Mercedes have finished on the Canadian Grand Prix podium in every year since 2013, Red Bull have recorded only two retirements at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and McLaren have not scored here since 2014. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history at the Canadian Grand Prix!
WINS: 4, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 10 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: VERSTAPPEN 1st, PEREZ 6th
Red Bull have won the Canadian Grand Prix four times, including in each of the last two seasons. In addition to Max Verstappen’s wins in 2022 and 2023, Sebastian Vettel was victorious in 2013 and Daniel Ricciardo secured his maiden win with Red Bull here in 2014.
2011 and 2014 are the only seasons in which both Red Bull drivers have finished on the podium at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with the team yet to record a 1-2 finish at the track.
David Coulthard in 2007, Max Verstappen in 2017 and Sergio Perez in 2022 are the only Red Bull drivers to have recorded non-finishes at the Canadian Grand Prix, each as a result of mechanical issues. Aside from the non-finishes, Daniel Ricciardo’s 13th place finish in 2015 is the only other time that a Red Bull driver has failed to score at the track in the last 12 races at the track.
Red Bull have recorded five pole positions in Montreal. The first three – in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – were all courtesy of Sebastian Vettel, while Max Verstappen secured the team’s fourth and fifth poles at the track in 2022 and 2023. Mark Webber supplied the team’s only other front row qualifying position at the track in 2010.
In each of the last three Canadian races, a Red Bull driver has been eliminated in Q2. In 2019, Max Verstappen became the first Red Bull driver to be eliminated in Q2 at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2008 while Sergio Perez exited in Q2 in both 2022 and 2023. The team has never recorded a Q1 elimination at the track.
WINS: 4, POLES: 4, PODIUMS: 11 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: HAMILTON 3rd, RUSSELL DNF
Mercedes have appeared on the podium at every Canadian Grand Prix since 2013 and have won four of the last seven Montreal races. During their streak of three consecutive victories at the track between 2015 and 2017, they secured two 1-2 finishes.
Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are the only Mercedes drivers to have failed to finish a race in Montreal, in 2012, 2014 and 2023 respectively. Retirements aside, a Mercedes driver hasn’t finished outside of the top five at the circuit since 2012.
Michael Schumacher’s Q2 exit in 2010 is the only time a Mercedes driver has failed to qualify in the top ten for the Canadian Grand Prix. The team locked out the front row in all three Montreal races between 2014 and 2016.
With Lewis Hamilton qualifying fourth and George Russell eighth in 2022, it was the first time no Mercedes drivers qualified on the front row at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2013. Both drivers qualified in the top five in 2023, though neither appeared on the front row.
WINS: 11, POLES: 8, PODIUMS: 34 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: LECLERC 4th, SAINZ 5th
In 2018, Ferrari won their first Canadian Grand Prix since 2004. Sebastian Vettel came close to scoring a back-to-back win for the team in 2019, but a time penalty saw him finish second. Nevertheless, 2019 was the first time that both Ferrari drivers finished on the podium in Montreal since 2005.
2004 is one of three times Ferrari have recorded 1-2 finishes at the circuit, the other times being in 1985 and 2000. The team won the first race on the Ile Notre Dame island, with Gilles Villeneuve taking his first F1 victory at the circuit which is now named in his honour.
The team has scored in every race at the track since 1997, with 1996 being their most recent double non-finish here. Ferrari haven’t recorded a DNF in Montreal since Fernando Alonso failed to finish the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix.
Ferrari have taken eight poles at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, including in two of the last four races here. The team has never locked-out the front row at this track. 2019’s 1-3 qualifying result equalled their best ever at the circuit, from 2000.
Felipe Massa’s Q2 exit in 2013, Sebastian Vettel’s Q1 elimination in 2015 and Charles Leclerc’s Q2 exits in 2022 and 2023 are the only times a Ferrari driver has failed to qualify in the top ten at the Canadian Grand Prix since the knockout system was introduced in 2006. Before that, there were only nine other occasions where a Ferrari driver failed to qualify in the top ten. 1980, 1981 and 1986 are the only years where neither Ferrari driver qualified in the top ten.
