) the next. By 1970, however, Mont-Tremblant was deemed too dangerous and the race was moved full time to Mosport Park.

In 1977 the French Canadians, motivated by the success of local hero Gilles Villeneuve, decided to create a race track. Building a new circuit simply wasn't feasible, however, owing to both time and financial constraints. Their solution was simple and effective. Taking the Île Notre-Dame, they connected all of the island's roads and made a course.

After $2m was spent upgrading the circuit to Formula One standards, the first race was held in October 1978. Gilles Villeneuve, who was yet to win a Formula One race, took a memorable victory at his home Grand Prix. Following his tragic death in 1982, the track was renamed the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in his honour.

Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz Power
Wins 2 8
Podiums 5 17
Pole Positions 3 7
Front Row Starts 7 16
Fastest Laps 1 8
Starts 7 22

2017 Information

Timetable
Session Local Time (EDT) Brackley (BST) Stuttgart (CEST)
Practice 1 - Friday 10:00-11:30 15:00-16:30 16:00-17:30
Practice 2 - Friday 14:00-15:30 19:00-20:30 20:00-21:30
Practice 3 - Saturday 10:00-11:00 15:00-16:00 16:00-17:00
Qualifying - Saturday 13:00-14:00 18:00-19:00 19:00-20:00
Race - Sunday 14:00-16:00 19:00-21:00 20:00-22:00
Other information
2017 Tyre Compounds Ultrasoft / Supersoft / Soft

Circuit Characteristics

Circuit Length 4.361 km
Race Laps 70
Race Distance 305.270 km
Lap Record 1:13.622
Record Holder BAR (2002)
Number of Corners 14 (6 Left / 8 Right)
Pit Lane Lengtd Under Speed Limit Control 401.1 m
Pit Lane Time at 80 km / h 18 s
Distance from Pole to Turn 1 Apex 362.1 m
Highest Lateral G 3.4 (T5)
% of Lap / Lap Distance at Full tdrottle 45 % / 59 %
Fuel Consumption ( 1= Low / 3 = High) 3
Braking Event 6 (4 heavy)
Track Evolution (P1 - Qualifying) Low
DRS Zone T 12-13 / 14-1
Key Overtaking Opportunities T 13

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