Canadian Grand Prix Guide, Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions

The Formula One season returns to Canada for the first time in three years. Here is Bettingpro’s guide to the Canadian Grand Prix and its host venue, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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The 2023 Formula One season is once again in danger of turning into a one-horse race with Max Verstappen looking like he would finish on the podium if he was using a skateboard.

Defending back-to-back champion Verstappen has won five of the seven races held this season, and he goes in search of a fourth successive victory when the FI campaign heads to Canada.

At this stage of his career, Verstappen could start at the back of the grid every race and still finish in the top three. Yes, his car is superior, but he is a good driver as well.

Unfortunately, being a good driver is not enough these days. Your car has to be far superior to your rivals if you are in with a shot of being crowned champion.

Lewis Hamilton has not become a poor driver overnight, so the car must not be on the level of the likes of Red Bull, Ferrari or even Aston Martin.

Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate had a good race in Spain when they both finished on the podium, but they still need to improve if they are going to stop Verstappen from being world champion for the third season in a row.

I just cannot see Verstappen losing at the moment. I am backing him to win the race, but he will be pushed all the way by team-mate Sergio Perez.

For the podium finish, I am going with Verstappen, Perez and Russell, with the latter just pipping Fernando Alonso to third with Lewis Hamilton claiming a fifth-place finish.

Circuit Guide

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve began hosting the Canadian Grand Prix in 1982, with the legendary Gilles Villeneuve winning the first F1 race to be held there, and with the exception of 1987 and 2009 it has hosted this race ever since. The circuit has undergone a number of changes since the early 90s and they have paid off because this track is now one of the most popular venues on the Formula 1 calendar with both drivers and fans. There are plenty of opportunities to overtake and that means there is never a shortage of drama as drivers battle for positions. Michael Schumacher had long been the most successful driver in the history of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, having won the race seven times, but he is no longer alone at the top of the all-time list after Lewis Hamilton won here for the seventh time in 2019. This will be the first Canadian Grand Prix since Hamilton’s last win.

Location: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Number of Laps: 70
Lap Length: 2.709 miles
Lap Record: Valtteri Bottas, 1 minute, 13.078 seconds (2019)

Canadian Grand Prix Winners

1961Peter RyanLotus-ClimaxMosport Park
1962Masten GregoryLotus-ClimaxMosport Park
1963Pedro RodriguezFerrariMosport Park
1964Pedro RodriguezFerrariMosport Park
1965Jim HallChaparral-ChevroletMosport Park
1966Mark DonohueLola-ChevroletMosport Park
1967Jack BrabhamBrabham-RepcoMosport Park
1968Denny HulmeMcLaren-FordMont-Tremblant
1969Jacky IckxBrabham-FordMosport Park
1970Jacky IckxFerrariMont-Tremblant
1971Jackie StewartTyrrell-FordMosport Park
1972Jackie StewartTyrrell-FordMosport Park
1973Peter RevsonMcLaren-FordMosport Park
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren-FordMosport Park
1976James HuntMcLaren-FordMosport Park
1977Jody ScheckterWolf-FordMosport Park
1978Gilles VilleneuveFerrariCircuit Ile Notre-Dame
1979Alan JonesWilliams-FordCircuit Ile Notre-Dame
1980Alan JonesWilliams-FordCircuit Ile Notre-Dame
1981Jacques LaffiteLigier-MatraCircuit Ile Notre-Dame
1982Nelson PiquetBrabham-BMWCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1983Rene ArnouxFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1984Nelson PiquetBrabham-BMWCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1985Michele AlboretoFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1986Nigel MansellWilliams-HondaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1989Thierry BoutsenWilliams-RenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1990Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1991Nelson PiquetBenetton-FordCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1992Gerhard BergerMcLaren-HondaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1993Alain ProstWilliams-RenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1994Michael SchumacherBenetton-FordCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1995Jean AlesiFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1996Damon HillWilliams-RenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1997Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1998Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
1999Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2000Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2001Ralf SchumacherWilliams-BMWCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2002Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2003Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2004Michael SchumacherFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2005Kimi RaikkonenMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2006Fernando AlonsoRenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2007Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2008Robert KubicaBMW SauberCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2010Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2011Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2012Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-MercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2014Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-RenaultCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2016Lewis HamiltonMercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2018Sebastian VettelFerrariCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2019Lewis HamiltonMercedesCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
2020No Race  
2021No Race  
2022Max VerstappenRed Bull RacingCircuit Gilles Villeneuve