2011 Canadian Grand Prix result

2011 Canadian Grand Prix

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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85 comments on 2011 Canadian Grand Prix result

  1. Oliver said on 12th June 2011, 22:49

    Button was lucky with the numerous safety car outings, but one can’t deny that he used his opportunities well. Yes Vettel’s slip at the first corner aided his overtake, but I really was impressed with Button this race, he seems to have learned from Hamilton how to be forceful when getting past.. Great drive.
    Sad for Vettel though, but I don’t mind though. :)

    • Lucky? Well at one point his luck put him p21 and yet you are too kind with Vettel’s mistake.

      Button spent most of the race offline in the wet, overtaking, the second Vettel does it, he loses it under pressure.

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 12th June 2011, 22:59

    Plenty of brilliant results above. Button, Schumacher, Petrov, Kobayashi, Alguersuari and the HRT boys. I hope Jaime can continue with that form on his home turf in two weeks. Lotus desperately need some high finishes now.

  3. Hairs (@hairs) said on 12th June 2011, 23:02

    For the complainers:

    DRS Did not “take” Schumacher’s podium, or “gift” Button the win. Button closed on Schumacher at 2 seconds a lap. Once he was past, he screamed away at almost 2 seconds a lap. All the DRS did, was to equalise the aerodynamic washout. For anyone about to complain that the DRS created “artificial” overtaking, I want to see you go back through every comment, forum post, guest article, and yes, even Keith’s articles, and delete or amend every single complaint you’ve ever made about someone catching their rival at 2 seconds a lap and the “being prevented” from getting passed. I’m honestly sick of it. The DRS only works for overtaking when we should already expect to see it. There were plenty of times in this race, and in previous races, when drivers were bottled up behind each other, and couldn’t make a pass even with DRS enabled. If the two cars, or drivers, are of genuinely equal performance, then the passing car does not streak away at 2 seconds a lap once he gets past. They stick together, and the passed driver is probably within the window on the next lap to try and get the position back.

    The investigations:
    Lewis went the wrong side, expected Button to see him through the spray at high speed when he was only at his rear wheel, Button kept to his single line and didn’t deviate. Racing incident.

    Button was practically in front of Alonso, grip was tricky, Alonso tried to make the corner and came across probably further than he expected to. Racing incident.

    Button was in the pit lane 6 times, and came from 21st to 1st in what was effectively 1/3 of the race distance. Any other driver would be lauded from the skies as a hard racing genius, but I predict there’ll be several on here who will complain he was gifted the win due to DRS, or other’s mistakes, or that Hamilton would have come from 41st to 1st in half the time…. balls.

    Vettel had the car and no real competition all weekend. In the last 10 laps of the race he should have been 30-40 seconds ahead of Schumacher. He dropped the ball, and Button forced the mistake out of him. Phenomenal. Had either Vettel, Button, Schumacher, Webber, or even Kobayashi ended up on the 1st or second step of the podium, I’d have been equally pleased. But I’m thrilled for Jenson.

    • Thank you, well said

    • Hairs (@hairs) said on 12th June 2011, 23:21

      Proof of what I’m saying:

      Canadian GP Fastest laps:
      01 Jenson Button 69 1:16.956

      04 Michael Schumacher 70 1:19.138

      08 Mark Webber 65 1:19.572

      Yeah. Totally the result of DRS there. No reason why Button should have been able to get past.

    • Copersucar (@copersucar) said on 13th June 2011, 0:19

      McL rams into everything: racing incident.

      Anything touches a McL: instant DSQ

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th June 2011, 0:27

        McL rams into everything: racing incident.

        You mustn’t have watched Monaco.

        Anything touches a McL: instant DSQ

        Not even remotely true.

    • damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 13th June 2011, 17:52

      That’s the best explanation of the DRS I’ve read. I think you’re absolutely right. We haven’t seen (and likely will never) a slower car overtaking a faster car due to DRS.

      As for the investigations, I agree entirely.

      And as for Button’s pace, I agree entirely! :P But seriously, I can’t understand how people could think he was lucky. He was probably the unluckiest guy out there! And the fact that he managed to triumph despite all his problems doesn’t taint his performance, rather, it puts it into perspective just how fast he was.

      Button tyre master? Questionable. Button wet-track-but-drying master. No question.

  4. xtophe (@xtophe) said on 12th June 2011, 23:04

    It was the first time in three consecutive races that Vettel succumbs to the pressure of the McLarens (and the Ferrari of Alonso in Monaco). The McLarens and the Ferraris have again shown that Red Bull’s racepace isn’t all that phenomenal. When Vettel puts in purple laps one after another, we make it out to be just his car. Perhaps it’s time to factor in the racetrim strength of the McLarens aswell (not to take anything away from Button).

    • True, but we weren’t given the chance to see Vettel succumb to the pressure in Monaco as the race was redflagged and tyres gifted him back his lost performance.

      • xtophe (@xtophe) said on 12th June 2011, 23:18

        Very true, I’m just pointing out the RB7 doesn’t have the dominance it had back in Melbourne. People are always very quick to put down Vettel’s wins to carperformance.

        What Button did was extraordinary and I was cheering when he crossed the finish, but surely he could not have pulled that off with a car that didn’t have some sort of raw speed in it at the end of the race?

  5. Let’s not forget that Vettel pitted twice under the safety and came out P1 each time. Button was 21st on lap 40.

  6. David Livingstone said on 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.

    • Hairs (@hairs) said on 12th June 2011, 23:24

      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.

      • xtophe (@xtophe) said on 12th June 2011, 23:34

        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.

        • David-A (@david-a) said on 13th June 2011, 1:50

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

          • Harry Palmer said on 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…

  7. carfreak97 said on 16th June 2011, 9:33

    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

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