2021 Canadian Grand Prix Weekend Information

?? THE 2021 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 7. 11th – 13th June.

1042nd 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 11th June
Free Practice 1 (11:30am Local Time/ 4:30pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 8pm UK Time)

Saturday 12th June
Free Practice 3 (11am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Qualifying (2pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)

Sunday 13th June
The 2021 Canadian Grand Prix (2pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)


WEEKEND MILESTONES

  • This will be the 300th Grand Prix to feature a Mexican driver on the grid.
  • This will be the 41st F1 race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, making the venue only the sixth to have held more than forty rounds of the World Championship.
  • The 2021 Canadian Grand Prix will be the eighth race to be held on 13th June. It’s the first race to be held on this date since the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix. The date becomes the eleventh date on which eight or more World Championship races have been held.
  • The 37th lap of the 2021 Canadian Grand Prix will be the 2,800th racing lap to take place at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

READ MORE IN MILESTONES AND RECORDS TO BREAK


WEEKEND NOTES

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


CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE TRACK GUIDE

The streets of the Ile Notre Dame island have seen plenty of chaos and surprises over the years. As one of the most well liked and well-attended Grands Prix of the season, the Canadian round of the championship always seems to deliver.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is situated on the man-made island of Notre Dame, just a stone’s throw from Montreal. The island, on the St Lawrence River, was constructed to celebrate Canada’s centennial, and for Expo 67, widely regarded as the most successful World’s Fair of the twentieth century. The site continued to host exhibitions after, but declining attendance figures saw the area begin to struggle. In 1975, the area was transformed, ready to host the rowing and canoeing events for the 1976 Olympics, which were being held in Montreal.

READ MORE IN OUR ULTIMATE TRACK GUIDE


PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. The drivers appearing in the press conference are yet to be announced.

The media will also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. The team members appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend are yet to be announced.


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 is yet to be announced.


WEATHER FORECAST

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


TYRE SELECTIONS

In 2021, each team will be supplied with the same selection of tyres by Pirelli: two sets of hard compounds, three sets of medium compounds and eight sets of soft compounds. Pirelli will supply the C3, C4 and C5 compounds for this race weekend.


2019 CANADIAN GP 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.


FASTEST EVER LAP


RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

 Session201720182019
Free Practice 11:13.809 (Lewis Hamilton)1:13.302 (Max Verstappen)1:12.767 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 21:12.935 (Kimi Raikkonen)1:12.198 (Max Verstappen)1:12.177 (Charles Leclerc)
Free Practice 31:12.572 (Sebastian Vettel)1:11.599 (Max Verstappen)1:10.843 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying1:11.459 (Lewis Hamilton)1:10.764 (Sebastian Vettel)1:10.240 (Sebastian Vettel)
Grand Prix1:14.551 (Lewis Hamilton)1:13.864 (Max Verstappen)1:13.078 (Valtteri Bottas)

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