Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 9th June 2019 20:08
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361
Race Distance: 305.270
Lap Record: 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2004)

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was renamed in honour of the popular Canadian driver following his death in 1982. It is situated on the Ile de Notre Dame, a man-made island in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, in the city of Montreal. The original name of the circuit was Ile Notre Dame Circuit. The temporary road course is quite fast and tough on the cars, but it is not as challenging for drivers as other Formula 1 tracks. Teams with the best engine performance and durability have traditionally performed well here.

The circuit is 4.36 kilometers long and the driving direction is clockwise. A total of 13 corners with 8 right turns and 5 left turns. Turn 10 is a very tight hairpin, named L'Epingle, that offers the best overtaking opportunity and exit is also vital to catch the right line and carry momentum onto the following straight. The hairpin is one of the best options for the spectators. The last chicane is also a possible overtaking spot. Because of the temporary nature of the circuit there is no grip at all to start with, but grip levels improve constantly throughout the weekend.