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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: 1:12.275 min
Date: 12 June 2004
F1 Driver: Ralf Schumacher
F1 Car: Williams BMW FW26
Speed: 217.220 km/h
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: three corners in detail

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records

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.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records

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.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records

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
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2014 2014 Canadian F1 GP result 8 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Daniel Ricciardo
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nico Rosberg
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Sebastian Vettel
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Mercedes
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
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2013 2013 Canadian F1 GP result 9 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Fernando Alonso
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Lewis Hamilton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Mercedes
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2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix result 10 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Lewis Hamilton
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Romain Grosjean
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Sergio Pérez
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Lotus F1
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Sauber
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2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix result 12 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jenson Button
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Sebastian Vettel
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Mark Webber
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
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2010 2010 Canadian Grand Prix result 13 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Lewis Hamilton
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jenson Button
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Fernando Alonso
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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2008 2008 Canadian Grand Prix result 8 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Robert Kubica
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nick Heidfeld
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records David Coulthard
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records BMW Sauber
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records BMW Sauber
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Red Bull
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2007 2007 Canadian Grand Prix result 10 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Lewis Hamilton
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nick Heidfeld
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alexander Wurz
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records BMW Sauber
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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2006 2006 Canadian Grand Prix result 25 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Fernando Alonso
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Kimi Räikkönen
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Renault
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
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2005 2005 Canadian Grand Prix result 12 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Kimi Räikkönen
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Rubens Barrichello
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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2004 2004 Canadian Grand Prix result 13 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Rubens Barrichello
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jenson Button
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records BAR
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2003 2003 Canadian Grand Prix result 15 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ralf Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Juan Pablo Montoya
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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2002 2002 Canadian Grand Prix result 9 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records David Coulthard
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Rubens Barrichello
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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2001 2001 Canadian Grand Prix result 10 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ralf Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Mika Häkkinen
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
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2000 2000 Canadian Grand Prix result 18 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Rubens Barrichello
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Giancarlo Fisichella
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
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1999 1999 Canadian Grand Prix result 13 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Mika Häkkinen
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Giancarlo Fisichella
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Eddie Irvine
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1998 1998 Canadian Grand Prix result June 7 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Giancarlo Fisichella
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Eddie Irvine
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1997 1997 Canadian Grand Prix result 15 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jean Alesi
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Giancarlo Fisichella
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jordan
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1996 1996 Canadian Grand Prix result 16 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Damon Hill
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jacques Villeneuve
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jean Alesi
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
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1995 1995 Canadian Grand Prix result 11 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jean Alesi
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Rubens Barrichello
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Eddie Irvine
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jordan
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jordan
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1994 1994 Canadian Grand Prix result 12 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Damon Hill
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jean Alesi
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1993 1993 Canadian Grand Prix result 13 June 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alain Prost
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Damon Hill
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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1992 1992 Canadian Grand Prix result June 14 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Gerhard Berger
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michael Schumacher
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jean Alesi
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1991 1991 Canadian Grand Prix result June 2 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nelson Piquet
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Stefano Modena
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Riccardo Patrese
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Tyrrell
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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1990 1990 Canadian Grand Prix result June 10 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ayrton Senna
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nelson Piquet
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nigel Mansell
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1989 1989 Canadian Grand Prix result June 18 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Thierry Boutsen
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Riccardo Patrese
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Andrea de Cesaris
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Dallara
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1988 1988 Canadian Grand Prix result June 12 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ayrton Senna
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alain Prost
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Thierry Boutsen
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Benetton
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1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix result June 15 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nigel Mansell
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alain Prost
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nelson Piquet
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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1985 1985 Canadian Grand Prix result June 16 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Michele Alboreto
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Stefan Johansson
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alain Prost
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
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1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix result June 17 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nelson Piquet
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Niki Lauda
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alain Prost
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Brabham
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
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1983 1983 Canadian Grand Prix result June 12 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records René Arnoux
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Eddie Cheever
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Patrick Tambay
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Renault
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix result June 13 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Nelson Piquet
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Riccardo Patrese
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records John Watson
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Brabham
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Brabham
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
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1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix result September 27 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jacques Laffite
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records John Watson
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ligier
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records McLaren
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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1980 1980 Canadian Grand Prix result September 28 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alan Jones
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Carlos Reutemann
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Didier Pironi
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ligier
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1979 1979 Canadian Grand Prix result September 30 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Alan Jones
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Gilles Villeneuve
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Clay Regazzoni
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Williams
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1978 1978 Canadian Grand Prix result October 8 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Gilles Villeneuve
2 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Jody Scheckter
3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Carlos Reutemann
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Wolf
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve layout & records Ferrari
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