2020 Canadian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇨🇦 THE 2020 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 8. 12th – 14th June.

1026th F1 GRAND PRIX | 57th CANADIAN GRAND PRIX | 41st GRAND PRIX AT CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE

2019 POLESITTER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 12th June
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time/ 8pm UK Time)

Saturday 13th June
Free Practice 3 (11am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Qualifying (2pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)

Sunday 14th June
The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time/ 7:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here. 

🇨🇦 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will overtake the Nurburgring as the circuit to have held the fifth-most Grands Prix in Formula 1 history.
  • If Lewis Hamilton wins the 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, he would equal Michael Schumacher’s record of most wins at a single event. Schumacher won the French Grand Prix eight times in his career, while Hamilton has won seven times so far in Canada. If he doesn’t equal the record this weekend, he’ll have another opportunity to do so in Hungary.
  • A win for Lewis Hamilton would see him surpass Michael Schumacher’s record tally of seven Canadian Grand Prix victories.
  • A win for Ferrari would see them equal McLaren’s record tally of thirteen victories at the Canadian Grand Prix.

You can find more information about the records which could be broken this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

Controversy reigned in Canada in 2019 as Sebastian Vettel crossed the line first but the win was awarded to Lewis Hamilton following a time penalty for the Ferrari driver.

A crash at the end of Q2 for Kevin Magnussen compromised the Haas team’s afternoon, as Romain Grosjean was unable to complete his final lap. The red flag also led to Max Verstappen being eliminated in Q2. Sebastian Vettel took his first pole position of the season by lapping two tenths faster than Lewis Hamilton. Vettel stayed ahead in a relatively drama-free opening lap, aside from for Alex Albon, who lost his front wing following contact with an Alfa Romeo. Lando Norris became the first retirement with a rear brake issue, leading to a suspension failure. The Renault drivers had a strong race, with Daniel Ricciardo defending hard from Valtteri Bottas for fifth place. Vettel came under increasing pressure from Hamilton as the midpoint of the race passed. On Lap 48, he ran wide and re-joined the track right in front of the Mercedes. His contentious re-entry on to the track led to him receiving a five second penalty. Meanwhile, further back Guenther Steiner was unimpressed with Magnussen labelling his day as “the worst experience I’ve ever had in any race car ever”. Vettel crossed the line first, but the win was given to Hamilton. Charles Leclerc finished on the final step of the podium. Vettel failed to return his car to parc-ferme, instead swapping the number boards and placing the number one in the empty space where his car should have been. Ferrari appealed the penalty, but the result stood following the team’s lack of new evidence.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

TBC

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

TBC


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be TBC.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

Pirelli are yet to reveal which tyre compounds will be used for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres will be announced closer to the event.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:13.809 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:13.302 (Max Verstappen) 1:12.767 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 2 1:12.935 (Kimi Raikkonen)
1:12.198 (Max Verstappen) 1:12.177 (Charles Leclerc)
Free Practice 3 1:12.572 (Sebastian Vettel)
1:11.599 (Max Verstappen) 1:10.843 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying 1:11.459 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:10.764 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:10.240 (Sebastian Vettel)
Grand Prix 1:14.551 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:13.864 (Max Verstappen) 1:13.078 (Valtteri Bottas)