F1 – Canadian GP : Top 10 Facts and Figures
Let’s investigate some key statistics and historical events ahead of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
1. 7 times world champion Michael Schumacher has won here 7 times. Schumacher became the first driver to win the same race seven times.
2. Hamilton’s first F1 victory came at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix.
3. Kubica’s first F1 victory came at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.
4. In 1999, the name “Wall of Champions” was coined after it became well-known for crashes involving former World Champions. Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve
5. Anthony Davidson struck a groundhog, initially thought to be a beaver, which forced him to pit and repair the damage to his front wing.
6. The first winner in Montreal was Quebec native Gilles Villeneuve, father of a former World Champion Jacques Villenueve.
7. The most violent crash at Montreal. Robert Kubica injured himself at the 2007 edition of Canadian GP. He came back strongly in 2008 with his first career victory.
8. The circuit is severely heavy on brakes and gearbox, it’s reported up to 2 000 gear changes are required over the course of 70 laps.
9. Ferrari has won here 13 times as a constructor. McLaren in second place with 10 victories and Williams in 3rd with 7 victories.
10. Only three wins of the last 11 races in Canada have gone with pole position. This would suggest overtaking opportunity is a plenty at this track.
Editorial : Mu’az Zakaria
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