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In numbers - the Canadian Grand Prix

08 Jun 2016

Did you know that the Montreal track layout has changed seven times over the years? Or that just one Canadian driver has won his home race? We present the key stats and figures ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2016...

3

The number of venues that have hosted the Canadian Grand Prix. Current home Montreal has staged the event since 1978, but prior to that Mosport in Ontario held it eight times and Mont-Tremblant in Quebec twice


235

The number of laps led in Canada by Lewis Hamilton – more than any other driver in history bar Michael Schumacher on 433. Hamilton’s closest current rival is Sebastian Vettel on 157.


7

The victory tally achieved by the most successful driver in Canadian Grand Prix history - Michael Schumacher. Closest to him in the wins table in Lewis Hamilton, currently on four.


3.4

The maximum lateral G-Force experienced by drivers around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve - at Turn 5.

6

The number of current drivers to have won the Canadian Grand Prix. In addition to the aforementioned Lewis Hamilton, the following have each taken one victory in Montreal: Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.


45

The percentage of the Montreal lap spent at full throttle.


4

The record number of fastest laps achieved in Canadian Grand Prix history - an honour shared by Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher.


2004

The last year in which Ferrari won the Canadian Grand Prix - with Michael Schumacher at the wheel.


10

The lowest grid position from which the Canadian Grand Prix has been won – by Jacques Laffite for Ligier in 1981. In more recent years, Kimi Raikkonen won from seventh in 2005, as did Jenson Button in 2011.


2.36

The fastest pit-stop time – in seconds – recorded during last year’s Canadian Grand Prix, achieved by Toro Rosso and Max Verstappen.

253.248

The race distance - in kilometres - of the shortest Canadian Grand Prix in history, the 1997 event in Montreal, which was shortened from 69 to 54 laps because of a heavy crash involving Prost’s Olivier Panis.

 

4:04:39.537

The total race time - in hours, minutes and seconds - for the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, the longest race in F1 history, which included a suspension of over two hours due to heavy rain.

 

341.9

The highest figure - in km/h - recorded through the speed trap during last year’s Canadian Grand Prix. It was set by Romain Grosjean for Lotus.

 

1792

The number of the 2016 season’s 6396 racing laps already completed heading into this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

 

7

The number of times the track configuration has changed at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve since its inception on the F1 calendar in 1978. The last change was made ahead of the 2002 event, when the pit lane was extended to avoid first-corner collisions, and the second hairpin was moved back, shortening the circuit.