Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Montreal, 2011

2011 Canadian Grand Prix result

2011 Canadian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 70 2.709 2.709
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 13.828 11.119
4 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 70 14.219 0.391
5 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 20.395 6.176
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 33.225 12.830
7 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 70 33.270 0.045
8 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 35.964 2.694
9 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 45.117 9.153
10 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 47.056 1.939
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 50.454 3.398
12 17 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 70 63.607 13.153
13 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 69 1 lap 1 lap
14 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 69 1 lap 8.514
15 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 69 1 lap 0.330
16 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 69 1 lap 0.330
17 22 Narain Karthikeyan* HRT-Cosworth 69 1 lap 18.386
18 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 67 3 laps 2 laps
Not classified
12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 61 9 laps 6 laps Accident
9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 55 15 laps 6 laps Accident
14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 49 21 laps 6 laps Accident
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 36 34 laps 13 laps Accident
20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 28 42 laps 8 laps Driveshaft
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 7 63 laps 21 laps Accident

*20-second post-race time penalty for gaining an advantage by cutting the track.

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  1. David Livingstone
    12th June 2011, 23:18

    My opinion on DRS, which I would like to think is relatively objective, is that it’s simply a poor solution to a problem.

    The problem of aerodynamic washout is one where you can’t follow another car closely through the corners. The thing with DRS is that it tries to negate this one or so second deficit that cars face whilst following each other in one go. Being twenty kilometers an hour faster down the back straight doesn’t promote good overtaking, it essentially hands people track position. There’s skill in keeping someone behind you – we saw it in Monaco where DRS was negligible, we’ve seen it in races in the past (Imola 05/06 are good examples). This makes for interesting racing in my eyes.

    Also, however, as the BBC commentators mentioned the other day – DRS was intended to get cars alongside each other to attempt an overtake. I’d still have reservations about that, because track position needs to count for something. It’s an advantage, one hard fought for in qualifying, through strategy or by earlier overtakes. But the fact is, DRS doesn’t do that. DRS enabled overtaking clear around cars before they even got to the breaking zone, and then gave them less drag down the main straight to break out of the 1 second zone and preclude any chance of a re-DRS pass. It detracts from the spectacle, and the whole principle of motor racing, in my view.

    1. Then please start complaining equally vociferously that aerodynamic wake effects “detracts from the spectacle, and the whole principle of motor racing”, because it does not take skill to keep someone behind when the design of your car makes it physically impossible for them to pass you, unless you happen to put it in the wall.

      1. I didn’t see one car coasting by when the track was somewhat damp/wet (might be the director’s fault though^^). The moment DRS was enabled Webber just flew by Schumacher, but was caught out under braking.

        I think you make a false argument here. One can be just as opposed to DRS as to the way areo works on following cars. Being against DRS doesn’t mean you are for unbalanced wake effects due to areo.

        1. I agree. Especially on Webber’s pass. He was nowhere near Schumacher, yet flew by, rather get closer thanks to the DRS.

          1. Harry Palmer
            13th June 2011, 10:27

            That was a playstation pass if ever I saw one… no skill required, which is disappointing. I always tried to argue DRS was a bonus as it could stop cars being stuck on tracks where overtaking is difficult and gave them the ‘opportunity’ to make a pass without necessarily gifting it to them. In this instance it gifted Webber a podium that really should have been Schumacher’s and spoiled rather than enhanced the spectacle.

            As for having a two DRS zones at a track where overtaking was already likely…

  2. just so u people know………..u(in general and not a particular induvidual) keep mentioning of 6 pit stops an a drive throgh penalty……the dt is n othing to be proud….although he showed determination till d end…..a drive through is not something to be proud of

    1. I don’t believe anyone has said that a drive through penalty is “something to be proud of”. Who are you responding to?

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