Canadian Grand Prix – Race

There was rain throughout Qualifying and there’s a 20% chance of showers during the race.

Provisional grid: VET, HAM, BOT, ROS, WEB, ALO, VER, SUT, RAI, RIC; HUL, PER, MAL, BUT, GUT, MAS; DIR, PIC, GRO, BIA, CHI, VDG.

GRO’s 10 grid-spot penalty from Monaco will drop him to P22
RAI and RIC have been given two-place grid penalties for not queuing up correctly at the pit exit when Q2 resumed

Revised grid: VET, HAM, BOT, ROS, WEB, ALO, VER, SUT, HUL, RAI*, RIC*, PER, MAL, BUT, GUT, MAS, DIR, PIC, BIA, CHI, VDG, GRO*.

Tyre compounds for this weekend are the white-marked mediums (prime) and red super-soft (options).

Looks like the track is dry, which is somewhat of an unknown condition for the teams in Montreal
Air temperature 23°C; track 28°C; wind 6.0m/s; humidity 38%

VET leads everyone away on the formation lap
Only DIR, BIA, CHI and GRO starting on primes; everyone else on the supersoft options
BOT starting P3 has got his work cut out to stay with the front of the pack

01/70: BOT squeezed as they enter Turn 1
ROS and WEB past BOT
ALO on the outside of BOT through the chicane and then the hairpin
ALO makes the move on the final straight
HUL cuts the final chicane

02: VET, HAM, ROS, WEB, ALO, BOT, VER, SUT, RIC, RAI

03: VET fastest lap 1:19.011
MAS takes P13 from MAL
DRS now enabled
VDG has made it up from P22 to P17

04: VET has opened a 3.2sec lead over HAM

05/70: VET, HAM, ROS, WEB, ALO, BOT, VER, SUT, RIC, RAI

06: VER around the outside of BOT for P6
SUT looks to pass BOT too but spins – SUT pulls a 360° in front of the pack, who take to the grass to avoid him

07: MAL brakes too late into the hairpin; hits the rear of SUT; MAL breaks his front wing

08: MAS inside PER for P11
Radio for DIR telling him how to override DRS – a lot to process at these speeds!

09: VDG pits
MAL hasn’t stopped despite the damage to his front wing

10/70: VET, HAM, ROS, WEB, ALO, VER, BOT, RIC, RAI, MAS
SUT pits

11: VET leads HAM by 5.5secs
RAI all over the rear of RIC, but apparently RAI has a brake (heat?) problem
Replay of VET brushing the wall
MAS alongside RAI but RAI holds P9

12: Radio for SUT saying there’s rear wing damage

13: MAS around the outside of RIC; alongside up the hill; RIC ducks into the pit lane

14: WEB pits from P4, followed by VER – early stops
PER pits too

15/70: ROS pits from P3 – another set of options
BOT pits; primes
Incident involving cars 15 (SUT) and 16 (MAL) under investigation – causing a collision

16: Radio for HAM – “we want 3 or 4 laps at this pace”; HAM says he’s pushing
Drive-through penalty for car 16 (MAL) – causing a collision

17: VET pits, followed by ALO
ROS on supersofts is slower than WEB on mediums

18: Radio for ROS – rear temps “in danger zone”
MAS pits – options again

19: WEB taking a different line, trying to cool his car
MAL into the pit lane to serve his drive-through

20/70: HAM pits from P1; VET reclaims the lead
MAS chasing GUT for P12; takes the place

21: RAI (P6) is the highest placed runner still on their original tyres
On-board camera with BOT is on his helmet – gives a better viewpoint

22: ALO closing on WEB

23: RAI pits – slow stop – problem with the rear right
MAS attacking SUT for P11
Replay shows rear jack removed for RAI too soon

24: VET f/lap 1:18.477 (previous f/lap was set on lap 4)
MAS takes P10 from BUT

25/70: VET, HAM, ROS, WEB, ALO, VER, DIR, GRO, SUT, MAS; no retirements
MAS tries to dive past SUT but locks up and has to back out

26: MAS alongside SUT as they enter Turn 1

27: WEB rushing up behind ROS; nearly hits him under braking
BOT past BUT for P11

28: Radio for BUT finally telling him to pit for new tyres – he’s a long way off the pace on those old options
BUT pits – primes
ALO closing on WEB, who in turn is still harrying ROS

29: VET leads by a huge 15.7sec
WEB takes another look at ROS

30/70: VET, HAM, ROS, WEB, ALO, VER, DIR, GRO, SUT, MAS

31: WEB finally makes it past ROS to take P3
ALO dives past ROS too

32: ROS pits
DIR (P7), GRO (P8), BIA (19) and CHI (P20) yet to pit

33: WEB f/lap 1:18.375
Radio for ROS – going to end of the race on this set of tyres

34: PER around BOT for P11
VET has caught RAI (P13) but RAI is busy trying to pass BOT
Radio from HAM – DRS not working

