Event: Canadian F1 Grand Prix
Track: Gilles Villeneuve circuit

Warm-up lap starts at: 14:00 Local | 20:.00 CET | 19:00 UK | 11:00 LA | 03:00 Tokio

As we gear up for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix, excitement and anticipation are at an all-time high following a dramatic and unpredictable qualifying session. George Russell's stunning pole position for Mercedes has set the stage for a thrilling battle at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Here’s what to look out for in the race:

Weather Conditions

The weather remains a wildcard, with forecasts predicting possible rain during the race. This could turn the event on its head, offering opportunities for unexpected strategies and dramatic overtakes.

Russell vs. Verstappen

George Russell starts from pole, with Max Verstappen right alongside him. Both drivers are known for their aggressive starts and strategic acumen. Verstappen will be keen to leverage Red Bull's race pace to challenge Russell, making the first few laps crucial.

McLaren in the Mix

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, starting third and fourth respectively, have shown strong pace all weekend. Their positions on the second row put them in prime spots to capitalize on any mistakes from the front row.

Hamilton's Redemption

Starting seventh, Lewis Hamilton will be eager to make up ground quickly. Known for his prowess at this circuit, he could become a significant factor, especially if the race sees variable conditions.

Ferrari’s Recovery Drive

With both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz outside the top ten, Ferrari faces an uphill battle. However, their aggressive strategy and racecraft could see them making substantial progress, especially if chaos ensues at the front.

Midfield Battles

The midfield pack, featuring the likes of Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Yuki Tsunoda, and Lance Stroll, promises intense battles. Their race strategies will be pivotal in determining their final positions.

Perez’s Challenge

Starting from 16th, Sergio Perez has a mountain to climb. His race will likely be one of the highlights as he attempts to carve through the field.

With potential rain, strategic gambles, and a fiercely competitive grid, the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix is set to be a race to remember. Be sure to tune in for all the action as we witness another chapter in this thrilling Formula 1 season.

F1 Starting Grid 2024 Canadian GP

Pos No Driver Team Lap Time Pole gap
1 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:12,000
2 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12,000 +0,000s
3 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12,021 +0,021s
4 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:12,103 +0,103s
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Racing Bulls 1:12,178 +0,178s
6 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:12,228 +0,228s
7 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12,280 +0,280s
8 22 Yuki Tsunoda Racing Bulls 1:12,414 +0,414s
9 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:12,701 +0,701s
10 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:12,796 +0,796s
11 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12,691 +0,691s
12 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:12,728 +0,728s
13 2 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:12,736 +0,736s
14 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12,916 +0,916s
15 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:12,940 +0,940s
16 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:13,326 +1,326s
17 77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber 1:13,366 +1,366s
18 27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas 1:13,978 +1,978s
19 24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber 1:14,292 +2,292s
20 31 *Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:13,435 +1,435s

*Penalty:

  • Esteban Ocon, Alpine #31 - 5 place grid penalty - Causing a collision during the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

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