WINS: 9, POLES: 8, PODIUMS: 20 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: PIASTRI 11th, NORRIS 13th
McLaren have failed to score a point at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2014. They’ve won nine times here in the past, most recently with Lewis Hamilton in 2012. In the past seven races, there have been only three occasions on which neither McLaren driver retired from the race.
The team’s best finish here in the past seven races is 11th, which they’ve recorded four times: Fernando Alonso in 2016, Carlos Sainz in 2019, Daniel Ricciardo in 2022 and Oscar Piastri in 2023. Lando Norris finished ninth on track in 2023 but a post-race time penalty dropped him to 13th in the final order.
McLaren have taken eight poles at the Canadian Grand Prix and have locked-out the front row five times at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Their most recent front row start here came in 2012, when Lewis Hamilton started from second on the grid.
Between 2013 and 2018, the team reached Q3 only twice, however both McLarens progressed to Q3 in 2019 and again in 2023.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: ALONSO 2nd, STROLL 9th
The Silverstone-based team has scored in all of the past eight Canadian Grands Prix and have recorded just a single retirement in Montreal since 2012. The team recorded three podium finishes in Canada under their Jordan guise, including a double top three result in 1995.
In 2023, Fernando Alonso gave Aston Martin their first podium appearance in Canada with second place, which was the Silverstone team’s first podium in Montreal since 1997. Between 1997 and 2022, their best result was fifth place – recorded by Giancarlo Fisichella in 2002, Nico Hulkenberg in 2014 and Sergio Perez in 2017.
With both Alonso and Lance Stroll finishing in the points 2023 was the team’s first double points scoring Canadian Grand Prix since 2017.
In the past seven Canadian Grands Prix, the Silverstone-based team has recorded three double Q3 appearances. Neither driver made it out of Q1 in 2019 nor 2022, but both reached Q2 in 2023. Alonso qualified in third place, recording the team’s best-ever Canadian Grand Prix qualifying result. Alonso’s third place later became a front row start due to a grid penalty for Nico Hulkenberg.
WINS: 3*, POLES: 3*, PODIUMS: 13* | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: OCON 8th, GASLY 12th
The Enstone-based team has recorded three victories at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Nelson Piquet took his final victory with Benetton at the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher won in 1994 and Fernando Alonso was victorious with Renault in 2006.
The team has recorded a further ten podium finishes at the track – the most recent of which was for Romain Grosjean, driving for Lotus in 2012. Between 1990 and 2000, 1995 was the only season in which no Benetton drivers finished on the podium.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been a strong track for the team in recent years. After both Renault drivers finished seventh and eighth in 2018, they finished sixth and seventh in 2019. On the team’s first appearance as Alpine in 2022, Esteban Ocon finished sixth, while Fernando Alonso finished ninth. Ocon scored again in 2023 but with Pierre Gasly 12th it was the first time since 2017 that only one of the team’s cars finished in the points at the track.
The Enstone team has recorded three pole positions at the Canadian Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher took pole for Benetton in 1994 and 1995, while Fernando Alonso started from the front for Renault in 2006. Renault locked-out the front row at the circuit in 2006. Alonso recorded the team’s first front row lockout here since 2006 in 2022, qualifying in second place in a damp qualifying session.
Since the knockout qualifying system was introduced there have been only six occasions that both of the team’s cars have qualified in the top ten in Montreal, three of those being in the last four races.
WINS: 7, POLES: 8, PODIUMS: 20 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: ALBON 7th, SARGEANT DNF
Williams have scored five wins and 20 podium finishes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. They took back to back podium finishes at the track in 2015 and 2016, with Valtteri Bottas finishing third on both occasions.
2018 was the first time that Williams failed to score a point at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2013. Though they failed to score, 2019 was the first time since 2015 that both Williams drivers crossed the finish line at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Alex Albon’s seventh place at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix saw Williams score their first points in Montreal since 2016, while Logan Sargeant recorded the team’s fifth DNF in the last eight races at the track.
