Surrounded with water on three sides, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve turns out to be one of the most scenic circuits in the North American continent. After the first two European races of the year, Formula One’s mid-season flyaway takes teams to Montreal for race number seven, the Canadian Grand Prix. The race once again takes place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuv, which is built on a man-made island in the St Lawrence River and has been the home of the Canadian GP since 1978.
The 2.71-mile track is quite challenging for drivers, due to its four long straights and tight slow corners. This makes it particularly hard on the brakes. Eleven of the 14 corners at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve are taken at below 100 mph.
From the technical aspect, this circuit can be the harshest on braking with its heavy braking corners, and when it comes to tyres, it can be tricky getting the tyres into the optimum tyre temperature window, which has been one of Ferrari’s major issues in the first part of the 2019 Formula One season.
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, as the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.