Canadian Grand Prix Guide

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Photo by HOCH ZWEI/DPA/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Canadian Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Circuit Guide

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, having been built and opened in 1978. The Montreal track began hosting the Canadian Grand prix four years later, 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.

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

YEAR DRIVER TEAM CIRCUIT
1961 Peter Ryan Lotus-Climax Mosport Park
1962 Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax Mosport Park
1963 Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Mosport Park
1964 Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari Mosport Park
1965 Jim Hall Chaparral-Chevrolet Mosport Park
1966 Mark Donohue Lola-Chevrolet Mosport Park
1967 Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Mosport Park
1968 Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Mont-Tremblant
1969 Jacky Ickx Brabham-Ford Mosport Park
1970 Jacky Ickx Ferrari Mont-Tremblant
1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park
1972 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park
1973 Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1976 James Hunt McLaren-Ford Mosport Park
1977 Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Mosport Park
1978 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Circuit Ile Notre-Dame
1979 Alan Jones Williams-Ford Circuit Ile Notre-Dame
1980 Alan Jones Williams-Ford Circuit Ile Notre-Dame
1981 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Circuit Ile Notre-Dame
1982 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1983 Rene Arnoux Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1984 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1985 Michele Alboreto Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1986 Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1989 Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1991 Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1992 Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1993 Alain Prost Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1995 Jean Alesi Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1996 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1997 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1999 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2001 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2008 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2010 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2011 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2014 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2018 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2019 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve