Sebastian Vettel takes the chequered flag at Montreal




Canadian Grand Prix


The Canadian GP started as a sports car event in 1961. Since 1967 it has been part of the F1 calendar, hosted first at Mosport Park, then at Mont Tremblant, and finally at it's current location, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, in Montreal.

The race has become one of the biggest, most vibrant, and most popular of the F1 season.

Canadian GP Details
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Date 8th-10th June 2018
Lap Length 2.709mi, 4.361km
Laps 70
Race Distance 189.694mi, 307.574km
Turns 305.270 km
Race lap record 1:13.622, Rubens Barichello, Ferrari, 2004
Routed track plan of Montreal Circuit

Footprint :- 9.85 x 2.83m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Width :- 8cm

Lane Length :- 21.34m

Track :- Scratch build

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

The circuit is located on a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River most of which was originally built up for the 1967 Expo. The track itself runs right around the outside of the island, and almost half of it runs alongside the Olympic Basin, a huge rectangular pool created for the rowing events of the 1976 Olympic games.

Unusually, the circuit is probably most famous for a wall, namely the Wall of Champions, so called because Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve all crashed there in 1999.


Michael Schumacher has won the most Canadian GPs, with 7 wins. Lewis Hamilton has won 6, and Nelson Piquet 3.

Amongst the current drivers, Hamilton's dominance in Montreal is emphasised by the fact that the only other winners, Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikonnen have only managed one win each.

In terms of the teams, McLaren have the most F1 Canadian GP wins with 13, Ferrari have 11, and Williams have 7.

Last year's winner was Lewis Hamilton who took the pole, the fastest lap, and the race win.


In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was reported to be the most watched F1 GP in the world, and the third most watched TV sporting event of any kind, behind the Super Bowl and the Champions League Final..

The Montreal event is usaully well attended with nearly 100,000 on race day, and approaching 250,000 over the course of the event.

Past Winners
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2014 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2011 Jenson Button McLaren
2010 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
Scalextric track plan of Montreal Circuit

Footprint :- 4.03 x 1.21m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 8.66m

Track :- Scalextric

C8205 S 12
C8202 R1 17
C8200 1/4S 4
C8236 SS 2
C8235 R4 4
C8234 1/2 R2 1
C8206 R2 2
C8207 1/2S 2
C8278 1/2 R1 5
Ninco track plan of Montreal Circuit

Footprint :- 4.74 x 1.43m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 10.17m

Track :- Ninco

10105 R2 2
10104 1/4 S 3
10113 1/2 R1 5
10103 1/2 S 8
10102 S 9
10115 R5 6
10116 SS 2
10108 R4 3
10106 R1 16