Have all the important information for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:
2010 Canadian Grand Prix preview – Thoughts on the race ahead and four drivers to watch
2010 Canadian Grand Prix – Session times, support race information and more
2010 Canadian Grand Prix discussion – Lots of F1 Fanatic readers are heading to the Canadian Grand Prix – find them here
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada – fans’ experiences – Read about fans’ past experiences of going to the Montreal circuit
The Canadian Grand Prix moved to the temporary circuit in the Ile Notre Dame in 1978 and has stayed there ever since. The track was re-named after local hero Gilles Villeneuve following his death in 1982.
With long straights and several slow corners, Montreal is tough on engines and very tough on brakes.
Hemmed in by concrete barriers in several places, there is little room for error and few spaces for the marshals to gain access to the track, both of which increase the chance of the safety car making an appearance.
Having been left off the calendar last year, the popular venue is making a welcome return in 2010.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve circuit information – including track data and tyre compounds
There are mixed forecasts ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend with a chance of rain during Saturday and Sunday. See below for the forecast in detail and the weather radar:
Following the Canadian Grand Prix weekend live
We’ll be commenting live on the Canadian Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:
Friday 11th June 2010
Canadian Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 (15:00 – 16:30)
Canadian Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 14:00 – 15:30 (19:00 – 20:30)
Saturday 12th June 2010
Canadian Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 10:00 – 11:00 – (15:00 – 16:00)
Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying – 13:00 (18:00)
Sunday 13th June 2010
Canadian Grand Prix – 12:00 (17:00)
Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.
More session times and live blog details here: Canadian Grand Prix live TV times
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2008 Canadian Grand Prix highlights
Lewis Hamilton started the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix from pole position and looked on course to repeat his win from the previous season. But it all went wrong when the field pitted en masse behind the safety car.
Hamilton failed to see the red light at the pit lane exit and he crashed into Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari, putting both out of the race.
That opened the way for Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld to lead BMW to a historic maiden one-two finish.
Previous Canadian Grands Prix
2007 Canadian Grand Prix – Hamilton wins amid carnage
2006 Canadian Grand Prix – Fourth win in a row for Alonso
2005 Canadian Grand Prix – Ten points for Raikkonen as Alonso fails to finish
1979 Canadian Grand Prix – Home victory for Gilles Villeneuve