Formula One - Canadian Grand Prix Preview

From The Sports Network

 
DATE: Sunday, June 8
SITE: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
TRACK: 4.361 km (2.709) miles) 14-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 45th
TELEVISION: NBC
START TIME: 2 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, June 7/1 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel
RUNNER-UP: Fernando Alonso
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (finished 1)
LAPS: 70
MILES: 189.694 (305.270 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Ralf Schumacher, 2004 (1 min., 12.275 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 hr., 28 mins., 24.803 secs.)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Sebastian Vettel16Jean-Eric Vergne7
2Fernando Alonso67Paul di Resta17
3Lewis Hamilton28Felipe Massa16
4Mark Webber59Kimi Raikkonen10
5Nico Rosberg410Adrian Sutil8
2013 Canadian Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 198.759 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 32 mins., 9.143 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 14.408 secs.
CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 19
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 5
FASTEST LAP: Mark Webber, 1:16.182, lap 69
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (1:25.425)
Past Canadian Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 198.759 kph/1:32:9.143
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 198.207 kph/1:32:29.586
2011 -- Jenson Button (7) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 74.864 kph/4:04:39.537
2010 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 195.079 kph/1:33:53.456
2009 -- Not Held
2008 -- Robert Kubica (2) -- BMW Sauber -- 189.987 kph/1:36:24.447
2007 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 175.799 kph/1:44:11.292
2006 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Renault -- 193.572 kph/1:34:37.308
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen (7) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 198.754 kph/1:32:09.290
2004 -- Michael Schumacher (6) -- Ferrari -- 207.165 kph/1:28:24.803
2003 -- Michael Schumacher (3) -- Ferrari -- 200.777 kph/1:31:13.591
2002 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:33:36.111
2001 -- Ralf Schumacher (2) -- Williams-BMW -- 1:34:31.522
2000 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:41:12.313
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen (2) -- McLaren -- 1:41:35.727
1998 -- Michael Schumacher (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:40:57.355
1997 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:17:40.646
1996 -- Damon Hill (1) -- Williams -- 1:36:03.465
1995 -- Jean Alesi (5) -- Ferrari -- 1:44:54.171
1994 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Benetton -- 1:44:31.887
1993 -- Alain Prost (1) -- Williams -- 1:36:41.822
1992 -- Gerhard Berger (4) -- McLaren -- 1:37:08.299
1991 -- Nelson Piquet (8) -- Benetton -- 1:38:51.490
1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:42:56.400
1989 -- Thierry Boutsen (6) -- Williams -- 2:01:24.073
1988 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:39:46.618
1987 -- Not Held
1986 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams -- 1:42:26.415
1985 -- Michele Alboreto (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:46:01.813
1984 -- Nelson Piquet (1) -- Brabham -- 1:46:23.748
1983 -- Rene Arnoux (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:48:31.838
1982 -- Nelson Piquet (4) -- Brabham-BMW -- 1:46:39.577
1981 -- Jacques Laffite (10) -- Ligier-Matra -- 2:01:25.20
1980 -- Alan Jones (2) -- Williams-Ford -- 1:46:45.53
1979 -- Alan Jones (1) -- Williams-Ford -- 1:52:06.892
1978 -- Gilles Villeneuve (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:57:49.196
1977 -- Jody Scheckter (9) -- Wolf-Ford -- 1:40:00.00
1976 -- James Hunt (1) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:40:09.626
1975 -- Not Held
1974 -- Emerson Fittipaldi (1) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:40:26.136
1973 -- Peter Revson (2) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:59:04.083
1972 -- Jackie Stewart (5) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:43:16.9
1971 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:55:12.9
1970 -- Jacky Ickx (2) -- Ferrari -- 2:21:18.4
1969 -- Jacky Ickx (1) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:59:25.7
1968 -- Denny Hulme (6) -- McLaren-Ford -- 2:27:11.2
1967 -- Jack Brabham (7) -- Brabham-Repco -- 2:40:40.0
 
NOTE: Race changed to 70 laps (1978, 80, 82-85, 90, 2001-present), 69 lap race
(1986-89, 91-94, 96, 98-2000), 54 lap race (1997), 68 lap race (1995),
63 lap race (1981), 72 lap race (1979), 80 lap race (1972-77), 64 lap
race (1971), 90 lap race (1967-70).
 
Past Canadian Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2012 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 4
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 2
2010 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2009 -- Not Held
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 19
2007 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2006 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2005 -- Jenson Button -- 13
2004 -- Ralf Schumacher -- 17
2003 -- Ralf Schumacher -- 2
2002 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 16
2001 -- Michael Schumacher -- 2
2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1999 -- Michael Schumacher -- 15
1998 -- David Coulthard -- 15
1997 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1996 -- Damon Hill -- 1
1995 -- Michael Schumacher -- 5
1994 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1992 -- Ayrton Senna -- 18
1991 -- Riccardo Patrese -- 3
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1989 -- Alain Prost -- 21
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1987 -- Not Held
1986 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1985 -- Elio de Angelis -- 5
1984 -- Nelson Piquet -- 1
1983 -- Rene Arnoux -- 1
1982 -- Didier Pironi -- 9
1981 -- Nelson Piquet -- 5
1980 -- Nelson Piquet -- 16
1979 -- Alan Jones -- 1
1978 -- Jean-Pierre Jarier -- 16
1977 -- Mario Andretti -- 9
1976 -- James Hunt -- 1
1975 -- Not Held
1974 -- Emerson Fittipaldi -- 1
1973 -- Ronnie Peterson -- 25
1972 -- Peter Revson --2
1971 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1970 -- Jackie Stewart -- 18
1969 -- Jacky Ickx -- 1
1968 -- Jochen Rindt -- 12
1967 -- Jim Clark -- 12
Last Race Results
RACE: Monaco Grand Prix (May 25)
SITE: Circuit de Monaco -- Monte Carlo, Monaco
LAPS: 78
MILES: 161.887 (260.520 km)
WINNER: Nico Rosberg
RUNNER-UP: Lewis Hamilton
THIRD: Daniel Ricciardo
FOURTH: Fernando Alonso
FIFTH: Nico Hulkenberg
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 49 mins., 27.661 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 142.801 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 9.210 secs.
Canadian Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1 *Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Red Bull Racing-Renault
3Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Red Bull Racing-Renault
4Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
6Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Ferrari
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Lotus-Renault
9Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)Caterham-Renault
10Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)Caterham-Renault
11Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Force India-Mercedes
13Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Lotus-Renault
14Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari
17Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
19Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Williams-Mercedes
20Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)McLaren-Mercedes
21Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Sauber-Ferrari
22Jenson Button (Frome, England)McLaren-Mercedes
25Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Toro Rosso-Renault
26Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)Toro Rosso-Renault
27Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Force India-Mercedes
44Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes
77Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Williams-Mercedes
99Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Sauber-Ferrari
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Sebastian Vettel---------8---424Won
Fernando AlonsoRetWon7Ret---3Ret52
Lewis Hamilton------WonRet---WonRetWon3
Nico Rosberg---Ret1010---61165
Kimi RaikkonenWon35Ret---------89
Jenson ButtonRet9Ret11---2Won1612
Daniel Ricciardo---------------------1415
 
Mover of the Week
Jules Bianchi - started 21 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Lewis Hamilton
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 2
 
NOTES:
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.

06/03 13:42:15 ET

As of June 3, 2014, at 01:42 PM ET
The Sports Network, a STATS Company. All Rights Reserved.  home | terms of use | privacy policy | comments | SportsNetworkdata.com