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Canadian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is an auto race held in Canada since 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event before it alternated between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971 safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978 the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Circuit Île Notre-Dame in Montreal. In 1982, the track was renamed to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. This was to honour Canadian Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, following his death in 1982.

Flag of Canada.svg Canadian Grand Prix
Grand Prix du Canada
Mosport Park 1961-1977
Mont-Tremblant 1968-1970
Circuit Île Notre-Dame 1978-1981
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (1982-)
Circuit Montreal.png
Race information
Laps 70
Circuit length 4.361 km (2.709 mi)
Race length 305.270 km (189.694 mi)
Number of times held 48 (42 as F1)
First held 1961, First F1-1967
Last held 2011
Most wins (drivers) Germany Michael Schumacher (7)
Most wins (constructors) Italy Ferrari (13)
Last race (2011):
Pole position Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:15.105
Podium 1. United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
4h 04m 39.537s
2. Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
+2.709s
3. Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
+13.828s
Fastest lap United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
1:16.956

Formula One yearsEdit

WinnersEdit

Repeat Winners (drivers)Edit

Number of wins Driver Years
7   Michael Schumacher 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
3   Nelson Piquet 1982, 1984, 1991
2   Jacky Ickx 1969, 1970
  Jackie Stewart 1971, 1972
  Alan Jones 1979, 1980
  Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990
  Lewis Hamilton 2007, 2010

Active drivers are in bold

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

Number of wins Constructor Years
12   McLaren 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011
11   Ferrari 1970, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
7   Williams 1979, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2001
4   Brabham 1967, 1969, 1982, 1984
2   Tyrrell 1971, 1972
  Benetton 1991, 1994

Active Formula One constructors are in bold.

Year by yearEdit

 
G. Fisichella, M. Schumacher and E. Irvine on the podium of the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix.
Year Driver Constructor Location
2013   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2012   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2011   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2010   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2009 Not held
2008   Robert Kubica BMW Sauber Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2007   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2006   Fernando Alonso Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2005   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2004   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2003   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2002   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2001   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2000   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1999   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1998   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1997   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1996   Damon Hill Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1995   Jean Alesi Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1994   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1993   Alain Prost Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1992   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1991   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1990   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1989   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1988   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1987 Not held
1986   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1985   Michele Alboreto Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1984   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1983   René Arnoux Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1982   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1981   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Circuit Île Notre-Dame
1980   Alan Jones Williams-Ford Circuit Île Notre-Dame
1979   Alan Jones Williams-Ford Circuit Île Notre-Dame
1978   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Circuit Île Notre-Dame
1977   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Mosport Park
1976   James Hunt McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1975 Not held
1974   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1973   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1972   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park
1971   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park
1970   Jacky Ickx Ferrari Mont-Tremblant
1969   Jacky Ickx Brabham-Ford Mosport Park
1968   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Mont-Tremblant
1967   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Mosport Park

Pre Formula OneEdit

WinnersEdit

Repeat Winners (drivers)Edit

Number of wins Driver Years
2   Pedro Rodríguez 1963, 1964

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

Only includes Formula One World Championship events

Number of wins Constructor Years
2   Ferrari 1963, 1964
  Lotus-Climax 1961, 1962

Active teams are in bold.

Year by yearEdit

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location
1966   Mark Donohue Lola-Chevrolet Mosport Park
1965   Jim Hall Chaparral-Chevrolet Mosport Park
1964   Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari Mosport Park
1963   Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari Mosport Park
1962   Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax Mosport Park
1961   Peter Ryan Lotus-Climax Mosport Park

BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
2018 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2017 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2016 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Paul Di Resta
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2015 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2014 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2013 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2012 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2011 BBC One
BBC Two
BBC HD 2
Martin Brundle
2010 BBC One Jonathan Legard Martin Brundle
2008 ITV James Allen
2007
2006 ITV
ITV4 1
2005 ITV
2004
2003
2002 F1 Digital+ Ben Edwards John Watson
ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2001 Murray Walker
2000
1999 Mark Blundell
1998 Derek Warwick
1997 Mark Blundell
1996 BBC Two Jonathan Palmer
Eurosport Ben Edwards John Watson
1995 BBC Two Murray Walker Jonathan Palmer
Eurosport Ben Edwards John Watson
1994 BBC Two Murray Walker Jonathan Palmer
Eurosport Allard Kalff John Watson
1993 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Allard Kalff John Watson
1992 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Allard Kalff John Watson
1991 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1990 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1989 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
1988 BBC One
1986 BBC Two
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981 BBC One
1980 BBC Two
1979
1978

^1 2006: Race started on ITV4 due to ITV showing coverage of the FIFA World Cup but simulcasted the race with ITV until the end of the race.
^2 2011: Race started on BBC One, but finished on BBC Two and BBC HD due to rain delays.

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