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Canadian GP - Track Guide

Here's everything you need to know about the Canadian Grand Prix, officially the Formula 1 AWS Grand Prix du Canada 2022.

The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, or Circuit Ile Notre-Dame, as it was first named, was built on the man-made Notre Dame Island, in the middle of the St Lawrence River in Montreal, after the end of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, with the track hosting its first race in 1978.

Sebastian Vettel, 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, Post Race

What Montreal gave us in 2019

The last time we raced in Canada, a very controversial race took place. In a battle for the lead, on lap 48 out of 70, Sebastian Vettel ran across the grass at turn 3-4, "rejoining the track unsafely and forcing another car [Lewis Hamilton] off the track", as said in the official FIA document. Vettel, while on the lead, received a 5-second penalty and dropped to P2, which promoted Hamilton to P1. That was Hamilton's 7th, record win in Montreal.

Circuit Map provided by the FIA

Track Characteristics:

Turns: 14

DRS Zones: 3

Circuit Length: 4.361 km (2.709 mi)

Total Race Distance: 305.27 km (189.68 mi)

Number of Laps: 70

Lap Record: 1:13.078 (Valtteri Bottas, 2019)

Direction: Clockwise

Elevation: 5.2 m


Once again, just like 2019, the softest tyres in the Pirelli Formula 1 range have been selected for the Canadian Grand Prix: the C3 as the P Zero White hard, C4 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C5 as P Zero Red soft.

Pressure and Camber info:

Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 23.0 psi (front), 20.5 psi (rear)

EOS Camber limit: -3.25° (front), -2.00° (rear)

More tyre and track info provided by Pirelli

Canadian Grand Prix weekend schedule


17 June

19:00 - 20:00 GMT


17 June

22:00 - 23:00 GMT


18 June

18:00 - 19:00 GMT


18 June

21:00 - 22:00 GMT


19 June

19:00 - 21:00 GMT

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