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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Details
Location:Canada, Montreal
Race:Canadian Grand Prix
Used Since:1978
Type:Closed Cricuit
 Lap Dist.:4.361 km

Lap Record

Lap Record:1:13.622 min
Date:26 June 2004
F1 Driver:Rubens Barrichello
F1 Car:Ferrari F2004
Speed:213.246 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole:1:11.459 min
Date:10 June 2017
F1 Driver:Lewis Hamilton
F1 Car:Mercedes W08
Speed:219.701 km/h
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Layout
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: three corners in detail

Turn 1 G. Villeneuve circuit

Turn 1 G. Villeneuve circuit

The pit straight to turn 1
The lap on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve starts on the short pit straight where speeds peak at over 300kph at the end of the straight before the drivers shifts down to third gear to take the first corner, a left hander, at approx 120kph.

T1 is the start of a spoon-profiled corner that demands a progressive smooth engine setting throughout. Engine revs will be at approx 11,000rpm for five seconds through this turn, the longest consistently low rev setting of the lap on circuit Gilles Villeneuve. In the firsts laps of the race we always can see a lot wheel banging and broken front wings in this corner.

Hairpin G. Villeneuve circuit

Hairpin G. Villeneuve circuit

The Hairpin
Cars brake down to 58kph for the hairpin before starting on the Droit du Casino straight. Engine maps will be created to give drivers traction on the entry to the hairpin, but also good response away as it leads onto the longest straight on the circuit (1,064m).

To maximise the acceleration on the straight gear ratios will be carefully calibrated. Wind speed and direction need to be considered; going into a headwind, engineers will choose shorter ratios, but if the cars are running downwind they will go for longer. They will also pay careful attention to the fuel consumption if the wind is very strong – if the car is running into the wind, the time spent at the limiter at the end of the straight is less, meaning fuel consumption is higher.

Wall of Champions

Wall of Champions

The Wall of Champions
Drivers will accelerate through the gears to reach over 320kph in qualifying before the braking point for turn 13 or the 'Wall of Champions'. Stability going into this chicane is key and drivers will use engine braking as well as literal braking, loading the internal parts and fluid systems very heavily.

When the driver enters the turn he will get back on the throttle to accelerate back onto the pit straight, so the pedal and throttle maps must deliver exactly the correct amount of power when he needs it: too much 'push' and he will shoot into the wall; too little and his acceleration onto the straight will be compromised.

 

Previous F1 GP Winners on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20172017 Canadian F1 GP result11th of June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Finland Valtteri Bottas
3rd Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
20162016 Canadian F1 GP result12th of June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Sebastian Vettel
3rd Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
70
70
70
20152015 Canadian F1 GP result7 June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Nico Rosberg
3rd Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom Williams
70
70
70
20142014 Canadian F1 GP result8 June1st Australia Daniel Ricciardo
2nd Germany Nico Rosberg
3rd Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
20132013 Canadian F1 GP result9 June1st Germany Sebastian Vettel
2nd Spain Fernando Alonso
3rd United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
70
70
70
20122012 Canadian Grand Prix result10 June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd France Romain Grosjean
3rd Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Switzerland Sauber
70
70
70
20112011 Canadian Grand Prix result12 June1st United Kingdom Jenson Button
2nd Germany Sebastian Vettel
3rd Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
20102010 Canadian Grand Prix result13 June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd United Kingdom Jenson Button
3rd Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
20082008 Canadian Grand Prix result8 June1st Poland Robert Kubica
2nd Germany Nick Heidfeld
3rd United Kingdom David Coulthard
Switzerland BMW Sauber
Switzerland BMW Sauber
Austria Red Bull
70
70
70
20072007 Canadian Grand Prix result10 June1st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Nick Heidfeld
3rd Austria Alexander Wurz
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
United Kingdom Williams
70
70
70
20062006 Canadian Grand Prix result25 June1st Spain Fernando Alonso
2nd Germany Michael Schumacher
3rd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
70
70
70
20052005 Canadian Grand Prix result12 June1st Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2nd Germany Michael Schumacher
3rd Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
20042004 Canadian Grand Prix result13 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3rd United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
70
70
70
20032003 Canadian Grand Prix result15 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd Germany Ralf Schumacher
3rd Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
70
70
70
20022002 Canadian Grand Prix result9 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd United Kingdom David Coulthard
3rd Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
20012001 Canadian Grand Prix result10 June1st Germany Ralf Schumacher
2nd Germany Michael Schumacher
3rd Finland Mika Häkkinen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
69
69
69
20002000 Canadian Grand Prix result18 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3rd Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
69
69
69
19991999 Canadian Grand Prix result13 June1st Finland Mika Häkkinen
2nd Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
3rd United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
69
69
69
19981998 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 71st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
3rd United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
69
69
69
19971997 Canadian Grand Prix result15 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd France Jean Alesi
3rd Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Ferrari
Italy Benetton
Ireland Jordan
54
54
54
19961996 Canadian Grand Prix result16 June1st United Kingdom Damon Hill
2nd Canada Jacques Villeneuve
3rd France Jean Alesi
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
69
69
69
19951995 Canadian Grand Prix result11 June1st France Jean Alesi
2nd Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3rd United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Italy Ferrari
Ireland Jordan
Ireland Jordan
68
68
68
19941994 Canadian Grand Prix result12 June1st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd United Kingdom Damon Hill
3rd France Jean Alesi
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
69
69
69
19931993 Canadian Grand Prix result13 June1st France Alain Prost
2nd Germany Michael Schumacher
3rd United Kingdom Damon Hill
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
69
69
69
19921992 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 141st Austria Gerhard Berger
2nd Germany Michael Schumacher
3rd France Jean Alesi
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
69
69
69
19911991 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 21st Brazil Nelson Piquet
2nd Italy Stefano Modena
3rd Italy Riccardo Patrese
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Williams
69
69
69
19901990 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 101st Brazil Ayrton Senna
2nd Brazil Nelson Piquet
3rd United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
19891989 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 181st Belgium Thierry Boutsen
2nd Italy Riccardo Patrese
3rd Italy Andrea de Cesaris
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Dallara
69
69
69
19881988 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 121st Brazil Ayrton Senna
2nd France Alain Prost
3rd Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Benetton
69
69
69
19861986 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 151st United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2nd France Alain Prost
3rd Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
69
69
69
19851985 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 161st Italy Michele Alboreto
2nd Sweden Stefan Johansson
3rd France Alain Prost
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
70
70
70
19841984 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 171st Brazil Nelson Piquet
2nd Austria Niki Lauda
3rd France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
70
70
70
19831983 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 121st France René Arnoux
2nd United States Eddie Cheever
3rd France Patrick Tambay
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70
19821982 Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 131st Brazil Nelson Piquet
2nd Italy Riccardo Patrese
3rd United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom McLaren
70
70
70
19811981 Canadian Grand Prix resultSeptember 271st France Jacques Laffite
2nd United Kingdom John Watson
3rd Canada Gilles Villeneuve
France Ligier
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
63
63
63
19801980 Canadian Grand Prix resultSeptember 281st Australia Alan Jones
2nd Argentina Carlos Reutemann
3rd France Didier Pironi
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
France Ligier
70
70
70
19791979 Canadian Grand Prix resultSeptember 301st Australia Alan Jones
2nd Canada Gilles Villeneuve
3rd Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
72
72
72
19781978 Canadian Grand Prix resultOctober 81st Canada Gilles Villeneuve
2nd South Africa Jody Scheckter
3rd Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Wolf
Italy Ferrari
70
70
70

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