Formula 1 is back this week and round 7 of the 2018 F1 world championship takes place in Montreal, Canada.
The 70-lap race will take place at the legendary Circuit De Gilles Villeneuve named in honour famous Canadian Formula 1 racer Gilles Villeneuve. Located on the Ile Notre-Dame, the circuit first hosted its first grand prix in 1978 which to the delight of the Canadians was won by Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari. After his tragic death, the circuit’s name was changed in his honor and has been the setting for some mind-blowing racing for the past 40 years. Michael Schumacher holds the record for most race wins with Lewis Hamilton being the second most successful driver with 6 race wins to his name. It was also the place where Jean Alesi took his 1st and only race win driving the no.27 Ferrari which incidentally was also the number of Ferrari driven by Gilles Villeneuve.
Ferrari’s strong display of pace in the beginning of the season underlined the fact that after nearly 11 years, the 2018 Scuderia Ferrari is a complete package and a race winning contender at almost every race on the F1 calendar. The car is no doubt fast and a challenger to Mercedes but the performances seem to vary based on tyre and track characteristics.
Join us later today for the latest updates and results from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.