The difference between the Renaults was as night and day in Montreal as Vitaly Petrov endured a tough introduction to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 8 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.682 (-1.162) 1’16.844 Race position 7 17 Average race lap 1’21.297 (-2.606) 1’23.902 Laps 70/70 68/70 Pit stops 3 … Continue reading Petrov’s tough race (Renault race review)
A mixed race for the Toro Rosso duo. Buemi led for a lap and passed Michael Schumacher. But Alguersuari, who led his team mate at the start, clashed with Rubens Barrichello and finished out of the points. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 15 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’16.928 (-0.101) 1’17.029 Race position 8 … Continue reading Buemi leads and scores (STR race review)
Williams failed to score for the third race in a row in the Canadian Grand Prix and Toro Rosso are now tied with them on points for seventh place in the constructors’ championship. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?ā??lkenberg Qualifying position 11 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’16.434 (-0.004) 1’16.438 Race position 14 13 Average race lap … Continue reading No points again (Williams race review)
The unpredictable tyre performance in Canada probably flattered Lotus a little but nonetheless this was the most convincing performance by a new team so far this year. Mike Gascoyne hailed their weekend as “a massive step forward for the whole team”. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 20 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’18.698 (+0.461) … Continue reading “A massive step” (Lotus race review)
As Sauber’s own press release put it: “In what was a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix with great motor racing. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa played a rather insignificant role.” Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.611 (-0.408) 1’18.019 Race position Average race lap 1’24.440 (-22.768) … Continue reading Another double DNF (Sauber race review)
Virgin gambled on an aggressive low-downforce set-up at Montreal but changing track conditions and continued unreliability meant a poor race for the team. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 21 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’18.941 (-0.734) 1’19.675 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’25.921 (-0.838) 1’26.760 Laps 50/70 65/70 Pit stops 4 3 … Continue reading Set-up gamble fails (Virgin race review)
HRT driver Bruno Senna out-qualified one of the Virgin cars while team mate Karun Chandhok led home one of the VR-01s during the race. But technical trouble continues to blight the Spanish team. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.757 (+8.273) 1’19.484 Race position 18 Average race lap 1’25.529 … Continue reading HRT closing on Virgin (HRT race review)
An exciting race in Canada also gave us a bumper crop of F1 stats and facts. Three champions stood on the podium for the first time since 1991, McLaren scored back-to-back one-twos for the first time since 2000 – and Rubens Barrichello logged his 15,000th racing lap. Read on for more stats and facts from … Continue reading Hamilton is fifth different championship leader (Canadian GP stats and facts)
Michael Schumacher’s move on Felipe Massa came under scrutiny after the Canadian Grand Prix – but the stewards rightly concluded the Mercedes driver had done nothing wrong. The same goes for his early dice with Robert Kubica, although that left him with a puncture which compromised his race. Meanwhile team mate Nico Rosberg had a … Continue reading Schumacher slumps to 11th as Rosberg takes points (Mercedes race review)
Red Bull led almost half of the Canadian Grand Prix but their split strategies left Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber fourth and fifth. As Vettel nursed a damaged gearbox to the end of the race Webber reduced his pace to hold position at the chequered flag.
The Force India duo had an eventful race, swapping positions twice on-track without coming to blow. Having started fifth and ninth the team clearly hoped for a better finish than ninth and tenth. But after Vitantonio Liuzzi’s tangle with Felipe Massa at the start, and Adrian Sutil’s puncture, they can count themselves fortunate to have … Continue reading Liuzzi grabs precious points as puncture hobbles Sutil (Force India race review)
A terrific race in Montreal yesterday which is already getting very high ratings in the ‘rate the race’ poll. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Simmering rivalries at F1 summit (BBC) “This week, team principal Martin Whitmarsh has said that the radio message given to Hamilton that Button would not overtake him [in Turkey] was only ‘an … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 14/6/2010
How did Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus keep Vitaly Petrov behind for ten laps? Why did Michael Schumacher try to go half the race distance on a set of super-soft tyres? And where would Felipe Massa have finished if he hadn’t tangled with Schumacher? Examine the Canadian Grand Prix in detail with the interactive data below.