Canadian Grand Prix was best race since Brazil 2008, F1 Fanatic readers say

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Just how good was Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix? According to F1 Fanatic readers it was the best race since the epic championship showdown at Interlagos two years ago. Now Bridgestone is looking into what lessons it can learn from the race to help produce more exciting Grands Prix over the rest of the season. But … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix was best race since Brazil 2008, F1 Fanatic readers say

“Can’t afford to just take points” – Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton reckons it’s important to push for wins rather than settle for point to be competitive in the world championship this year. Speaking to his official website after his second consecutive win of the season the 2008 world champion said: It’s great to be leading the world championship, but, I have to be honest, … Continue reading “Can’t afford to just take points” – Hamilton

Schumacher “closed the door too much”

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Felipe Massa pointed the finger at former team mate Michael Schumacher for their collision in the Canadian Grand Prix. Massa blamed Schumacher for breaking his Ferrari’s front wing during the race: I was caught up in the accident at the first corner, sandwiched between Button and Liuzzi, which removed any chance of a clean race … Continue reading Schumacher “closed the door too much”

Alonso had fastest pit stop in Canada

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Fernando Alonso enjoyed the fastest pit stop of the Canadian Grand Prix – which helped him jump ahead of Lewis Hamilton early in the race. No other team managed a pit stop within a quarter of a second as fast as Ferrari’s lightning-quick effort. Felipe Massa’s best stop was over three seconds slower than Alonso’s. … Continue reading Alonso had fastest pit stop in Canada

Alonso blames traffic for losing first and second places (Ferrari race review)

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Ferrari’s criticism of the new teams took a twist at the Canadian Grand Prix when Fernando Alonso blamed backmarkers for losing him the race. But Felipe Massa took advantage of the lapped cars to pull off one of the best passes of the race. It proved one of few highlights in a frustrating race for … Continue reading Alonso blames traffic for losing first and second places (Ferrari race review)

Buemi leads and scores (STR race review)

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A mixed race for the Toro Rosso duo. Buemi led for a lap and passed Michael Schumacher. But Alguersuari, who led his team mate at the start, clashed with Rubens Barrichello and finished out of the points. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 15 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’16.928 (-0.101) 1’17.029 Race position 8 … Continue reading Buemi leads and scores (STR race review)

No points again (Williams race review)

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Williams failed to score for the third race in a row in the Canadian Grand Prix and Toro Rosso are now tied with them on points for seventh place in the constructors’ championship. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 11 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’16.434 (-0.004) 1’16.438 Race position 14 13 Average race lap … Continue reading No points again (Williams race review)

Another double DNF (Sauber race review)

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As Sauber’s own press release put it: “In what was a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix with great motor racing. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa played a rather insignificant role.” Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.611 (-0.408) 1’18.019 Race position Average race lap 1’24.440 (-22.768) … Continue reading Another double DNF (Sauber race review)

Set-up gamble fails (Virgin race review)

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Virgin gambled on an aggressive low-downforce set-up at Montreal but changing track conditions and continued unreliability meant a poor race for the team. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 21 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’18.941 (-0.734) 1’19.675 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’25.921 (-0.838) 1’26.760 Laps 50/70 65/70 Pit stops 4 3 … Continue reading Set-up gamble fails (Virgin race review)

Hamilton is fifth different championship leader (Canadian GP stats and facts)

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An exciting race in Canada also gave us a bumper crop of F1 stats and facts. Three champions stood on the podium for the first time since 1991, McLaren scored back-to-back one-twos for the first time since 2000 – and Rubens Barrichello logged his 15,000th racing lap. Read on for more stats and facts from … Continue reading Hamilton is fifth different championship leader (Canadian GP stats and facts)

Schumacher slumps to 11th as Rosberg takes points (Mercedes race review)

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Michael Schumacher’s move on Felipe Massa came under scrutiny after the Canadian Grand Prix – but the stewards rightly concluded the Mercedes driver had done nothing wrong. The same goes for his early dice with Robert Kubica, although that left him with a puncture which compromised his race. Meanwhile team mate Nico Rosberg had a … Continue reading Schumacher slumps to 11th as Rosberg takes points (Mercedes race review)

Liuzzi grabs precious points as puncture hobbles Sutil (Force India race review)

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The Force India duo had an eventful race, swapping positions twice on-track without coming to blow. Having started fifth and ninth the team clearly hoped for a better finish than ninth and tenth. But after Vitantonio Liuzzi’s tangle with Felipe Massa at the start, and Adrian Sutil’s puncture, they can count themselves fortunate to have … Continue reading Liuzzi grabs precious points as puncture hobbles Sutil (Force India race review)

Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

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Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Robert Kubica Renault 1’16.972 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.806 0.834 3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’17.832 0.860 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’18.144 1.172 5 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’18.148 1.176 6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’18.207 1.235 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’18.325 1.353 8 Sebastian Vettel Red … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix fastest laps

Canadian Grand Prix in pictures

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Once again the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve served as F1’s playground and gave us a scintillating race. Look back on the race in pictures below including shots of Sebastien Buemi defending his lead from Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, Vitaly Petrov and Pedro de la Rosa tangling at the start and Jaime Alguersuari and Nico Rosberg … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix in pictures

Schumacher unpunished for Massa move

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Canadian Grand Prixin pictures The Canadian Grand Prix stewards decided to take no action over the collision between Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa in the closing stages of the race. Massa’s race engineer Rob Smedley claimed Schumacher had caused a collision by braking too early for the final chicane. Massa drew alongside the Mercedes and … Continue reading Schumacher unpunished for Massa move

Hamilton takes championship lead – full points after Canada

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Drivers’ championship points Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 109 2 Jenson Button 106 3 Mark Webber 103 4 Fernando Alonso 94 5 Sebastian Vettel 90 6 Nico Rosberg 74 7 Robert Kubica 73 8 Felipe Massa 67 9 Michael Schumacher 34 10 Adrian Sutil 23 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 12 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 … Continue reading Hamilton takes championship lead – full points after Canada

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