35/70: VET, HAM, WEB, ALO, ROS, VER, DIR, GRO, SUT, MAS
BOT locks up into Turn 1 as RAI harries him for P12

36: RAI makes his move around the outside of BOT and finally takes P12
VDG looks like he’s letting WEB through in the hairpin, but then turns in and hits WEB; breaks the Red Bull’s front wing

37: ALO f/lap 1.18
Looks like WEB has lost most of the left side of his front wing

38: ALO f/lap 1:18.009
Incident involving car 21 (VDG) under investigation – ignoring blue flags

39: ALO f/lap 1:17.844
ALO closing up on WEB

40/70: VET f/lap 1:17.795
10 second stop-go penalty for car 21 (VDG) – ignoring blue flags
ALO f/lap 1:17.726
DIR, GRO and BIA still to pit
RAI past BOT for P12

41: ALO still on the rear wing of WEB but the broken front wing doesn’t seem to be slowing WEB
WEB runs wide coming out of the hairpin

42: ALO around WEB into Turn 1 – takes P3

43: MVET f/lap 1:17.381
MAS pits
VET laps GRO (P8)

45/70: VET, HAM, ALO, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, PER, SUT, RAI
PER pits having just been lapped

46: VET f/lap 1:17.324
BUT closing on teammate PER

47: VET f/lap 1:17.042
WEB pits
Contact between VDG and HUL

48: ALO pits
VDG is dragging his front wing around – finally pulls off
HUL pulls off – suspension failure

49: HAM pits – rejoins still in P2, behind the lapped PER
Radio for WEB – tyres are good, push to the end

50/70: VET pits – still comfortably P1
VET, HAM, ALO, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, SUT, RAI, GRO; retirements: HUL, VDG
Incident involving cars 11 (HUL) and 21 (VDG) under investigation – causing a collision

51: ROS cuts Turn 14
WEB f/lap 1:16.753
DIR still hasn’t made a pit stop!

52: VET runs wide at first chicane – a rare error
Incident involving cars 11 (HUL) and 21 (VDG) will be investigated after the race

53: Radio for DIR – his (DIR’s) call when to stop for tyres

54: MAS past GRO for P10
ALO f/lap 1:16.734

55/70: VET, HAM, ALO, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, SUT, RAI, MAS
HAM laps MAS (P10)

56: VET f/lap 1:16.561
Radio for ROS asking him to open a gap for a precautionary pit stop
ALO under 2secs behind HAM

57: DIR finally makes his first (and presumably only) pit stop

58: Radio for HAM telling him about engine temps – HAM: “please just let me drive man”!

59: VER pits, as does ROS
ALO f/lap 1:16.429 – now just 1sec behind HAM

60/70: VET, HAM, ALO, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, SUT, RAI, MAS; retirements: HUL, VDG
Incident involving car 15 (SUT) under investigation – ignoring blue flags

61: ALO closing right up on HAM
Drive-through penalty for car 15 (SUT) – ignoring blue flags

62: ALO very close but biding his time
HAM catching MAL – radio from HAM calling for blue flags – MAL moves off line

63: ALO alongside on the approach to the hairpin – HAM runs deep, forcing ALO wide
ALO attacks again as they approach Turn 1 – takes P2
SUT serves his drive-through penalty

64: HAM not giving up – using DRS to keep on ALO’s tail
ALO defends through the chicane

65/70: VET, ALO, HAM, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, RAI, MAS, SUT
Did HAM tag the rear of ALO?

66: GUT in the tyre wall in Turn 2 – looks like a problem as he came out of the pit lane?
DRS disabled due to GUT’s car
GUT safely out of his car

67: MAS staring at the gearbox of RAI

68: GUT’s car removed; yellow flags removed; DRS enabled again

69: MAS trying to find a way around RAI

70/70 = final lap: ALO f/lap 1:16.203
WEB f/lap 1:16.182
MAS uses DRS to take P8 from RAI

VET takes the chequered flag – Red Bull’s first F1 victory in North America!
ALO P2
HAM P3 – his 3rd podium this season

Provisional result: VET, ALO, HAM, WEB, ROS, VER, DIR, MAS, RAI, SUT; PER, BUT, GRO, BOT, RIC, MAL, BIA, PIC, CHI
DNF: GUT, HUL, VDG

From lap 52: Incident involving cars 11 (HUL) and 21 (VDG) will be investigated after the race

3 Replies to “Canadian Grand Prix – Race”

  1. “The FIA has confirmed that a Canadian Grand Prix marshal has lost his life after being run over by a crane towards the end of Sunday’s Montreal race.

    The marshal was assisting in the retrieval of Esteban Gutierrez’s crashed Sauber when he tripped and fell into the path of the mobile crane that was recovering the car to the pits.” [source: FIA]

  2. I forgot to submit my GridBids picks for this race so I get the same picks from the previous race: VET=P1, WEB=P4, BUT=P12, ROS=P5, HAM=P3 & HUL=DNF.

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