Formula One

Formula One - Canadian Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, June 9
SITE: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
TRACK: 4.361 km (2.709) miles) 14-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 44th
TELEVISION: NBC
START TIME: 2 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, June 8/1 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Lewis Hamilton
RUNNER-UP: Romain Grosjean
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (finished 4)
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.)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Lewis Hamilton26Nico Rosberg5
2Romain Grosjean77Mark Webber4
3Sergio Perez158Kimi Raikkonen12
4Sebastian Vettel19Kamui Kobayashi11
5Fernando Alonso310Felipe Massa6
2012 Canadian Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 198.207 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 32 mins., 29.586 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.513 secs.
CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 20
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 14
FASTEST LAP: Sebastian Vettel, 1:15.752, lap 70
POLE WINNER: Sebastian Vettel (1:13.784)
Past Canadian Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
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)
2012 -- Sebastian Vettl -- 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 26)
SITE: Circuit de Monaco -- Monte Carlo, Monaco
LAPS: 78
MILES: 161.887 (260.520 km)
WINNER: Nico Rosberg
RUNNER-UP: Sebastian Vettel
THIRD: Mark Webber
FOURTH: Lewis Hamilton
FIFTH: Adrian Sutil
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 17 mins., 52.056 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 113.378 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.888 secs.
Canadian Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Renault/Red Bull
2Mark Webber (Queanbeyan, Australia)Renault/Red Bull
3Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari/Scuderia
4Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Ferrari/Scuderia
5Jenson Button (Frome, England)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
6Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Renault/Lotus
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Renault/Lotus
9Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
10 *Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
11Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Ferrari/Sauber
12Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Ferrari/Sauber
14Paul di Resta (Livingston, Scotland)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
15Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
16Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Renault/Williams
17Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Renault/Williams
18Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
19Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
20Charles Pic (Montelimar, France)Renault/Caterham
21Giedo van der Garde (Rhenen, Nether.)Renault/Caterham
22Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Cosworth/Marussia
23Max Chilton (Reigate, England)Cosworth/Marussia
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Lewis Hamilton---------Won19---Won24Won
Romain Grosjean------------------------2
Sergio Perez------------------------3
Sebastian Vettel------------8---424
Fernando Alonso1318Won716---3225
Nico Rosberg------211010---6116
Mark Webber15512912---537
Kimi Raikkonen5Won3518---------8
Felipe Massa1145DSQ5---15610
Jenson Button31392011---2Won16
 
Mover of the Week
Paul di Resta - started 17 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Sebastian Vettel
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 4
 
NOTES:
The Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal is the seventh round on the 2013 Formula One calendar.

The have been 43 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, who retired from F1 for good at the conclusion of the 2012 season, 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 2012. 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 30 British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. Mark Webber won last year's race there.

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