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2014 Canadian GP: Need-to-know facts and stats



Canadian Grand Prix staged at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, one of the most charming and attractive of venues on the calendar, this weekend is a perfect setting for the title fight to take another thing.

Circuit Length:4.316 km (2.709 miles)
Race Length: 70 laps (305.3 km, 189.7 miles)
Circuit Type: Temporary course
Corners:15 (9 right-hand and 6 left-hand corners)
Elevation Change:Minimal
Run-off Area:Small
Maximum G-Force:3.6 G
Joined Calendar:1978
Lap Record:1:13.622 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)
Typical Weather:Cloudy
Altitude:7 m AMSL
Top Speed: 318 km/h (197 mph)
Average Speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Gear Changes/Lap: 53
Engine Demand:Very High
Full-Throttle %: 58%
Longest Sustained: 14 s
Fuel Consumption: 2.52 kg/5km
Fuel Load Effect: 0.071 s/5km
Brake Demand: Very High
Braking %:15%
Downforce Level:Low-Mid
Tyre Wear:High
Grip Level: Low
Pit Lane Loss:14.1 s
Pit Lane Length:400 m

First world championship Grand Prix: 1967, Mosport (won by Jack Brabham, Brabham)

First world championship Grand Prix in Montreal: 1978 (won by Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari)

Number of races: 44 (34 – Montreal; 8 – Mosport; 2 – Mont-Tremblant)

Number of races with at least one safety car appearance: 7 of the last 13 races

Longest race in Montreal: 2011 (4h 4m 39.537s)

Shortest race in Montreal: 1997 (1h 17m 40.646s)

Last year’s pole position: 1m 25.425s, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull

Last year’s podium: 1 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Most appearances (current field): 13 – Jenson Button; 11 – Fernando Alonso; 10 – Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 7 – Nico Rosberg; 6 – Lewis Hamilton; 5 – Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel

Most wins (driver): 7 – Michael Schumacher; 3 – Nelson Piquet, Lewis Hamilton; 2 – Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Alan Jones, Ayrton Senna; 1 – Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme, Peter Revson, James Hunt, Jody Scheckter, Emerson Fittipaldi, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Laffite, Rene Arnoux, Michele Alboreto, Nigel Mansell, Thierry Boutsen, Gerhard Berger, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Ralf Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Robert Kubica, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel


Most wins (constructor): 13 – McLaren; 11 – Ferrari; 7 – Williams; 4 – Brabham; 2 – Tyrrell, Benetton; 1 – Wolf, Ligier, Renault, BMW Sauber, Red Bull

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 12 – Ford/Cosworth, 11 – Ferrari; 6 – Mercedes; 5 – Renault; 4 – Honda, BMW; 1- Repco, Matra

Most pole positions (driver): 6 – Michael Schumacher; 3 – Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel; 2 – Jackie Stewart, Alain Prost, Ralf Schumacher; 1- Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Jacky Ickx, Peter Revson, Ronnie Peterson, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Mario Andretti, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Alan Jones, Didier Pironi, Rene Arnoux, Elio de Angelis, Nigel Mansell, Riccardo Patrese, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso

Most pole positions (constructor): 11 – McLaren; 8 – Williams; 6 – Ferrari; 5 – Brabham, Lotus; 3 – Red Bull; 2 – Tyrrell, Benetton; 1 – BAR, Renault

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 14 – Ford/Cosworth; 9 – Renault; 6 – Ferrari, Honda; 4 – BMW, Mercedes, 1 – Repco

Number of wins from pole in Montreal: 15 wins from 34 races (44 percent)

Lowest winning grid position in Montreal: 10th (Jacques Laffite, Ligier, 1981)

Laps led (current field): 163 – Lewis Hamilton; 157 – Sebastian Vettel; 103 – Fernando Alonso; 27 – Kimi Raikkonen; 4 – Felipe Massa; 1 – Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean

Most podium places (current field): 4 – Lewis Hamilton; 3 – Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso; 2 – Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel; 1- Romain Grosjean, Sergio Perez 

Number of Canadians to have started at least one Grand Prix: 11

Number of victories for Canadian drivers in the Canadian Grand Prix: One (Gilles Villeneuve, 1978)

Fascinating fact: Ile Notre-Dame, the man-made island on which the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is situated, was the site of the 1967 World Fair and also home to the rowing events in the 1976 Olympic Games.

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 31 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 350

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Mercedes – five consecutive one-two finishes, six consecutive wins, six consecutive podiums; Ferrari – 73 consecutive races in the points; Nico Rosberg – 15 consecutive races in the points and six consecutive podium finishes; Max Chilton – 25 consecutive classified finishes.

Turbo history: If a Renault-powered car wins Sunday’s race it will be the first Renault turbo victory since the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix. Similarly, if a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it’ll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix. The last turbo-powered victory in Canada went to Ayrton Senna in the McLaren MP4-4 in 1988.  (


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