Williams have taken eight poles at the Montreal track, the equal-most of any team. They have taken three front row lockouts at the circuit, most recently in 2003.
There have been only ten occasions since 1978 that neither Williams driver has qualified in the top ten in Montreal, and three of those have been in the last four races here. 2018 and 2019 are the only seasons where Williams have recorded double Q1 exits at the circuit.
With tenth place in 2023, Alex Albon recorded Williams’ first Q3 appearance at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2017. He even set the fastest time in the second stage of qualifying.
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WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: TSUNODA 14th, DE VRIES 18th
Daniil Kvyat’s tenth place finish at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix is the only time that the Red Bull junior team has scored at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve since 2016. After four consecutive Montreal races in which the team recorded at least one retirement, both cars did at least cross the finish line in 2023.
The 2017 race resulted in a double DNF for the team, their second at the track and first since 2007. Their best result here came in 2013, when Jean-Eric Vergne finished sixth. 2011 is the only season in which both of the Red Bull junior team’s drivers have scored points in Montreal.
The Red Bull junior team has reached the final part of qualifying only three times at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Both drivers reached Q3 in 2013, while Jean Eric-Vergne’s top ten appearance in qualifying in 2014 is the team’s only other top ten qualifying result.
In 2018, Pierre Gasly recorded Toro Rosso’s only Q1 exit from the previous seven races here. In four of the last seven Montreal races, both Toro Rosso cars have been eliminated in Q2, while both drivers were out in Q1 in 2022 and 2023. 2022 was the team’s first double Q1 exit at the track since 2008.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: BOTTAS 10th, ZHOU 16th
The former Sauber team scored their only F1 victory so far at the Canadian Grand Prix in 2008 with Robert Kubica. It was a 1-2 finish for the team, with Nick Heidfeld finishing as runner-up – the same position in which he’d finished the year before. Sergio Perez recorded the team’s only other podium finish at the circuit in 2012 with third place.
Since then, Sauber scored only one point at the track between 2013 and 2019. That was in 2018, when Charles Leclerc finished tenth. In 2022, both Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu picked up points for Alfa Romeo in the team’s first double points appearance in Canada since 2012. Bottas made 2023 the team’s second consecutive points-scoring Canadian Grand Prix, finishing tenth.
Despite their low points rate in recent years, the team has not recorded a DNF in Canada since 2014.
Robert Kubica’s second place on the grid for the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix is the only time a Sauber driver has qualified on the front row at the Canadian Grand Prix, while Nick Heidfeld’s third place in qualifying in 2007 is he only other time a Sauber driver has qualified in the top six here.
In 2022, Valtteri Bottas became the team’s first driver to reach Q3 at the Canadian Grand Prix since 2008. Charles Leclerc, Antonio Giovinazzi and Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas’ Q2 appearances in 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 respectively are the only times that the team has made it out of Q1 in the last six Montreal races.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2023 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULT: HULKENBERG 15th, MAGNUSSEN 17th
In 2022, Mick Schumacher recorded the Haas team’s first retirement at the Canadian Grand Prix. The team has scored only one point from their six visits here so far. That point came courtesy of Romain Grosjean, who finished tenth in 2017. The team’s worst result aside from their 2022 DNF is 17th, which is where Kevin Magnussen finished in 2019, 2022 and 2023.
Haas recorded their first double Q3 appearance in Canada in 2022. Prior to 2023, Kevin Magnussen had recorded the team’s best qualifying result at the track with fifth place in 2022. Nico Hulkenberg bettered that in 2023, qualifying on the front row of the grid. He later dropped to fifth on the grid as the result of a grid penalty for a red flag infringement.
Haas qualified in the top ten at the Canadian Grand Prix for the first time in 2019. Ironically, after getting through to Q3, Kevin Magnussen crashed at the end of Q2 meaning he was unable to set a lap in the session and had to start from the pit lane. It also prevented Romain Grosjean from setting a faster lap time.
Haas have recorded two Q1 exits here: Magnussen was out in Q1 in 2017, while Grosjean failed to set a time in 2018 after an engine blow-up in the pit-lane at the start of qualifying.