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Canada 2010 - Race information - Prepare for the Montreal weekend with times, weather and more

Published by Mr. C

After what seems like a very brief break, Formula 1 teams cross the Atlantic this week heading in the direction of Montreal, Canada and the fantastic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After a year's absence, the track is making a welcome return to the F1 calendar.


The weather

This isn't the kind of track that requires changeable weather conditions to spice up the action, but it looks like weekend will be seeing some anyway. While practice and qualifying is expected to be dry, Sunday's conditions may throw some rain into the mix.

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The circuit

The 8th round of the 2010 championship brings engine and braking challenges to the party, with four long straights and several tight corners. The track on the Île Notre-Dame island has a history of breaking up towards the end of the weekend, expect tyre degradation to be an issue for some.

Circuit Information
TimezoneGMT -4
First Race1978
Total Grand Prix30
Length4.361 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 12.275sRalf Schumacher (Williams-BMW)2004
Fastest Lap1m 13.622sRubens Barrichello (Ferrari)2004
Race Time1hr 28m 24.803sMichael Schumacher (Ferrari)2004
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Circuit Map
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 115:0010:00
Free Practice 219:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 315:0010:00
SundayDrivers Parade15:3010:30
The Race17:0012:00

Support racing for this event includes Ferrari Challenge, Historic Grand Prix and Formule 1600.

Press Conference Schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday16:0011:00Lucas di Grassi
Lewis Hamilton
Robert Kubica
Felipe Massa
Nico Rosberg
Friday21:0016:00Éric Boullier
Norbert Haug
Christian Horner
Martin Whitmarsh
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Following live

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