Formula 1 - Canada
The Formula One Canadian Grand Prix is a race in the FIA Formula One World Championship calendar. It is held annually at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for drivers and one for constructors. Drivers must hold valid Super Licences, a permanent racing license issued by the FIA, to compete in F1 races.
The race was first to run in 1967 and has been part of the World Championship since 1968. It was not run in 1970 and 1979 due to safety concerns with the circuit but was held every year since 1986. The event usually occurs on or soon after Labour Day weekend, between mid-June and early September.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is named after Canada's 11th Prime Minister, who died eight months before construction began on October 30th, 1982. Since its inception, it has been modified several times: In 1987, it was shortened by a couple of hundred meters and brought closer to the downtown area; in 1990, a chicane was added to what had been the "wall of champions," where Gilles Villeneuve had crashed fatally during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix; in 1995 another chicane was added at what had been Turn 7; and finally, in 2007 a new section was added before Turn 11 called "The Tunnel," which resembles Monaco's famous tunnel.
The Canadian Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, June 19th, 2022.
This race covers a distance of 4.361 km (2.709 miles) on a closed course.
Ferrari is the winningest team with 14 victories in 56 races.
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